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The Independent Investor: Let's Have a Jewelry Party
Contrary to all the present and future trends in retailing, multilevel marketing (MLM) is still alive and well in this country. Exactly what is MLM and why are so many Americans enamored with hitting up their friends and relatives in an effort to succeed at personal retailing? MLM is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is
Talk to Your Adult Children About Smart Financial Moves
If you have children who are finishing college or embarking on their first full-time job, you obviously want them to get off to a good start in their adult and working lives. And by virtue of your years of experience, you probably have some good advice to offer – especially when it comes to making smart financial moves. Of course,
Mister Tire Closing After 38 Years in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — One sure sign that winter is coming has been for decades the spiraling line of vehicles leading to the doors of Mister Tire No more. After more than 40 years, Larry Davis is cleaning his hands of the tire business. Davis confirmed on Tuesday that Mister Tire will be closing its doors on June
North Adams Housing Authority Receives Favorable Audit
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams Housing Authority Executive Director Jennifer Hohn reported that the fiscal 2015 audit came back with no financial findings. "We have no financial findings which is the most important," Hohn told the housing authority commissioners Monday. "There are no questioned costs." She
Stop Ignoring Recall Letters From Auto Manufacturers
Over the past two years, 113 million vehicles have been recalled by manufacturers. According to, that’s approximately one of every four cars on the road being recalled. This does not mean cars are any less safe than in the past; in fact, industry experts feel that cars are safer than ever before. It’s just that
Clarksburg Town Meeting, Election Set
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters on Wednesday night will decide a $4.3 million total budget for fiscal 2017 and whether to institute two new zoning bylaws. Town meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school. The annual town election will be held Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 7 at the Clarksburg
Berkshires Beat: Honoring Downing On His Way Out
More praise: State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) received awards from advocates for the Massachusetts tourism industry and advocates for clean energy in two ceremonies at the State House earlier this month. Downing, a former chair and current vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, was
Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Give Veterans Reserved Parking
Park place: In honor of National Military Appreciation Month in May, Lee Premium Outlets unveiled two reserved Veteran/Military parking spaces with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 20. U.S. Army Recruitment Officers Staff Sgt. Aaron Pierce and Sgt. First Class Kenneth Rosado were in attendance along with representatives from various local
Berkshire Scenic Begins Summer Season Memorial Weekend
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With several blasts of the train whistle, the Hoosac Valley Service's Budd Car 6126 moved along the backways of the city at a dignified 10 mph. The ride from North Adams to Adams on Friday night was a precursor of the scenic rail line's first full summer season in North County — and a sneak peak for
North Adams Committee Mull Airbnb Impact on City
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lodging in Northern Berkshire is caught between feast and famine. There's no room to be found during the summer and high-traffic weekends; in the winter and shoulder seasons, rooms go begging. It's a conundrum that city officials are keeping in mind as they grapple with the growing shared services
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