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@theMarket: Stocks Should Move Higher From Here

My concern rests upon the Fed's reaction (or lack thereof) if an agreement is put in place. Chair of our Federal Reserve Jerome Powell has hinted that cutting interest rates would largely depend on what happens next on the trade front. That has sent the stock market to new highs. click for more

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Greylock Insurance Agency Staffer Earns Elite...

The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Program, available to insurance professionals around the world, is distinguished from other programs of its kind by an annual continuing education requirement, which ensures that designees stay current on the important policy changes and trends... click for more

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Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Announces Promotions

Heather Archibald will now serve the 130-year old financial institution as assistant treasurer while Steve Rogers will serve as assistant vice president/branch manager. click for more

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Community Legal Aid Attorney Named President of...

Doyle, a Pittsfield resident, is a certified mediator, certified conciliator, collaborative law attorney, parenting coordinator, and guardian ad litem investigator, and has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1998. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Why FHA Loans Are so...

More and more seniors are forced to turn to using their dwelling as an asset of last resort. The use of reverse mortgages to make ends meet is becoming increasingly popular. And here is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to an FHA loan. click for more

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Smart Financial Moves for 'Gig' Economy Workers

About 36 percent of U.S. workers are now gig workers, according to a study from the Gallup organization, which defines the gig economy as one made up of a variety of arrangements independent contractors, online platform workers, contract workers, on-call workers, temporary workers and... click for more

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@theMarket: Markets Expect Fed to Cut Rates

Investors can credit the Fed once again for the market's revival thus far in June. The buying is fueled by expectations of three rate cuts by no later than December. Is that wishful thinking? click for more

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Berkshire Bank Names First Vice President,...

Emprimo joined the bank in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience as a commercial relationship manager. In his new role, he will lead the team of commercial bankers that covers both Berkshire County and the state of Vermont. click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Suburban Dilemma

It was an age when Americans abandoned the inner city. By the hundreds of thousands per year, they embraced the tract home, the white picket fence, and quarter-acre of lawn or back yard far from the busting crowds of the city. click for more

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Adams Man Facing Charges...

Police arrested have arrested...

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Six Candidates Emerge for...

The Mount Greylock School...

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Pittsfield Board Pulls Back...

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Tools Are Great for Father's Day and for...

In fact, the construction process is valuable for anyone to learn and the same skills that go in to creating and mending physical objects also can be applied to financial projects such as working toward a comfortable retirement.

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Pittsfield Board Pulls Back Permitting...

The Community Development Board is temporarily halting its request that city officials halt all permitting for additions to Proprietor's Lodge but will be keeping a close eye on the operations. The lodge received a special permit earlier this year from parking requirements and it had presented a parking management plan. The permit was needed because of additional space being created but Proprietor's was not expanding its occupancy. The lodge was given a special permit to add a deck, ceremony

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@theMarket: When Bad News Is Good News

Contrary to many investors' belief that tariffs (or the lack thereof) are the critical element in the stock market's fortunes, I believe the actions of the U.S. central bank trump Trump's antics on the trade front.

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Pot Shop Proposes Moving Into Adams Oasis Property...

Another marijuana retail facility is seeking permission to operate in Adams, this one within the Oasis package store.

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Do You Have a Business Succession Strategy?

But if and when that day arrives, you'll want to be prepared which means you need a business succession plan.

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Biz Briefs: Carr Hardware Opens 'Store of the...

The new store, Carr Paint, is a state-of-the-art "Store of the Future" collaboration with Benjamin Moore and will exclusively carry an expanded line of premium and professional grade Benjamin Moore products.

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Gray Raven Farm Moves to Center of Lanesborough

Gray Raven Farm has moved its store to the center of town. Dan and Sharon Bergeron have moved their store to 65 North Main Street, filling a vacant storefront across the street from the police station. The two had been leasing the former Bradley Farm.

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@theMarket: Have the Wheels Come Off the Market?

No question about it, the president's decision to impose 5 percent tariffs on all Mexican imports by June 10 caught investors flat-footed.

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The Independent Investor: Cost of Caregiving Keeps...

If you thought the nation has problems with Social Security and Medicare, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

However, here's an interesting question: Do women possess attributes that may make them better investors? Some evidence suggests this may indeed be the case.

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@theMarket: Markets Held Hostage by Trade &...

A day later, the administration walked back their ban, at least temporarily, once they realized the entire U.S. semiconductor industry would be crippled by their move. Markets spiked higher. Then, Stephen Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury secretary, admitted there was no planned dates to resume trade talks pow, markets fell again.

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Greylock Names New Senior Vice President

Riordan joined Greylock in 2017 as the vice president of human resources, where she continues to direct all HR and training functions of Greylock's nearly 300 employees.

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BFAIR Hires Director of ABI/MFP, Director of...

Both positions are filled by veterans in the human services industry with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

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Big Y's Real Estate and Development Group Names...

In this role, he is responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing and equipment buying for the company's 80 plus locations.

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North Adams Airport Administration Building Still...

The new administrative building at Harriman & West Airport is on schedule for an August completion.

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The Independent Investor: Don't Take Loans From...

Nearly 3 out of 10 Americans borrow from their retirement plans. The problem is that they erroneously view them as their own personal piggy bank, until something goes wrong.

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North Adams ZBA Approval Paves Way for Quinn...

Plans for the redevelopment of the former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper building are moving forward after the Zoning Board of Appeals signed off on reviving the structure's past use.

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Biz Briefs: MountainOne Bringing All Services...

The significant investment of creating this new and improved working space in downtown North Adams enables MountainOne to bring all of its financial service offerings of banking, insurance and investments together.

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Board Urges Sale Of Lach's Lounge Liquor License

Lach's Lounge is shut down for good and for now, no one else can take its place. The Licensing Board previously suspended the bar's liquor license after three years of repeated violent incidents. The board opted to suspend rather than revoke to give the bar's owner Michael Kruger a chance to sell the license. As of Monday, Kruger hasn't found a buyer.


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