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Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer Efforts
Lever's Jeffrey Thomas gives a T-shirt to intern Jade Schnauber because she's kind of a big deal.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — They say that doing is the best way to learn. So for 10 weeks, 44 college students have had a chance experience how their education can be applied to real-world
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Berkshire Workforce Board Taps Two New Staffers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two professionals have joined the Berkshire Workforce Board to help move a number of initiatives forward. Shannon Zayac, manager of industry relations, will be engaging employers throughout Berkshire County to define their workforce needs and assist with recruitment and retention strategies. She will be
Perfect Timing: How Do You Know When It's Time To Do Joint Replacement?
Joint replacement surgeries are some of the most popular and successful operations being performed today. In fact, in 2017, more than 1.6 million Americans underwent hip or knee replacement. And in 90 percent of the cases, the patient is happy with the result. If you're someone who suffers from chronic joint pain and you hear about
How Does Social Security Fit Into Your Retirement Income Strategy?
It might not be on your calendar, but Aug. 14 is Social Security Day. Since it was enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, Social Security has provided some financial support for millions of Americans during their retirement years. While Social Security benefits, by themselves, probably aren't enough to enable you to retire comfortably, they can be a key
North Adams' Belltower Records to Host Summer Jam II
Belltower bought out the inventory of the former Toonerville Trolley. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Belltower Records has settled into the community as a hub for music fans, musicians, and audiophiles alike.   It is easy to lose a few hours on the third floor of the Norad Mill digging through the overflowing record
Monument Mountain, Drury Reach Giorgi League Final
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Scott McGuire Jr. scored 29 points and collected 10 rebounds Thursday to lead the Drury boys basketball team to a 74-45 win over Mount Greylock in the semi-finals of the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Anthony Pettingill score 12 for the Blue Devils.   Malcolm Waynick scored 14, and Liam
The Independent Investor: Will We race to the Bottom?
Financial markets are in turmoil. President Trump's trade war is escalating, and with it, fears that both China and the U.S. will employ a new weapon, currency devaluation, to win the war. Is that a wise move?   The last time the country devalued the dollar outright was on Dec. 18, 1971, when President Nixon took the country
'The Farewell': And a Fond One at That
Every so often, some philosophically inclined sort seeks a window into your soul by asking, "If you could spend time with anyone now deceased, who would it be, pray tell?"    Akin in hypocrisy to first wishing for world peace or a cure for cancer before asking for a Ferrari whence blowing out my birthday candles, I
Cross' 50 Points Lift Team in Giorgi League
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Keiland Cross scored 50 points on Wednesday night, and his team needed every one of them in an 89-88 win in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Cross connected on nine 3-pointers and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Lifting Standards to the one-point win over Pizza House at the
Ashland Street Improvements Next Big Project in North Adams
The 'quintessential project' for fiscal 2018's block grant program was the splash park at Noel Field.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city's next major improvement project will be rejuvenating the Ashland Street corridor from Davenport to Summer Street.    The street's seen
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