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New The Independent Investor: Should You Roll Your 401(k)...

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Some retiring workers roll their 401(k) tax-deferred savings account into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). There are good reasons to do so. But for those who are not retiring, the decision is not so clear cut. Here are some pros and cons to ponder. click for more

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Drury Arts Group Staging 'Back To The '80s' Musical

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The musical follows a cast of characters reminiscent of any John Hughes film through the school year as they navigate the like totally tubular and bodacious neon-colored waters of high school in the '80s. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Superintendent to Retire at School Year's...

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Superintendent Robert Putnam presented the School Committee with a letter Monday announcing that he has chosen to end his 30-year career in public education from Adams-Cheshire. click for more

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs New Williams Dorm

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The Planning Board on Tuesday gave the OK to Williams College's plan for a new dormitory and discussed zoning bylaw changes the board may bring to town voters in May. The college was before the board to seek a parking determination and a finding of functional equivalency for the planned 40-room... click for more

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Santa Is Calling 121 Pittsfield Children

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City children are getting unexpected phones calls Wednesday and Thursday night from Santa. Santa Claus is calling 121 city children this year as part of the annual North Pole Calling program. Each year about a dozen volunteers spend Wednesday night calling area children and the Knights of... click for more

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North Adams Promotes Three Police Officers to Sergeant

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Three city police officers were advanced to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Town Clerk Marilyn Gomeau gave the oath of office to Albert Zoito, Mark Bailey and Anthony Beverly before a crowd of family and friends. click for more

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Carr Hardware Wins Small Business Of The Year Award

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Carr Hardware won the small business of the year award from Independent We Stand. And in turn, the splash park project for Clapp Park is a winner. Carr Hardware won the "Indie Award" from the business organization and the local company pledged to donate the $5,000 cash prize to Rotary's efforts... click for more

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Sports

Pittsfield Girls Fall to...

The Northampton girls basketball team defeated Pittsfield on...

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Waterman, Stubbs Lead Hoosac...

The Hoosac Valley boys basketball team Thursday defeated Frontier.

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Gulotta, Brady Lead Mount Everett Boys Past Mohawk

The Mount Everett boys basketball team Thursday won its second straight. click for more

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Turners Falls Girls Top Lee

The Lee girls basketball team Thursday fell at Turners Falls. click for more

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Taconic Boys Fall at Northampton

The Northampton boys basketball team Wednesday defeated Taconic. click for more

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Tower, Zelazo Lift McCann Tech Boys to 1-0 Start

The McCann Tech boys basketball team defeated Hampden Charter on Wednesday night. click for more

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Wahconah Cheerleaders Earn...

In addition to supporting their school's football team on a run to...

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VIDEO: Joseph Serrano gets the bucket as McCann leads Hampden Charter...
Cole Wojtkowski sets up Brady Foehl for the basket in Mount...
Sam Dils hits a 3 for Mount Greylock Regional High School in its win...

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Obituaries

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Paul S. Sprague, 72

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Paul Stuart Sprague, 72, of Lake Worth, Fla., and a former longtime resident of...

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Lawrence E. Bishop Jr., 77

ADAMS, Mass. — Lawrence Emerson Bishop Jr., 77, of Adams, Mass., died on Sunday, December 10,...

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Margaret Collins, 86

LEE, Mass. — Margaret "Ann" O'Connell Collins, 86, passed away at her home on the...

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Christine R. Holian, 91

LEE, Mass. — Christine Dunbar Holian, 91, died Monday, December 11, 2017, surrounded by her...

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Pamela Koza, 82

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Pamela Koza (nee Brooks), 82, of Cheshire, Mass., passed away on Sunday...

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Juanita Johnson-Boudreau, 36

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Juanita "Nina" Celeste Johnson-Boudreau, 36, formerly of...

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Lawrence E. Bishop Jr., 77

ADAMS, Mass. — Lawrence Emerson Bishop Jr., 77, of Adams, Mass., died on Sunday, December 10,...

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John J. Kucich Sr., 83

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — John J. Kucich Sr., of Williamstown, Mass., and Rancho Mirage, Calif.,...

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Donald E. Tatro, 84

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Donald Edward Tatro, 84 of Clarksburg, Mass., died on Friday, December 8,...

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Special Response Team Called To Lanesborough Home

The Special Response Team was called to a residence near the...

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Sandisfield Town Garage Burns to the Ground

According to news reports, the five-alarm fire was reported shortly...

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New Beacon Cinema Cuts Ribbon On...

Those from the Beacon recognize that role as being a community...

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Carr Hardware Wins Small...

Carr Hardware won the small business of the year award from...

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PEDA Commits More Funding For...

PEDA will help close an operating funding gap for the Berkshire...

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The Independent Investor: Should You Roll Your...

Some retiring workers roll their 401(k) tax-deferred savings account...

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Special Response Team Called To Lanesborough Home

The Special Response Team was called to a residence near the...

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SVMC Receives Grant for Prevention of Increased...

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)...

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East...

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CHP to Assume Management of BMC’s Dental Clinic

This collaboration between CHP and BHS will help provide improved...

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Letter: City Council Health Care Benefits Must...

A recent public records request revealed that although in 2010 the...

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Letter: Great American Smokeout Is Nov. 16

Developed by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout...

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Barrington Brewery

Now pouring Yule Fuel! Available in 22 oz. bottles & 64 oz. growlers to-go. Cheers!

www.barringtonbrewery.net

Flavours of Malaysia

Freshly cooked-to-order authentic Malaysian and Asian cooking. Pittsfield, MA 413-443-3188.

www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

SteepleCats Holiday Deal

All Season tickets marked down and BUY ONE get ONE FREE. Hurry offer expires 12/25/17 Click HERE.

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SVMC Cancer Center Welcomes New Oncologist

Brooks earned her medical degree from the University of Florida...

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New Associate Joins Donovan O’Connor & Dodig

Bain will be working in both Massachusetts and Vermont, primarily out...

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Four Guardian Employees Honored with Volunteer...

The annual award presentation – consisting of a $1,000 check to the...

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A & E

New 'The Disaster Artist': No...

Franco, who also stars as Tommy, delves with magnificent gusto into...

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New Beacon Cinema Cuts Ribbon On...

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Bennington Center for the Arts Donated to Southern...

Laumeister and his wife Elizabeth Small, who founded the Bennington Center for the Arts in 1994, have donated the Route 9 facility to the college, which will name it the Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College in honor of the donor. click for more

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'The Man Who Invented Christmas': The Dickens, You...

Nalluri's take on the creative process amps up that dramatic platitude to the degree that nary a line of "A Christmas Carol" seems to have originated from good old Charlie himself, but rather, from the story within a story that wraps itself around the plot like ivy around a tree. click for more

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Children's Musical Set For Dec. 2-3 in...

“Angels Aware” features two dozen local children ranging in age from 4 to 14 singing, dancing and acting in a Broadway-style musical. click for more

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'Justice League': Oh Superman, Where Art Thou?

While all these champions are good at demonstrating their attributed specialties, the production into which they've been plopped deters them from their primary mission: skating that fine line between fantasy and doing what it takes to earn our suspension of disbelief. click for more

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Volunteers Prep For Third Annual Children's...

The Children's Holiday Extravaganza returns for the third year on Nov. 26 with a record high number of tickets reserved. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant

Grazie's Italian Restaurant... 

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Flavours Q&A

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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Tavern at The A Q&A

Tavern at The A Q&A click for more

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