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New Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for...

But if you would like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college bills. click for more

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Biz Briefs: Jacob's Pillow Founder’s Property on...

The property, nestled on a hilltop overlooking 73 acres, provides opportunity for swimming, tennis and hiking. click for more

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Pittsfield Native Returns Home to Join Smith,...

Specializing in tax, he offers clients extensive experience and insight related to complex individual tax compliance and strategy, financial and philanthropic planning, and trust and estate design. click for more

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New Owners of Chick's in Adams Plan Reopening

The Selectmen's License Subcommittee reviewed an all-alcohol license transfer for the bar on Wednesday that would allow the new owners of 128 Colombia St. to re-establish the pub. click for more

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Business Owners: You Need Your Own Retirement Plan

Of course, you might think that, one day, you will simply sell your business and live off the proceeds. But selling a business isn't always simple, and there's no guarantee you will receive enough to pay for a comfortable retirement – which is why you should strongly consider creating a retirement... click for more

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North Adams Peebles Store Changing Name, Focus

Peebles Department Store in the downtown is going to be turned into a Gordmans, a discount retailer, early next year. click for more

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Planning Board Recommends Zoning Change for Former...

The property, which comprises the former St. Francis of Assisi church location and its rectory, was split into three different zones: residential, industrial and commercial. click for more

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Berkshire Business Interns Recognized for Summer...

The Berkshire Business Interns, winnowed from more than 500 applications this past spring, worked in 20 different organizations, businesses and municipalities throughout the county this summer. About two-thirds hail from the Berkshires. click for more

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Berkshire Workforce Board Taps Two New Staffers

The Berkshire Workforce Board’s mission is to provide leadership for workforce development in Berkshire County by aligning education and training with local labor market needs. click for more

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How Does Social Security Fit Into Your Retirement...

While Social Security benefits, by themselves, probably aren't enough to enable you to retire comfortably, they can be a key part of your overall retirement income strategy – if you use them wisely.

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North Adams' Belltower Records to Host Summer Jam...

It is easy to lose a few hours on the third floor of the Norad Mill digging through the overflowing record crates at the independent music store.

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The Independent Investor: Will We race to the...

Financial markets are in turmoil. President Trump's trade war is escalating, and with it, fears that both China and the U.S. will employ a new weapon, currency devaluation, to win the war. Is that a wise move?

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Biz Briefs: Catherine's Chocolates Changes Name to...

The Kinneys are continuing the tradition of a family-owned local business, creating handmade quality chocolates in the same location, as well as their choice of the new name, which is Trent Kinney’s family name.

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Norad Mill Opens In-House Cafe

The Norad Cafe joins dozens of businesses already in the former Exelcior Mill and has been on the priority list for mill developer David Moresi since taking possession of the structure.

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The Independent Investor: Brexit: The Never-Ending...

Macron and some other European leaders are worried that the toxic atmosphere within Britain, which has been building ever since the exit vote back in 2016, could spill over and infect sentiment within the populations of other European countries.

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Welcoming a New Child? Consider These Financial...

If a new child has entered your life, you are no doubt full of joy today and hopes for the future.

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Owners Look to Sell Former Johnny's Beach Club...

Wahconah Street LLC's attorney Jeffrey Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that owners no longer plan to open but instead want to improve the 87 Wahconah St. property in hopes of selling it.

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@theMarket: All Eyes on the Fed

While some individual big-name stocks made substantial moves, the overall indexes traded up and down but ended the week about where they started.

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United Way, MSBDC Featured On Newest iBerkshiresTV

This week on iBerkshiresTV we bring you the latest headlines and we highlight a couple of resources available to the community.

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The Independent Investor: Make Vietnam Great...

Funny things happen when our government starts tinkering with the economy in a big way. Unpredictable results, unintended consequences, and confusion often result. U.S. tariffs on China is a case in point.

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Don't Chase Last Year's Mutual Fund Category...

One way to start is by considering the various categories of mutual funds – and there are quite a few of them: Small Cap Growth, Large Cap Growth, Large Cap Value, Diversified Emerging Markets, Foreign Large Cap Blend and more – the list is extensive, and for many people, confusing.

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Rascal's Picked For Cigar Lounge And Humidor

John Sheerin introduced himself to the Board of Health last week to present his plans for the North Summer Street building that he hopes will be a destination for cigar enthusiasts.

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New Food & Wellness Vision Planned for Historic...

The owner of the Mausert Block is assuring the Selectmen that there's progress being made at the former Woolworth building across from Town Hall.

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Media Gallery on Main Street Offers New Artworks,...

Robert Giardini wants to get art on people's walls. That's one of the inspirations for his pop-up Media Gallery that opened during the season's first DownStreet Art event last month.

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Biz Briefs: Tourists Hotel to be Honored at...

This recognition will be presented at the 1Berkshires' ninth annual Celebrate the Berkshires event on Sept. 26 at Jiminy Peak.

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Greylock Insurance Agency Producer Earns National...

The National Underwriter Company established the designation to highlight agents who demonstrate extensive knowledge in the areas of property and casualty insurance and have applied that knowledge in real-life case study exercises.

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Berkshire Money Management Staffer Earns Financial...

In order to receive this designation, Russo completed a rigorous, 10-module course of study encompassing the financial planning process, the five disciplines of financial planning and general financial planning concepts, terminology and product categories.

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The Independent Investor: Paid Family & Medical...

What do the United States, Papua New Guinea and Oman have in common? Those are the only three countries in the world that do not legally obligate employers or taxpayers to pay for maternity leave.


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