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The Independent Investor: Only The Rich Are Saving
Last quarter, the  percent age of Americans' personal savings rate stood at 5.9  percent of their disposable income, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis'. Given that number had fallen to as low as 1.9 percent in 2005, that's a large improvement. But who is saving and who is not is the real question to
Health Screenings Save Time for Busy Moms
  Dr. Malcolm Paine Women lead busy lives. Many function in multiple roles in caring for their families every day including chauffeur, chief executive, banker, scheduler, professional organizer and cook.  When you’re a mom, taking care of yourself can seem like a extravagant luxury. But visiting your
Weight Lifting Event Raises Money for Cancer Awareness
ADAMS, Mass. - This past weekend marked the inaugural Balls Out Bash Push Pull Powerlifting Meet to Benefit Barballs, Inc., and its mission to help our communities battle cancer.   With the support of our community, Iron Bred Strength and the sport of powerlifting, Barballs, Inc., was able to raise
Clarksburg Will Take Over Water District Operations
District operator Clebe Scott, left, and Town Administrator Carl McKinney explain the needs of the water system.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Members of the Briggsville Water District voted unanimously on Wednesday to have the town take over its operations.    The vote by about 20 or so households in the
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Berkshire Special Olympians Compete in Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Hundreds of athletes from throughout Berkshire County converged at Monument Mountain Regional High School on Wednesday for the 38th annual Berkshire Area Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.   Participants competed in running, throwing and jumping events, thrilling to their own accomplishments
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North Adams Happenings: May 3-9
North Adams Happenings: May 3 - 9 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
Smart Investing Can Help You Race Toward Your Goals
It's Kentucky Derby time again. Even if you're not much of a horse racing fan, you might appreciate all the Derby's pageantry – the mint juleps, the women's beautiful hats, the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home," and so on. But if you look beyond the hoopla, you'll realize just how much work it takes to
Mount Greylock Prepping for Opening Day May 20
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The state is hiring a parks supervisor for Mount Greylock State Reservation but the individual will likely not be in place by the time the summit and Bascom Lodge open on May 20.    "That's good because in January, we got a letter saying we don't have any money," Mount Greylock
Pignatelli Secures Funds for County Initiatives, MassPike Study
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, secured funding and language for the 4th Berkshire District in the House of Representatives' version of the fiscal 2018 state budget was passed last week.   It includes language that would require the state Department of Transportation to study the
Clarksburg Election, Town Meeting Set; Wednesday Last Day to Register
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Citizens have until Wednesday (tonight) at 8 p.m. to register to vote in the annual town meeting and election.    Voter registration hours are being held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.   The town election will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at the Senior Center on West Cross
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