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New Berkshire Money Management Adviser Becomes...

Tomkiewicz also be able to help retirees take advantage of opportunities as they move into the next and arguably the most important phase of their lives. click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Cost of Rebuilding...

Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice. click for more

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Earth Day Offers Valuable Lessons to Investors

As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day. click for more

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Cutting Edge Fitness Celebrates Five Years

Aimee Sinopoli said it is always a challenge to own your own business but with over five years helping people along their fitness journey she still feels lucky. click for more

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Boxing Gym Opens in South County

Berkshire Boxing Club, which began nearly three years ago as a "floating" boxing program, has a permanent home at 72 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington (the former Gans Bedding). click for more

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Waubeeka Golf Links Reopening Restaurant as Tavern...

The Tavern on 7 is opening at Waubeeka Golf Links and restaurant manager David Travisano wants everyone to feel welcome in the overhauled restaurant. click for more

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@theMarket: Earnings Season Cause Markets to Surge

After a week of low volume consolidation, all three averages broke higher on Friday. The bulls are still in charge and seem determined to push stocks back to their all-time highs. click for more

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iBerkshiresTV Launches With Local News, Interviews

Here at iBerkshires, we are always open to trying new things. We know not everybody gets their news in the same manner. There are readers, there are listeners, and there are viewers. So, we're working on a new partnership with Clayson Creative to bring you a new way to get your news. We're... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Retirement Savers Could...

The bill would not only increase the flexibility of 401 (k) plans but would also provide much greater access for small-business owners and their employees. The changes would hopefully encourage many more small businesses to offer private retirement benefits to their workers. click for more

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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day

Monday, April 15, is Patriots...

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BCC Suspends Nursing Program...

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Stop & Shop Workers Walkout Over Stalled Contract...

Employees at the North Adams store walked out about 1 p.m. on Thursday; store managers ushered customers out and locked the doors.

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Berkshire Innovation Center Construction Ramping...

Construction on the Berkshire Innovation Center is ramping up, according to Executive Director Scott Longley. "We are literally within weeks of starting to frame interior walls. The momentum and the progress of the BIC construction have definitely begun to pick up," Longley told the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority on Wednesday.

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What Can You Do With Your Tax Refund?

Of course, you could just spend the money on something you want, but if you would like to maximize the financial benefits from your refund, you might want to consider other options.

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North Adams Planners Visit Proposed 'Glamping'...

Goodrich and development partner Keenan Chenail led the Planning Board through a site visit on the private property Monday to give members a visual of what they're trying to accomplish. Because Goodrich does not yet own the property, only the board and two members of the press were allowed on the tour.

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@theMarket: Markets on a Tear

As fearful as investors were back in December, the greedier they have become in April. Investor sentiment is climbing, interest rates are falling, and the Fed is on hold. All we need to push the markets even higher is a trade deal with China. It's coming.

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Berkshire Money Management Welcomes New Client...

Smith is the firm's seventh hire in the last two years and is the new client success coordinator. She is first point of contact i.e., the friendly face at the helm for all visitors and callers to BMM. She will also be responsible for all accounting operations, client onboarding, scheduling, and all other client service needs.

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The Independent Investor: Coffee Prices at 13-Year...

In order to understand this disconnect between the prices we pay at our local Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, and the money that growers receive in places like Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam, we need to understand the present state of coffee production. Too many farmers are growing too much coffee. We call that "oversupply."

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Launches New Catering...

Wild Oats has been offering catering services for over ten years in their Main Street location, which includes a full-service kitchen and bakery. The ingredients are organic, in-season and locally sourced whenever possible and they use humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and sustainable seafood.

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Try to Avoid 'Titanic' Investment Mistakes

And as an investor, you, too, may be able to draw some important lessons from what happened on that cold April night more than a century ago.

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Baker Hill Files New Lawsuit Against Mall For Back...

The Baker Hill Road District has filed another lawsuit against the Berkshire Mall in pursuit of taxes. On Friday, the district, which was created as a taxing entity and in charge of maintaining the connector road, filed a lawsuit seeking taxes owed for this year. The new suit comes after the district was successful in being awarded in Berkshire Superior Court close to $300,000 in back taxes.

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Linda's Cafe Owner Keeps Founder's Spirit While...

Her passing just over a month ago could have meant the end of the one of the city's favorite breakfast. But Lefaver wasn't going to let all her hard work in making Linda's Cafe a success disappear: She found someone willing to continue her legacy.

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1Berkshire Announces VP of Tourism and Marketing,...

Schmid, who previously served as 1Berkshire's director of marketing, has worked with the organization for more than eight years and is also the regional Tourism Council director.

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Adam's Hometown Market Opens to Welcoming Crowd

A month ago, the grocery store's aisles were empty and shelves bare as Big Y ended its tenure. In just 18 days, the Connecticut grocery chain had stepped, freshened the entire building, hired many of the former workers and filled the store with new products.

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The Independent Investor: The Business of Baseball

Attendance is down, as is viewership, as we head into the 2019 season. Major League Baseball is hoping some rule changes will turn around the decline. Will it be enough, and does it matter anyway?

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Adam's Hometown Market Grand Opening Friday

The target opening date was March 29 and Greenlaw said every store manager from the company was brought in as well as other resources to get the bulk of the work done in 2 1/2 weeks.

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Williamstown Finance Committee to Review Nonprofit...

The town's Finance Committee has spent the past couple of months reviewing those articles and will wrap up its item-by-item review on Wednesday when it hears from the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann Tech) and three non-profits that are asking the town for help with their operational budgets in fiscal 2020.

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Biz Briefs: North Adams Restaurants to 'Go Green'...

The goal of "Go Green Month" is to reduce waste and practice behavior changes that are more environmentally friendly, with hopes that these changes will have a lasting impact on both the restaurants and the city.

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Time for Some Financial Spring Cleaning

This year, in addition to tidying up your home, why not try brightening your financial environment? Some of the same moves you make to clean your surroundings may apply to your finances.

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Pittsfield City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban

After close to six years of debate, the city passed a ban on single-use plastic bags Tuesday night. The ban had been proposed in 2013 and has been working its way through the City Council process since. It was first coupled with a ban on Styrofoam, which was later passed in 2015 separate from the bag ban and restricted polystyrene food containers.

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Cones, Closures and Curators Coming to...

Williams College this week is working to install a new home for the popular parlor at the corner of Spring Street and Walden Street, across from the Williams Bookstore and adjacent to the public parking lot.


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