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What Should You Know About Taking RMDs?

Once you turn 70 1/2, you generally need to start taking withdrawals – the technical term is "required minimum distributions," or RMDs – from your traditional IRA and your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b) plan (for employees of pubic schools, religious institutions and other tax-exempt... click for more

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Flying Cloud Institute Appoints New Executive...

Rundle will step into her new role on January 16. As planned, Jane Burke and her husband, Larry Burke will both step off the Board of Directors in February. Burke will continue to work with Flying Cloud Institute as a consultant and an educator in its various programs. click for more

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Berkshire Design Staffer Receives Architectural...

Bartini has more than 14 years of experience in the architectural profession and her expertise encompasses design and project administration for residential and commercial architectural design projects. click for more

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Berkshire Bank Appoints New SVP Regional...

Cimino brings more than 20 years of industry experience, the last six of which have been dedicated to her role of director of marketing and sales for First Choice Bank. click for more

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty...

After running her own brokerage firm for almost 10 years, Scalise will join William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, where she will offer market exposure with a vast global reach and consistent advertising in venues such as The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. click for more

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Small Business Revolution Spending 2 Days in North...

The Small Business Revolution is a movement spearheaded by Deluxe Corp. to highlight the challenges and opportunities of small towns and local businesses across the nation. For the second year, it's picking one small town to highlight. North Adams made the semifinals along with seven other... click for more

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Investment Tips for 'Millennials'

But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting time on your side as you save and plan for retirement. click for more

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Small Business Revolution Coming to North Adams

Local officials are encouraging residents to put a smile on this Thursday and Friday to welcome representatives from the Small Business Revolution. The program is doing a scouting trip in and around the downtown this week to weigh the possibility of North Adams making the final cut for a... click for more

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North Adams Solar Developer Hopes to Solve...

Developers of a solar array project being built off Reservoir Road have agreed to review its visual impact and come back to the Planning Board with detailed solutions. The 1.32-megawatt solar array on 25 acres above Coca-Cola Ledge has drawn scores of complaints because of its high visibility... click for more

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Berkshire Photography & Printing Offers Local...

Berkshire Photography and Printing on Main Street is setting up as a one-stop for local printing needs. Ken Cooper, owner of the new business on 42 Main St., most recently occupied by Common Folk, said he can put just about any image on anything.

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The Independent Investor: Gyms Are Counting on...

Some researchers believe that the health & wellness industry will top $1 trillion at some point soon. Of that total, the lion's share of sales will continue to be in the beauty and anti-aging products sales, followed by fitness and exercise and then eating, nutrition and weight-loss sales.

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Consider Some New Year's (Financial) Resolutions

By reviewing your needs and goals, you can identify some resolutions that are particularly relevant to your own situation.

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Williamstown ZBA Tours Site of Proposed Hotel

The Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday made a site visit to the Main Street parcel where a developer wants to build a three-story, 95-room hotel. About a dozen neighbors of 430 Main St. tagged along as members of the ZBA were shown the site by members of the development team.

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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

Estate planning can be complex, so you will need help from a qualified legal professional.

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Lee Restaurant Owner Supports Meals on Wheels

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Timothy's Restaurant committed to donate 10 percent of their food sales on Wednesday and Thursday nights to the locally run program. They also invested in advertising to promote the opportunity.

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Berkshire Bank Sued After $1.4 Million Cyber Scam

A Florida-based art dealer is suing Berkshire Bank after a "personal banker" wired $1.4 million out of his account and into the hands of scammers. The suit says the personal banker, an employee at Berkshire Bank, fell for a "spoofing" scam and made two wires out of the account to Hong Kong without making attempt to verify the authenticity of the e-mail requests.

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Ramunto's Pizza & Pub Opens in North Adams

The restaurant under manager Justin Jowett will be open from 11 to 10 Monday through Thursday; 11 to 11 on Friday and Saturday; and 11 to 9 on Sunday. Home delivery is expected to begin after the holidays.

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@theMarket: Stocks Bump & Grind Toward Christmas

No surprise that stocks took a break this week. Profit-taking from the election rally has been the main theme over the last few days for investors and could continue through the New Year.

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Local Hotels Swap General Managers

"Based on the outstanding leadership success at their respective hotels, we are excited to announce the move for Patty to the Hilton Garden Inn and Robert to the Fairfield Inn & Suites," said Jeanne Carpentier, Regional Director of Sales of Emerald Hospitality Associates.

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New Inside Sales Rep Joins Boyd Technologies

At Boyd Technologies, Moynihan will be focused on sourcing new sales contacts and opportunities and routing them to the proper sales resource as well as supporting the internal and external sales members as a critical point of contact for communication between prospects, customers, suppliers and internal resources.

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Greylock Federal Appoints New Director

Lopez currently owns and operates The Fieldhouse at Canaan, an athletic training facility in Canaan, N.Y. Previously, he was vice president of IT Products at Tyco International in Princeton, N.J.

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Biz Briefs: South County Bakers Develop Treats for...

The product, unveiled earlier this month, is named in memory of the Old Inn’s beloved mascot, Chapman, a rescue hound who cheerfully greeted guests and diners for many years before passing away of old age in August.

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Sprinkler System Break Briefly Closes North Adams'...

A damaged sprinkler triggered the fire suppression system in the Tractor Supply store on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of the facility until repairs could be made.

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Nuclea's Intellectual Property Heading To Auction...

Nuclea Biotechnologies' intellectual property will be sold at auction in January. Heritage Global Partners will auction the material online globally on Jan. 18. The sale includes the licensing, patents, and materials for the various diagnostic tests the company developed. The auction is part of the bankruptcy proceedings, which the company filed for earlier this year.

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Year-End Tax-smart Investing Ideas

But it may be worth your while to take some time to explore a few year-end investment and financial moves that can potentially pay off for you when you file your taxes in April.

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Licensing Board Approves Liquor License for Hangar...

Hangar of Pittsfield is looking to open by July after receiving the liquor license formerly held by Chameleons. Harold Tramazzo owns three other Hangar Bar and Grills and is looking to purchase the former Chameleon and open his fourth restaurant there. He told the Licensing Board on Monday that he hopes to close on the purchase of the property in February, renovate the space, and then open in mid-summer.


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