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Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Of course, it's always tempting to spend the check from Uncle Sam on something fun. But a tax refund could be sizable the average amount in 2016 was $2,857, according to the IRS so putting this money to work could help boost your progress toward your financial goals. click for more

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Berkshire Bank Names President of First Choice...

As president, Costello will work with the current leadership team of First Choice Loan Services including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ralph Picarillo in developing strategic initiatives. click for more

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Berkshire Bank Announces Director of Wealth...

In his new role, Edgar will lead Berkshire Bank's Wealth Management initiatives and oversee its investment process. click for more

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Greylock Federal Credit Union Announces Promotions

Felix has served in the Business Banking department since 2008. In his new role, he will be responsible for helping credit union members with business loans and other financial products and services. Kaley was previously Contact Center supervisor, helping oversee 70 percent of all incoming calls... click for more

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Williamstown to Propose Engineering Study to Look...

Voters likely will be asked at May's annual town meeting to fund an engineering study to look options for providing broadband Internet access in the town. Board of Selectmen Chairman Andrew Hogeland presented his colleagues on Monday with the report of an ad hoc working group that spent the last... click for more

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North Adams Planners OK Tiny House Builder

The Planning Board approved permits for a tiny house manufacturer that is moving into the Windsor Mill. B&B Precision Builders has been operating out of the former Berkshire Gas building on Old Columbia St. in Adams and is expected to move into a large section of the city-owned mill in the... click for more

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What's Smarter: Paying Off Debts or Investing?

Your decisions could make a real difference in your ability to achieve your important financial goals. click for more

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Drive-Through Doughnut Shop Eyed For Pittsfield's...

A presumed Dunkin Donuts is now eyeing the Royal Cleaners property on Dalton Avenue for a drive-through restaurant. But, the City Council has ordered the company to pay for a third party to review the proposal for stormwater and traffic issues. click for more

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North Adams Pushing For Votes as Deadline Looms

The post on the Small Business Revolution's Facebook page appeared about 3 p.m. showing North Adams as moving up from third to second place among the five finalists. Then it inexplicably disappeared, leaving the latest update on Tuesday with the city still in third place as of 10 a.m. click for more

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Holiday Hours: Presidents Day

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At least a half-dozen people...

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Berkshire Money Management Welcomes New Executive...

Coughlin joined the BMM team in December. He will be focusing on new business development, portfolio management, and client education and communication.

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Greylock Hires New AVP, Manager of Operational...

Simon most recently worked in the Retirement Services department of Guardian Life in Pittsfield. Previously she was employed in the Forensic Services department at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Boston and in Risk Management and Audit Services at Harvard University, Cambridge.

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Renovated Cumberland Farms Opens in Pittsfield

The newly renovated and expanded Cumberland Farms on First Street opened Wednesday morning. The company has been renovating all of its stores, many in Berkshire County, and First Street is just the latest to see the transformation. The project massively expanded the former store with the purchase and demolition of the Sanborn property, a former electrical supply company, on Adam Street.

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Biz Briefs: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity...

This new homeowner had to complete 400 hours of sweat equity working at ReStore, on the job site of her future home, in addition to Financial Tools workshops and coaching.

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On Valentine's Day, Consider Financial Gifts

On the other hand, some financial gifts can have a pretty long "shelf life."

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BIGG Daddy's Philly Steak House Open In Adams

Bigg Daddy's Philly Steak House brings a little piece of Philadelphia to Berkshire County with a list of inspired steaks, hoagies, burgers and wings. Philadelphia native Xavier Jones said he wanted to bring something special to the area, something natives may have never really experienced in its true form.

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Berkshire Photovoltaic Services Names Vice...

Martin is part owner of BPVS, and as vice president she will support strategic planning on solar electric design innovations and guide new employees as the business expands.

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Efforts to Re-Open Polish Club in Pittsfield Still...

Steve Fillio has joined the efforts to reopen the Polish Community Club. The club has been closed since the end of 2014 and members have been trying to re-open since. But, it had many hurdles in its way to get things aligned and now some two years later, the efforts are still ongoing. Fillio has now joined in and is expected to take over managing the bar and he is currently heading efforts to renovate the interior.

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Time to Gather Your Investment Tax Forms

While you may not find it particularly festive, you can get through this season with a minimum of stress if you're organized. That means, among other things, you'll need to gather the correct forms in one place.

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Landmark, Greylock Credit Unions to Merge

Landmark Credit Union and Greylock Federal Credit Union will merge this April, bringing together the financial institutions that once serviced workers in two of the county's largest employers. Landmark members were notified of the upcoming merger by letter last week that the credit union's board had unanimously agreed to merge with Greylock on April 30.

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Biz Briefs: Williamstown Commons, Kimball Farms...

US News evaluated more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. Just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a US News Best Nursing Home.

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Berkshire Bank Appoints Key Corporate Finance...

Kevin Nihill has been named senior vice president/treasurer, and Allison O'Rourke has been named executive vice president/Finance.

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New Attorney Joins Donovan & O'Connor

Haylon received her J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2016 and graduated from Colby College in 2011, earning a B.A. in Environmental Science.

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New Agent Joins Burnham Gold Real Estate

Alden, a native of Williamstown, grew up in the Berkshires.

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When Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

If you can take care of home repairs, lawn work and other types of maintenance by yourself, you'll save money and probably gain satisfaction. But you will almost certainly need some help in other areas of your life one of which may be investing.

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Lanesborough Considering Fines For Failing to...

The Board of Selectmen are considering a fine for businesses which do not keep up with its certificates. But, wants to get a better system to track that in place first. The Board of Selectmen have the ability to implement fines of up to $300 a month for a company which does not renew its certificate. An initial proposal was made to charge $200 a month, but Selectmen Henry "Hank" Sayers and Robert Ericson thought that may be too much.

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Biz briefs: Cosmetologists Sought for Cancer...

The program offers complimentary group, individual and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help cancer survivors face their diagnosis with greater confidence.

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North Adams Downtown Readying for Mass MoCA...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's 135,000 square-foot-expansion is opening this May and local businesses are warned to be ready to capitalize on an expected surge in traffic. The museum got the keys back last week to Building 6, part of the $55 million expansion that will feature the long-term participation of six critically acclaimed artists: James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois and Robert Rauschenberg Gunnar Schonbeck.


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