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New Greylock Announces New Supervisory Committee...

Ali joins the Supervisory Committee that includes Chairman Ozias C. Vincelette, Lori Broderick-Bean, Kim Mathews and Allison L. Bedard. The Supervisory Committee functions as the representative auditor for the membership and oversees compliance, policies, rules, regulations and the performance of... click for more

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New Greylock Appoints Adams Branch Manager

Prior to accepting this position, Prudhomme was an assistant vice president, branch manager, with Adams Community Bank at their Adams and Cheshire branches. Previously, he worked at the former South Adams Savings Bank and Adams Co-Operative Bank, where he began as a teller and advanced to become... click for more

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New Suns Ownership Firm Names General Counsel, Senior...

Based at the group's headquarters in New Jersey, Goldklang will oversee legal matters relating to its member clubs and will be involved in other aspects of the group's operations, including new business opportunities. click for more

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New Community Health Programs Names Permanent CEO

Spiliotes' healthcare administration experience, leadership style and background running federally qualified health centers were key factors in the board’s decision. But her initiatives in forging community connections and strategic partnerships – unusual for an interim leader -- were also standout... click for more

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New Adams Community Bank Names Head of Bank Secrecy...

Crouse is responsible for developing, implementing, administering and maintaining all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program, which is designed to ensure a high level of compliance with bank secrecy act and anti-money laundering laws and regulations, internal... click for more

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New Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Names VP/Commercial...

Collins brings more than 10 years of industry experience, six years locally at Berkshire Bank and their ownership predecessor Legacy Banks, as assistant vice president and commercial real estate officer. click for more

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Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts

And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits. click for more

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DeMarsico's Wine Cellar Pouring Fruitful Vintages

Owners Glen and Cheryl DeMarsico have been holding tastings about once a month at the Eagles Hall, which on Saturday coincided with the annual craft. The couple were set up at a table offering several of their wines, including a Cheshire pumpkin-and-spice limited holiday run. But one of their more... click for more

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Biz Briefs: Jeweler, Health Food Store Open in Lee...

These new additions are open just in time for Black Friday at Lee Premium Outlets. The Outlets will open at 6 a.m. this year on Nov. 25. This is a change from midnight openings in years past but will still allow shoppers to both enjoy Thanksgiving and get an early start on shopping for Black Friday... click for more

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BRPC Advocates for Investment in High-Speed...

"As a region that has struggled economically for forty-five years, and is increasingly reliant on entrepreneurs and sole-proprietors, who are often home-based and can be located anywhere, having full, future proof broadband available across the region is critical to our economic rebuilding and sustainability," the letter states.

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Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial...

You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones.

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North Adams in First Round of Small Business...

North Adams is the running for a $500,000 boost to benefit its downtown and small businesses. The city is one of eight semi-finalists for the Small Business Revolution on Main Street challenge, selected from 14,000 entries.

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State Awards Grant to Finish Berkshire Scenic...

The state has awarded $2.6 million to make the final mile connecting the town to North Adams by rail a reality.

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Downing's Next Step Is Solar Energy Firm

Benjamin B. Downing, who has championed renewable energies during his 10 years in the state Senate, will join a solar energy company at the end of his term.

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Biz Briefs: Railway Museum Seeks Volunteers for...

Volunteer help is needed in a few different places from routine summer operations. Experienced volunteers are placed in positions requiring skills, qualifications or certain levels of knowledge; however our Christmas trains are a great opportunity for potential new volunteers who wish to get involved.

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Bella Roma Pizzeria Now Open in North Adams

Pizza has returned to the corner of Main and Eagle streets with the opening of Bella Roma on Friday. Bella Roma owner Ilyas Ozdemir said when he saw that Supreme Pizza closed and the location was vacant he could not pass up the opportunity.

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Renowned Architect Tours North Adams' Theater,...

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel toured the city this past Saturday with Mayor Richard Alcombright and Thomas Krens to show him some of the redevelopment ideas being considered.

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Pittsfield Approves Tax Agreement For...

The City Council approved a tax agreement to help the redevelopment of the former Holy Family Church on Seymour Street. The project proposed by Developer David Carver, owner of Scarafoni Properties and doing this project under WDM Properties, is looking to turn the former church into 10 market-rate housing units.

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How Should You Use Retirement Plan Distributions?

So, assuming you do have a traditional IRA and a 401(k) or similar plan, what should you do with the RMDs? You'll probably require at least some of these distributions for your living expenses, but if you don't need it all, what should you do with the "excess"?

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Biz Briefs: Massachusetts Maple Producer Wins Top...

Sugarmakers from the United States and Canada submitted 170 entries into the contest, making for very tough competition in each category. Leab and her husband Rob own and run Ioka Valley Farm, and she is also president of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association.

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Hot Tomatoes Pizza Now Served At Bright Ideas...

Crisp by Hot Tomatoes Pizza is now served at Bright Ideas Brewery. “They are good with beer we are good with food,” Hot Tomatoes owner Matthew England said. “It’s pizza and beer; what more could you ask for?”

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Berkshire Bank Names EVP Chief Risk Officer

In his new role as EVP Chief Risk Officer, Lindenmuth will lead the Loan Workout, Credit and Enterprise Risk Management teams.

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Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off 2016...

The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is kicking off its annual campaign drive to ensure no child in the region goes without a toy this Christmas. Last year, generous donors provided more than $12,000, ensuring more than 300 local children had a toy or book for Christmas. age, too!

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Pittsfield Health Officials Reluctantly Approve...

The Board of Health made a decision it didn't want to make. It approved the transfer of a tobacco retail permit to a location it tried so hard to disallow. On Wednesday, the board approved the transfer of Rina Shah's tobacco permit to 730 East Street, a space being leased Naveed Asif and Zameer Alhaq, a pair who had been denied a permit for the exact location. The pair had purchased the former O'Connell's and intended to open Gas Man but only late into the process, after spending hundreds of

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Don't Overlook Long-term Care Costs

Expenses for long-term care – which can include receiving assistance at home as well as prolonged care in a facility – can be surprisingly expensive. Consider the following statistics, taken from the 2016 Cost of Care Study issued by Genworth, an insurance company:

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Secretary Jay Ash Presents Award To Apex,...

Apex Resource Technologies, an injection molding company who found a particular niche in the medical devise manufacturing business, is just one example of the manufacturing that Massachusetts stills has, and wants to grow. Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash joined state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier Tuesday to highlight the company's efforts with the presentation of the first annual Massachusetts Manufacturing Caucus Award.

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Biz Briefs: Canyon Ranch Unveils Luxury Residences...

Located on the grounds of the historic Bellefontaine Mansion in the heart of the Berkshires – approximately two hours from Boston and three hours from New York – the Residences at Bellefontaine will be comprised of 19 beautifully-appointed luxury condos ranging in price from $1.35 million to $3.5 million, all of which will have access to the renowned facilities and programming that have earned Canyon Ranch its global following.

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Main Street Hospitality Group Names Director of...

Probst joins the Main Street Hospitality Group marketing team with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales in Berkshire County. Most recently, she served as director of marketing and sales at the 105-room Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, where she was responsible for overseeing all marketing, digital and sales initiatives, including website optimization, social media integrations and partner relationships.


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