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Pittsfield Realtor Named 2017 Massachusetts...

The state’s Realtor of the Year is selected annually from among the nominees of the 13 local associations of Realtors and more than 24,000 Realtors in Massachusetts. Judging for the award is based on service to the local community, business accomplishments, and service to the Realtors organization... click for more

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Local Lawyer Named Fellow at National Association

Dodig is a longtime partner in the firm of Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, with offices in North Adams and Pittsfield, Mass., and Bennington, Vt. He has been practicing with the same firm for 27 years, after graduating from Albany Law School in 1990. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Time to Check Your...

With hurricanes to the left and right of us, maybe a review of your home owner's insurance policy makes sense. You may find out that at today's real estate values, you are underinsured. click for more

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Five Tips for Women Business Owners

Are you a woman considering "setting up shop"on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider. click for more

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SBA Honors Red Apple Butchers And Yummy Treasures

It was about 10 years ago when Beth Carpenter wanted to get rid of some excess jewelry making supplies. click for more

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Williams Inn Project's Approval Pushed Back a Week

The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week. click for more

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@theMarket: NK Missile Dud on Wall Street

The North Korean boy who cried wolf is alive and well, but seems to have less and less impact on financial markets. Kim Jong Un's minions launched another missile over Japan on Thursday night and the markets simply yawned. click for more

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'Heart & Sass' Central to North Adams' Vibrant...

North Adams, the city with "sass," was honored on Thursday night for "Putting the Berkshires on the Map." The city's recognition by 1Berkshire puts it with Berkshire luminaries as Solid Sound Festival, Jacob's Pillow, the Clark Art Institute, Hotel on North, Berkshire Health Systems and... click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Price Tag of...

Over the past four weeks, just two hurricanes have cost the country upwards of $300 billion. This has easily surpassed the 2005 hurricane cost of $200 billion, which included Katrina, Wilma and Rita combined. The cumulative cost of weather continues to escalate and with good reason. click for more

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North Adams Tiny House...

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North Adams Ambulance,...

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New Williams College Inn...

On Thursday night, Williams...

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Tyer Pitches Incentive Package For LTI Smart Glass...

Mayor Linda Tyer is asking to use $580,000 of Pittsfield Economic Development Funds to help LTI Smart Glass expand. LTI Smart Glass is looking at a 16,692 square-foot expansion to its current Federico Drive facility to accommodate a large contract the company recently received for its newest bulletproof glass product. It requires a $2.25 million capital investment and will add 38 new jobs over the next three years.

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North Adams' Norad Mill Gaining Tenants; Approvals...

Developer David Moresi, who purchased the 150-year-old Excelsior Mill earlier this year and resurrected its original name, came with plans for some of the exterior changes and two new tenants.

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Biz Briefs: Greylock App Connects Members With...

Here's an example of how ChaChing works: If a Greylock Member with the app on their phone walks by a participating coffee shop, they might get a pop up notice on their phone saying they can save on their next coffee.

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Pittsfield Sisters Start Up Own Candle Company

Grace Proskin and Isabella "Izzy" Brown were on a family trip to Ireland in June when they found a candle shop, seemingly out in the middle of nowhere.

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Citizens Continue to Protest Berkshire Museum Art...

Sharon Gregory has reviewed more than a decade of the Berkshire Museum's financials and says the situation isn't nearly as dire as the organization says. And Gregory isn't just anybody, she is someone with 40 years of financial experience. She retired as the vice president of business development and planning for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, and before that worked with a number of organizations such as Lehman Brothers and Citibank.

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New Co-working Space Framework to Open in...

There are a lot of people who work from home or are just starting up a small business, which doesn't yet need to open an office. Framework will be opening on North Street at the end of the month and it hopes to bring those people together into a new, dynamic co-working space. The new company has leased out two storefronts at 437 North Street and has built out all of the amenities of a traditional office and will operate on a membership-based model.

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@theMarket: Markets Brace for the Weekend

Usually, the weekend is a time when traders try to relax, reduce stress, and prepare for the coming week's markets. This weekend will be an exception to that rule. Just about everyone is focused on the latest news of Hurricane Irma's landfall in southern Florida tomorrow and into Sunday.

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MountainOne Names Head of Investment and Community...

In her role at MountainOne, Sullivan will be responsible for the growth of MountainOne Investments through the recruitment of new financial advisers serving mid and south Berkshire County, and by establishing an investment presence in MountainOne's eastern Massachusetts markets.

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BMC Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against...

The hospital has fired back at the MNA with its own complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Berkshire Health Systems has filed a complaint alleging that the nursing union is not bargaining in good faith, and even "surface bargaining" - a term used to describe bargaining without trying to actually reach a settlement.

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The Independent Investor: America, the Battered

Extreme weather and other climate disasters appear to be occurring far more frequently than we would like. The loss of life and economic damage also seem to be increasing. But does the data support those opinions, and if it does, what price do we pay for all of these perfect storms?

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Adams May Impose Earlier Curfew For Bars

Police Chief Richard Tarsa has asked the Selectmen to consider creating a uniform closing time of 1:30 a.m. with last call at 1 a.m. to stop disorderly crowds from bar hopping.

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Brighten Your Grandchildren's Financial Future

If you're a grandparent, you might expect to receive some nice cards, but if you want to make the day especially meaningful, you may want to consider giving some long-lasting financial gifts to your grandchildren.

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Zogics Celebrates Decade of Business With New,...

It was 10 years ago when Paul LeBlanc was biking and he got a flat. The former U.S. Cycling Team member stopped, put the bicycle down, and fixed it so he could continue on his way. But his hands were still sticky and dirty and he thought about buying some portable hand wipes for exactly those kind of occasions.

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World-Class Architect Climbs Aboard Model Railroad...

For the governors and Krens, this is a bit of "unfinished business" dating back to 1988 to pump economic activity into the state's smallest city. All three had a hand in the beginnings of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art that was hoped jumpstart an economy left in shambles by the departure of Sprague Electric.

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MountainOne Insurance Announces Addition to Group...

As benefits consultant, Quinto works closely with MountainOne business clients in accessing the services provided by OneDigital, including a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources capital management tools, and comprehensive insurance offerings.

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New Vice President Joins MountainOne Bank...

As vice president, Munger is responsible for management of an existing commercial loan portfolio, business development and adherence to established commercial lending policies

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Attorney Guides Towns on Local Options For...

Attorney Raymond Miyares is advising towns to adopt moratoriums on recreational marijuana — six months ago. Miyares is town council for a number of towns across the state. He says the timeline for implementation of recreational marijuana is putting towns in the position of being "stampeded" with little chance to regulate it.

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Are You a 'Hardworking' Investor?

You work hard your whole life with the hope that your efforts will ultimately allow you to achieve your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But for that to happen, you may need to apply some of the lessons of the workplace to your efforts as an investor.

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Hangar of Pittsfield Sets Sights on October...

After purchasing the former Chameleon's on East Street, Harold Tramazzo had hoped to open Hangar Bar and Grill this summer. And the eyes of many in Pittsfield have been on the building, with people getting excited when the old sign was pulled down, wondering when it would open. Trammazzo said on Wednesday that the building needed more work than he anticipated but the renovations are picking up steam and he now hopes for an October opening.


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