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The Independent Investor: 'Watch the Gap Please'
If you haven't realized it by now, Medicare has a lot of "gaps" in its coverage. In order to close that gap, various private insurance companies offer plans that cover a lot of out-of-pocket costs — for a price. Bare-bones Medicare coverage can leave you with some steep medical bills. As we discussed in our last column,
Polito Signs Community Compacts With Lanesborough, Windsor
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito shakes Windsor Selectman Doug McNally's hand. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — It is difficult for small towns to bring in special expertise so the state is stepping in to help.    Lanesborough wants to focus more on economic development and that long-range planning is significantly
North Adams May Seek Funds For Library Repair
Mayor Richard Alcombright and Building Inspector William Meranti met with the library trustees last week after concerns surfaced about the condition of the historic building. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The mayor told the library trustees last week that the city is aware of the public library's maintenance
North Adams Planners OK Tiny House Builder
The newest permutation of the Redwood project that adds a restaurant and spa on the east end. The planners have asked the developers to submit permitting plans instead of updates to ensure the public also is kept abreast of the project. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Planning Board approved permits for a tiny house manufacturer
Father Daughter Dance Set in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Father and Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Hall on Curran Highway. Tickets are $10 and are only available in advance at Persnickety Toys in North Adams, Val's in Adams and Where'd You Get That?! in Williamstown. Due to safety
North Adams Hosts Winterfest Celebration for 20th Year
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams invites everyone downtown for WinterFest on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sledding, snow building, hot chocolate, the annual Chowder Cook-off, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, a community camp fire, and the second annual WinterFest Farm & Artisan Marketplace. This
What's Smarter: Paying Off Debts or Investing?
If you're just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way – but here's one that's not unpleasant: choosing what to do with some extra disposable income. When this happens, what should you do with the money? Your decisions could make a real difference in your
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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 15-21
North Adams Happenings: February 15-21 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
North Adams Approves 'Safe & Inclusive' Resolution
The City Council approved the resolution unanimously after another modification. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution declaring North Adams a safe and inclusive community. The vote was greeted with applause by a crowded City Council chamber. The resolution put forward by
North Adams Pushing For Votes as Deadline Looms
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — For a few shining moments, North Adams jumped to second place in voting for the Small Business Revolution's Main Street challenge. And then it was gone. "It was literally up for three minutes," said Benjamin Lamb, who's helping lead the charge for the city to capture a $500,000 economic
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