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@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years
Stocks have had what is called a "V" shaped recovery this week. The indexes climbed every day at least one percent or more. Will it continue or ...   It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout of profit-taking after the stupendous come-back we have had would be entirely reasonable. If the
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WinterFest Set for Saturday in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams will host its annual WinterFest on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring sledding, snow building, hot chocolate, the annual Chowder Cook-off, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, a community camp fire and the third annual WinterFest Farm & Artisan Marketplace. Festivities will
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Snowfall Predictions: Saturday Night Snow
  Ha, ha. You thought spring was here as you shed the heavy winter coats this past week! But alas, a winter storm is moving into the Northeast on Saturday night, bringing with the potential of 3 to 6 inches of snow in Berkshire County, according to AccuWeather, which is putting the probability of snow at around 50
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BRPC to Choose New Executive Director Next Week
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BRPC will pick its new executive director next week.   A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just
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BART Boys Basketball Rallies, Falls Short in League Title Game
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- You know a program has arrived when moral victories just don’t cut it.   In that sense, the BART basketball team has arrived.   Moments after losing its league championship game on a late 3-pointer after rallying from 11 points down midway through the third quarter, the Wolf Pack players
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Clarksburg Opens Bids for Gleason Street Culvert Repair
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Town officials on Wednesday opened six bids for repairs to a 200-foot culvert that has failed near Gleason Street.   Wheeler Brook runs from north of Gates Avenue and then under North Houghton, Gleason and School streets and down into North Adams to empty into the Hoosic River.    The
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The Independent Investor: Time to Hedge Your Bets?
Over the last few weeks, the threat of rising inflation has triggered a great deal of concern among investors. Given that inflation has been at a low level for a number of years, their concern may be justified.   Many market pundits were surprised by the wage data in the non-farm payroll report for December, which was released two
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'Peter Rabbit': Hop to It!
The kids whooped and hollered in gleeful approval of director Will Gluck's adaptation of Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit." This even included the 10-to-12 contingent, usually too sophisticated to admit endorsement of an entertainment that might indict them of liking "baby stuff." And while the littler ones among the
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Guest Column: Quit Smoking to Celebrate American Heart Month
To the Editor: February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease. Smoking can: • Raise triglycerides (a type of fat in your blood) • Lower "good" cholesterol (HDL) • Make blood sticky and more likely to
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MCLA Men, Women Fall to Salem State
SALEM, Mass. -- Salem State junior Kia Fernandes had a double double with 26 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Vikings to a 58-47 MASCAC win over MCLA.   The Vikings split the season series as they improve to 9-16 overall and are 5-7 in the conference.   MCLA suffered a setback to its playoff hopes with the loss as it
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