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New The Independent Investor: Dementia & Your...

It is true that most investors with significant assets have already made wills, set up trusts and in other ways made plans to protect their money after death. In many cases, they have also set up a power of attorney to manage their affairs in the event of illness or when they can no longer manage... click for more

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Williamstown Elementary Earns Level 1 Status,...

Williamstown Elementary School passed its first year under a new standardized testing regime with flying colors, the School Committee learned on Wednesday. Last spring marked the first time the school's pupils were evaluated by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,... click for more

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Pittsfield Will Not Yet Ask Waterstone For...

The City Council opted against asking Waterstone Realty for an independent economic impact study on the proposed Walmart Supercenter at this time. The council voted 6-4 against Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s request to have the developer pay for an independent consultant to analyze the economic the... click for more

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Clarksburg Select Board Fires Treasurer/Tax...

The town's treasurer/tax collector was fired on Wednesday night after a nearly 45-minute executive session of the Select Board. The board provided no explanation for the firing. click for more

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Adams May Look at Tax Break Incentives For...

The town may take a more in-depth look at business tax incentives to attract companies to the industrial park and downtown. Selectman John Duval asked Wednesday during a workshop meeting if the town could benefit from offering tax breaks to businesses of all kinds in hopes of attracting some... click for more

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Pittsfield Denies Permit For Medical Marijuana...

The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at the former KFC because the members felt it would be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood. Happy Valley Compassion Center was looking to turn the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant into a... click for more

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Renal Dialysis Center Opening at BMC's North Adams...

The dialysis center is the latest medical service to open on the former North Adams Regional Hospital campus since its acquisition by BMC. The center had been under consideration for some time and the board of directors approved its construction last year, along with a planned relocation of the... click for more

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Lanesborough Settles Tax Appeal With Berkshire...

The town has settled the tax appeal lawsuits with the former owners of the Berkshire Mall. The former owners, Strategic Property Services under Berkshire Mall LLC., had appealed its assessment for both fiscal year 2015 and 2016. But, when in preparing for its sale to Kohan Retail Investment... click for more

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New Drury Boys Qualify for Western...

The Drury boys soccer team beat Duggan Academy on Thursday to stay...

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New Carpenter Scores for Eagles in...

The Mount Everett girls soccer team shut out McCann Tech on Thursday.

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New Mount Greylock Golfers Top Lee in Competitive...

Kyle Alvarez Thursday led the Mount Greylock golf team to victory at Lee. click for more

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New McCann Tech Boys Earn Tie with Franklin Tech

Nico Moreno made five saves on Thursday for the McCann Tech boys soccer team in a 1-1 tie. click for more

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New Monument Boys Shut Out Hoosac Valley

The Monument Mountain boys soccer team earned a 3-0 win over Hoosac Valley on Thursday. click for more

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New Hoosac Valley Golfers Edge Monument Mountain

Jack Sniezek Thursday led the Hoosac Valley golf team to a two-stroke win. click for more

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Mount Greylock to Host McCann...

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Jody Adamczyk, 41

ADAMS, Mass. – Jody Adamczyk, 41, of 3 Grove St., Adams, died on Friday, September 23, 2016 at...

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Theresa Michaels, 77

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Theresa C. Michaels of Cheshire passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016,...

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Aldem A. Trottier, 85

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Aldem A. "Al" Trottier, 85, of Manchester, N.H., passed away on...

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Donald H. Brasie, 88

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Donald H. Brasie, 88, formerly of Pittsfield passed away Monday, September...

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Arletta Currie, 74

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Arletta Currie, 74, of Williamstown died peacefully on Tuesday, September...

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Nancy A. Walker, 70

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Nancy Ann Walker, 70, of New Ashford died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at...

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Marlene Dube, 83

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Marlene (Rossbach) Dube, 83, of Williamstown, died Friday, September 23,...

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Ellen J. Clarmore, 67

ADAMS, Mass. — Ellen Joyce Clarmore, 67, of Adams died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Berkshire...

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Dennis M. Moynihan, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dennis M. Moynihan, 68, of 19 Anita Drive passed away on Wednesday,...

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Pittsfield Man Drowns In Pontoosuc Lake

According to the district attorney's office, Charles Frambach, of...

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Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont

A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country...

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Pittsfield Will Not Yet Ask...

The City Council opted against asking Waterstone Realty for an...

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Pittsfield Man Drowns In Pontoosuc Lake

According to the district attorney's office, Charles Frambach, of...

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Police Investigating Robbery of Credit Union of...

Credit Union of the Berkshires was robbed Tuesday...

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams

The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor...

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East...

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CHP to Assume Management of BMC’s Dental Clinic

This collaboration between CHP and BHS will help provide improved...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Letter: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state...

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam...

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Letter: Mike Bloomberg, An Active Voice for...

We don't need clever ways to add taxes to existing citizens and...

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Community Health Programs Names Chief Medical...

Dr. Lamm is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced...

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,”...

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pía Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who...

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New Eclipse Mill Quilt Exhibit...

A new exhibit at the Eclipse Mill Gallery proves artist Sol LeWitt...

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'The Magnificent Seven': They...

Hombres and women folk hankerin' for a good old-fashioned horse opera...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed. click for more

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great Chair Auction Open For...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying — or just viewing. The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on... click for more

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'Bridget Jones's Baby': Sweet, Cute and Crawls

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers, but with the fertilization of an egg, Bridget Jones goes from disconsolate, self-described old maid to highly sought after mother of the heir to one of these suddenly very competitive suitors. These guys have cash. Each has his own... click for more

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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace

Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever,... click for more

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Trainer Thompson Named New CEO Of Hancock Shaker...

After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from... click for more

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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront...

The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana,... click for more

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