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What to expect from a financial advisor
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:00PM / Tuesday, July 05, 2022
If you know how important it is to invest for your future, but you're unsure of the road to follow, you may want to get some guidance and direction from a financial professional. But if you've never worked with one before, what can you expect?   Here are some things to look for:    Assessment – A financial advisor will assess your current financial situation – assets, income, debts and so on – but that's just the start. These days, advisors recognize the need to view their clients' lives holistically. Consequently, you will see questions like this: What are your feelings about investing? How would you judge your risk tolerance? What are


SVHC Weekly Health Update July 1
08:14AM / Tuesday, July 05, 2022
  July 1, 2022   Michael Roizen, MD, Discusses Calculating Your Real


Blue Sox Stop SteepleCats
10:25PM / Monday, July 04, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Damaurys Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs Monday to lead the Valley Blue Sox to a 7-3 win over the SteepleCats at Joe Wolfe Field.   Emmanuel Corporan struck out five and allowed a pair of runs in five innings of work to pick up the win on the mound.   Hunter Pasqualini went 3-for-5 with a triple and raised his batting average to .303 for the SteepleCats this summer.   North Adams (5-18) hosts Bristol on Tuesday.


Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence
09:06AM / Monday, July 04, 2022

A reminder what today is really all about: The adoption of a (literally) revolutionary document that stated the grievances of the colonists against England and their resolve to pursue a course of self-determination — without the bindings of hereditary rule.

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent


SteepleCats Fall to Mystic
10:34PM / Saturday, July 02, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Kevin Ferrer went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs Saturday as the Mystic Schooners beat North Adams, 10-6, at Joe Wolfe Field in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.   Scott Jones was 3-for-5 at the plate for the SteepleCats.   North Adams (5-17) hosts the Valley Blue Sox on Monday at 6:30.


Local Gallery, Artists Support Louison House
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:48PM / Saturday, July 02, 2022

Real Eyes Gallery owners Bill and Francie Riley opened their doors to host the exhibition.

ADAMS, Mass. — An exhibition at the Real Eyes Gallery has raised several thousand dollars for Louison House to help those affected by homelessness.

"A Sense of Place" opened on June 4 and concluded on Thursday but the pieces will be live and available on the gallery's website for another month. Fifty percent of all artwork sales go to the non-profit organization.

Gallery owners Bill and Francie Riley were approached by the four participating artists who wanted to do something good in the community and happily played host. 

"The driving force behind the art


Fourth of July Festivities Include Parades, Fireworks
08:01AM / Saturday, July 02, 2022

Festivities marking the nation's 243rd birthday will be held around the Berkshires. All events are on Thursday July 4, unless otherwise noted. Planning a trip to Boston? See MassDOT's traffic information.

A list of what's open and closed on the holiday can be found here.


The annual July 4 Esplanade Events are July 3 night practice (no fireworks) and Thursday night with fireworks following the Boston Pops, which begin at 8. This year's event features a flyover, Queen Latifah and Arlo Guthrie. MBTA usually runs free after the July 4 concert. More information here.


Shakespeare & Company is hosting its annual free celebration with music and activities, with

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Freight Yard Owners Propose $2M Investment in Heritage State Park
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:09AM / Saturday, July 02, 2022

Freight Yard Pub is the oldest tenant in the park outside the state; the owners say the building is in serious need of renovation after nearly 40 years. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There have been more than a few ideas lobbed around for reinvigorating Western Gateway Heritage State Park — including a model railroad museum and an artists market.    But the answer may be closer to home. So close, it's already inside the park.    Colleen and Sean Taylor, owners of Freight Yard Pub, are willing to invest $2 million into Buildings 1, 2 and 3 in the dormant park in exchange for a long-term lease that protects their stake in property.    "Sean and


SteepleCats Down Blue Sox
10:40PM / Friday, July 01, 2022
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- Hunter Pasqualini went 3-for-5 with an RBI Friday to lead the North Adams SteepleCats to an 8-5 win over the Valley Blue Sox.   Cedric Rose had a pair of hits, and Ryan Galanie homered for North Adams.   Nate Beal earned the win on the mound, allowing one run in two innings of relief of starter Cole Zaffiro, who surrendered two runs in 4-1/3 innings.   North Adams (5-16) hosts Mystic on Saturday evening.


Drury High School Honor Roll
04:00PM / Friday, July 01, 2022
Drury High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll   Grade 12 High Honors  Albright, Julia Margaret Barnes, Joaquin Leon Brothers, Madilynn Jane Buck, Madison Martha-Lee Christian, Faith Alexis Collins, Braden Joseph Cooper-Cheesbro, Jack Thomas Davignon, Zachary Jason Dimambro, Jayden Mariah Gerrish, Chaz Nathaniel Kogut, Samantha Sheldon Mazza, Heaven Marie McGrath, Kayla Marie McHugh, Madison Nicole Merchant, Umaiza Amyn Miller, Chandra-Elise Peterson, Thomas Daryl Piantoni, Lindsey Loretta Sprague, Hadley Elizabeth Sullivan-Bol, Jenna Marie Therrien, Hayden Emilee Varza, Cailen Marie   Grade 12 Honors Appleton, Darrin Clifford Baran, Trinity Nahela


Speech Therapy Now Available at SVMC's Northshire and Deerfield Valley Campuses
02:15PM / Friday, July 01, 2022
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Speech therapy patients in areas near Manchester and Wilmington, Vermont, can now schedule appointments closer to home.   Speech-language pathologist Kate O'Neill, MS, CCC-SLP, will be traveling from SVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation in Bennington to the primary care offices in Manchester and Wilmington. All three practices are part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in Bennington.    Appointments in Manchester and Wilmington are open to all SVMC speech and language patients, regardless of where they receive primary care.   O'Neill works with adults and geriatric patients who have

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day
10:55AM / Friday, July 01, 2022

  Above, the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the presentation of the Declaration to John Hancock. John Adams is standing on the right of the Committee of Five. Right, the Bill of Rights currently on display at Williams College.

Independence Day will be celebrated Monday, July 4. It is a federal holiday marking the ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Representatives from 13 original colonies, of which Massachusetts was a leader, actually voted on July 2 at the Second Continental Congress to declare their independence from Great Britain. The Declaration formalizing the decision — and giving the reasons for doing so — was written by


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