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Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Launched

The mission of the NPC is to facilitate growth for charitable organizations through shared resources, affordable products and services, and creative collaborations. click for more

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North Adams Native Returns to Join Pittsfield Law...

Holmes is a native of North Adams and has returned home after living in Boston for nine years. She has returned to be closer to family and re-establish roots for the future. She is looking forward to getting involved again in the community where she grew up. click for more

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Pending EPA Permit Part of Waterstone Pitch For...

Part of the selling point for the new Walmart at the William Stanley Business Park is that it will ease an environmental burden on PEDA coming down the road. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new draft permit for the Pittsfield Economic Development Agency's ability to drain... click for more

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North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire Sales & Service

A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by the recent closure of Mr. Tire. T&M Auto is now offering tire service along with repairs, maintenance, body work and sales. click for more

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors. Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily... click for more

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Main Street Hospitality Adds Business Development...

Brian Butterworth, who has led the sales efforts for the company for nearly 14 years, will step into the newly created role of senior director of Business Development, Community and Industry Affairs, effective immediately. click for more

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MountainOne Bank Appoints Senior Operations...

As senior operations officer, Litke will manage operations staff, have responsibility for operations process improvement, and oversee system and technology conversions and upgrades. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Pet Insurance & Why You...

Whether you are adopting a pet or buying that pure blood breed, the first thing you should consider is pet insurance. Skipping this step could cost you several times the purchase price of your new pet each year. Better be safe than sorry. Pet insurance is like any other insurance, human or... click for more

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Gen Xers Must Juggle Both Money and Time

You are saving for your own retirement – which might not be that far away – while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for your children’s college education. And you may also be assisting your aging parents in some ways. click for more

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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock...

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35-acre Marina Subdivision in Otis Heads to...

Thirty-five acres of land including a 60-foot water water permit for docks on Otis Reservoir is heading to auction. The piece of land on Reservoir Road was eyed and received subdivision plans to create 53 housing units as well as a state permit to install 30 docks on the reservoir. However, the owners are putting it up for auction in hopes another developer will take over the project.

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Biz Briefs: Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Honors...

Executive Director Barbara Zanetti said Kerwsill has been extremely active in the Chamber from the beginning. She is in her third year sitting on our board of directors with the current title of vice president. She oversees the Marketing Committee and volunteers at all chamber events.

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@theMarket: It's Still a Coin Toss

Despite all the algorithmic programs, high-powered computers, enormous capital and worldwide connections, what happens in the investment world sometimes comes down to a coin toss. The British vote next Thursday to stay or exit the European Community is shaping up to be one of those binary events. Have you noticed that there are more and more of these kinds of events in the world?

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Attorney General Healey Tours Greylock Mill...

Attorney General Maura Healey is already reserving rooms in the future Greylock Mill hotel. Healey was in the city on Friday for a presentation and tour of the estimated $15 million project that was accepted into the state's brownfields covenant program in February. Developers Salvatore Perry and Karla Rothstein, based in New York City, took her through the massive building and up to the roof for a glimpse of the panoramic view.

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Lee Bank Names New Assistant VP, Private Banking...

In her new position, Fresia will focus on attracting, growing and retaining Lee Bank’s trust clients and will serve as liaison to October Mountain Financial Advisors’ team for clients interested in wealth management.

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The Independent Investor: The Brexit Primer

At this time next week the results of a United Kingdom referendum on whether or not to leave the European Union will be announced to the world. The polls are too close to call and the odds are changing every day. For the past several days equity markets worldwide have been selling off in fear that the Brits will vote yes to a Brexit. Why so much angst over one country leaving the EU?

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Give Your Children the Gift of (Financial)...

Specifically, in the months and years ahead, teach them the financial skills that can help make their lives easier and more rewarding.

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North Adams Planners Give OK to New Airport...

The Planning Board on Monday night approved plans for a $4 million administrative building at Harriman-West Airport. The new terminal will have meeting and office space, a lounge for pilots, lobby and space for a restaurant and public viewing area of the field. The structure is being built through the state Department of Transportation, one of 17 airport terminals being built or renovated across the state over five years.

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Clark Art Institute Names New Director

Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on Aug. 22.

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New Antique Shop Replaces North Adams Bar

The former Crystal Hard Hat Saloon at Union and Canal streets is now Another Man's Treasure, an antiques shop. Owner Todd Hebert said it will open later this month with a little bit of everything, including co-op merchandise. "We have collectables, art work, furniture, smalls, pottery," Hebert said. "There is something for everyone. We have little bit of this and a little bit of that at different prices."

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@theMarket: The Only Game in Town

Investors are scratching their heads in confusion. How can U.S. stocks, bonds, commodities and the dollar all go up at the same time? It flies in the face of historical relationships that have been around for years. Thank the central banks of the world for the present situation.

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Berkshire County Arc Announces New Chief Operating...

In this new role, Hyatt has overall strategic and operational responsibility for agency programs where individuals live, work and attend day habilitation programs.

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New Additions Join Cranwell Administration

Cranwell is an award-winning resort that features 105 distinctive guest rooms and suites, an 18-hole historic golf course set on 380 hilltop acres and one of the largest resort spas in the Northeast.

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Bashevkin Tapped Interim Director of Louison House

Exiting his post last summer, Bashevkin is ready to roll-up his sleeves and work for an organization that he is quite familiar with and passionate about during this transition.

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Renewed Proposal For Dunkin Donuts At St. Mary's...

A crowd packed the tiny Meeting Room 203, but little was said during the latest installment of an ongoing saga between Cafua Management, the city of Pittsfield, and residents opposed to a plan to develop the former St. Mary the Morningstar campus into a drive-through doughnut shop. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals opened up a public hearing on Wednesday on a zone extension that would be necessary to Cafua's reformulated plan for the proposed eatery, and will continue that public hearing to

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The Independent Investor: How Does the Stock...

There is quite a bit of worry over this year's presidential elections. Most of that angst centers on the possibility that Donald Trump might be elected to the office and that this could be a disaster for the stock market. If history is any guide, those concerns may be misplaced. Granted, we haven't seen a candidate quite like the "Donald" in modern history.

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Williams College Starts Science Center Expansion

Be prepared for some noise this summer as Williams College begins another round of construction. Site work has already started this week on the next phase of a multiyear project to expand the Unified Science Center. The science center project will be completed in 2020 at an estimated cost of $204 million.

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Greylock Announces BCC 'Marilyn Sperling Greylock...

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a recent female high school graduate, or non-traditional woman student interested in studying business at Berkshire Community College (BCC). It provides a maximum award of $5,000.


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