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Area's Collegians Well into Spring While Fields Back Home Soak
While Berkshire County high school student-athletes spin their wheels in the gym and watch the rescheduled and postponed game count grow, area alumnae are well into their spring seasons, most of which started on spring break trips to warmer climes.   The Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team started its season with a
Clarksburg Residents Remain Unconvinced of Cell Tower Need
The planner said they want to have a decision prior to the town election so as not to push the decision onto a new board.  CLARKSBURG, Mass. — River Road neighbors hammered representatives of Verizon Wireless on Tuesday over a plan to install a 140-foot monopole at the former North Adams Country
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The Independent Investor: Don't Let Romance Blind You to Finances
Don't let romance blind you to the financial downside of living together. Unmarried couples need as much, if not more, financial and estate planning than those who are married. Without it, one or both partners may lose everything they have committed to the relationship. Here is a primer on what steps you should take.   Over 6.7
Berkshire, Bennington Cultural Institutions Create 'Art Country'
Mass MoCA Director Joseph Thompson talks about the ArtCountry collaborative on Wednesday morning. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph Thompson's been talking for years about creating a destination in North County that will keep tourists longer than a day. The director of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is convinced
Payless Shoe Store to Close at Berkshire Mall
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Payless ShoeSource at the Berkshire Mall is slated for closure, the latest hit to the struggling shopping center. Payless joins a number of national brands closing brick-and-mortar storefronts in the face of declining sales and the rise of online shopping. Two weeks ago, J.C. Penney, a founding anchor at the
BArT Charter Public School Announces New Executive Director
ADAMS, Mass. — The Board of Trustees of BART Charter Public School has named James "Jay" C. White II as the school's executive director, starting June 19. Trustee Chair Charles Swabey said White will bring to BArT more than 30 years of teaching, administrative and fundraising experience in a variety of settings,
How Can the Sandwich Generation Relieve Financial Stress?
Don't worry too much if you haven't heard, but April is National Stress Awareness Month. Of course, stress can present emotional and physical challenges to all of us, but if you belong to the “sandwich generation” – that is, you may be caring for aging parents while still supporting your own children – you may be
North Adams Happenings: April 4-11
North Adams Happenings: April 5-11 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
Higher Ed Commissioner Santiago to Speak at BCC Commencement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago will be the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 57th commencement.   Santiago was appointed to his position by Gov. Charlie Baker in July 2015. Working with the Board of Higher Education, he is responsible for providing overall direction to
Biz Briefs: Two Pittsfield Businesses Get Help to Grow
There they grow: The city of Pittsfield has fully supported two local businesses, Modern Mold and Tool and Shire City Herbals, which were recently awarded tax incentives through the state's Economic Development Incentive Program to facilitate expansion projects in the city. The businesses were among 13 companies across the commonwealth
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