Business

<MORE>
image description

New @theMarket: Sweet Spot for the Markets

The economy, unemployment and inflation have all been moving in the right direction. In addition, the nation's leading economic indicators are all pointing to further macro gains in the future. Earnings have been stellar for most of the year, while interest rates have remained at historically low... click for more

image description

The Independent Investor: Why Stocks Continue to...

But before you give credit, make sure you know where and who to give credit to. Don't look to the world's elected leaders as the cause, despite their claims. Quite the contrary, most elected officials worldwide did nothing. Some, like those in the U.S., actually prolonged the crisis by cutting... click for more

image description

During Holidays, Be Extra Vigilant About...

It's obviously important to be vigilant at any time, but you need to be even more on your toes during the holiday season, when fraudsters are particularly active. click for more

image description

Williamstown Hardware Store Holds Grand Opening

William Aubuchon IV cut the ribbon on Aubuchon's Main Street store, which opened a few weeks ago but held its grand opening celebration until this Friday and Saturday. Afterward, Aubuchon said the move from a smaller location in the Colonial Plaza to the east on Main Street (Route 2) was... click for more

image description

Festive Holiday Market Brings Artisans, Good Food,...

Some 60 vendors and artisans will be showing their wares in the spacious Weave Shed at Greylock Works on Saturday. But this isn't your typical farmer's market or craft bazaar. click for more

image description

How Can You Share Your Financial ‘Abundance’ With...

If you want to ensure your financial resources eventually are shared in the way you envision, you will need to follow a detailed action plan. click for more

image description

Waterstone Will Continue to Pursue Pittsfield...

Waterstone fully intends to move forward with a development at the William Stanley Business Park. The company has spent five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars designing the project, which had been aimed at bringing a Walmart Supercenter to the site 16.5-acre site known as the teens. click for more

image description

Developers Submit Plans For Pittsfield 'Walmart'...

Waterstone Retail has filed its request for a special permit to build a 196,000 square-foot Walmart Supercenter at the William Stanley Business Park. The developers signed a letter of intent to purchase the 16.5-acre parcel known as the "teens" at the intersection of Tyler Street Extension and... click for more

image description

Lanesborough Restaurant, Neighbor Take Dispute to...

The Board of Selectmen are hoping for a peaceful resolution to an ugly neighbor dispute between a local business and its residential neighbor. The Selectmen have fielded complaints from Stephen Ciepiela regarding Matt Reilly's. Ciepiela lives next door and says the restaurant is blaring music... click for more

What's Trending?

<MORE>
image description

Tree Lightings & Holiday...

Roundup of tree lightings and...

MoreCommunity News
image description

Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be observed...

MoreCommunity News
image description

Williamstown Record Store...

March has sold plenty of LPs...

MoreBusiness
image description

Missing Pittsfield Plane...

The pilot was identified late...

MoreCommunity News
image description

Williamstown Zoning Board OKs...

The Zoning Board of Appeals...

MoreBusiness
image description

Williamstown Record Store...

March has sold plenty of LPs...

MoreBusiness
image description

Clarksburg School Project...

The borrowing authorization...

MoreSchools
image description

Greylock Works Gets $1.72M in State Funds to...

Secretary Jay Ash last visited the former Cariddi Mill in May to hear about its potential; on Monday, he was back with a $1.72 million check from the state's MassWorks program to aid the project in completing its parking infrastructure.

image description

Biz Briefs: Greylock Donates $100,000 to Elder...

Each visit provides not only a hot nutritious meal, but also vital social contact and a health and safety wellness check.

image description

Momentum Growing Locally Behind Outdoor Recreation...

The Berkshires recently hosted a meeting with the Legislature's Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. 1Berkshire Director of Marketing Lindsey Schmid stood up before the group and began to tell the story about the importance of tourism in the Berkshires. But she didn't start with Tanglewood. Nor did she start with the Clark or MassMoCA. She started with mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing.

image description

North County Gives Back To Veterans

Local businesses and organizations are giving back to veterans this weekend. Union Street barber Gus Jammalo is offering free haircuts to any veteran this year.

image description

The Independent Investor: Cracks in the House of...

Corruption in Saudi Arabia is as common as sand. It is what makes the wheels run so global observers discounted that excuse. The assumptions ranged from a thwarted coup against the reigning family to a consolidation of power orchestrated by the heir apparent.

image description

Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans: What...

To begin with, withdrawals from traditional employer-sponsored retirement plans like these fall under the Internal Revenue Service's "required minimum distributions" (RMD) guidelines. (You aren't required to take these distributions from a Roth IRA.)

image description

Court Gives Museum OK to Proceed With Art Sale

The Berkshire Museum's planned art sale will go forward. Judge John Agostini denied a request for a preliminary injunction, pausing the Sotheby's auction of some 40 pieces of artwork, starting next week and extending into March. Members of the Rockwell family, other donors, and Attorney General Maura Healey filed for the injunction to at least delay the sale. The two hoped for a restraining order of the auctions that are scheduled for next week.

image description

Biz Briefs: North Adams Edward Jones Office...

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 71 Main Street, North Adams, during regular business hours from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1. Especially needed are LEGOs and baby dolls of all types, as well as board games and books.

image description

@theMarket: Investors Underwhelmed by Tax Reform

With great fanfare, House Republicans rolled out a tax reform proposal that they promised would get this country going again and invigorate business, while creating jobs and huge savings for the middle class. What are they smoking?

image description

The Independent Investor: Are You Ready for a Down...

It has been some time since we have had even a tiny decline in the stock market. Human behavior is such that we expect what has come before to continue into the future. When it doesn't, a whole host of emotions arise and most of them will be detrimental to your financial health.

image description

Berkshire Money Management Hires Compliance...

Bills joins an already growing team of committed advisors and will be dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and all of its outside regulatory requirements and internal policies. She has the essential task of effectively communicating Berkshire Money Management's ethics principles and compliance regulations to the SEC and to BMM's client community.

image description

Pittsfield Suns Make Off-Season Support Staff...

Flagg has functioned as the director of food and beverage and the director of corporate sales for the past two years. Lewis has previously served as a full-time intern for the Suns.

image description

Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Elects Officers

Barbara Zanetti, executive director of the chamber, said officers elected for the 2018-19 term included President Margaret Kerswill of Mutability in Motion; Vice President Jeff Bell of the Inn at Stockbridge; Assistant Vice President Jay Ogle of Berkshire Bank; Treasurer Susan Higa of the Red Lion Inn; and Secretary Jessi Meagher of Wheeler and Taylor.

image description

Adams Selectmen Order Demolition of Commercial...

Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco told the Selectmen on Wednesday that the Board of Survey determined that the property on the corner of Edmunds Street and Commercial is unsecure, unstable and any day could collapse onto the nearby sidewalk or road.

image description

Sears at The Berkshire Mall Set to Close

Sears at the Berkshire Mall is slated for closure. The company announced on Thursday the pending closure of 18 Sears stores and 45 Kmarts. The Berkshire Mall's location had been spared from earlier rounds of store closures by Sears Holdings but is part of the latest.

image description

Pittsfield Officials Shut Down Elm Street...

Building, fire, and health officials have shut down an Elm Street retailer because the building had fallen into disrepair. On Aug. 28, Building Inspectors deemed 155 Elm Street "hazardous to life and limb" and restricted public access to it. The ceiling had collapsed on one half of the structure, and inspectors say there was significant water damage. A Board of Survey tour in early October upheld the building inspector's determination, and the Health Department followed up by suspending the o

image description

Checklist for Helping You Choose a Financial...

You can use a checklist for just about any significant endeavor – including the task of choosing a financial professional to help you achieve your important goals.

image description

Lanesborough Selectmen Warn Garden Grill To Keep...

Police have been routinely responding to fights breaking out outside of the establishment this summer. The Selectmen are now saying they'll step in and curb hours or force the restaurant to pay for an officer to be present if it continues.

image description

Biz Briefs: Abstract Art Colors Walls at Tunnel...

Moving from analog through the technological revolution and into the realm of software applications and iPad drawings, the Hudsons consider themselves lucky to keep pace. They use a variety of Mac-based photography and videography editing programs, and produce pieces for single-channel, installation and web contexts.

image description

Pittsfield Forum Touts Marijuana as Medicine

McKinnon specifically focused on it being used as harm reduction to help people curb opioid addiction when she spoke at the Berkshire Atheneum last week. Canna Cares is partnering with Berkshire Roots, a medical marijuana cultivator and distributor, set to open on Dalton Avenue later this year or early 2018. The two put on a forum to explain what they do.


iBerkshires.com Text Ads

Tavern at the

Healthy pub style food, weekend entertainment, beautiful views, banquets. Pittsfield 413-448-9009

www.tavernatthea.com

Porsche of Clifton Park

2015 Inventory Reduction Sale! New Country Porsche of Clifton Park, NY (518)664-4448

porscheofcliftonpark.com

Whitney's Farm Market

Order your Holiday Ham, Fresh Turkey and Fixings NOW! Hams by 11/16 & Turkeys by 11/18 442-4749 ext1

www.whitneysfarm.com

Berkshire Snapshot

<MORE>