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New The Independent Investor: Dementia & Your...

It is true that most investors with significant assets have already made wills, set up trusts and in other ways made plans to protect their money after death. In many cases, they have also set up a power of attorney to manage their affairs in the event of illness or when they can no longer manage... click for more

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Pittsfield Denies Permit For Medical Marijuana...

The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at the former KFC because the members felt it would be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood. Happy Valley Compassion Center was looking to turn the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant into a... click for more

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Renal Dialysis Center Opening at BMC's North Adams...

The dialysis center is the latest medical service to open on the former North Adams Regional Hospital campus since its acquisition by BMC. The center had been under consideration for some time and the board of directors approved its construction last year, along with a planned relocation of the... click for more

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Lanesborough Settles Tax Appeal With Berkshire...

The town has settled the tax appeal lawsuits with the former owners of the Berkshire Mall. The former owners, Strategic Property Services under Berkshire Mall LLC., had appealed its assessment for both fiscal year 2015 and 2016. But, when in preparing for its sale to Kohan Retail Investment... click for more

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Williamstown Selectmen Give Town Manager Glowing...

The board held its final vote on a weeks-long process that began with the development of a comprehensive technique for performing the evaluation and ended in a 5-0 decision to approve a report that found Hoch, "has shown himself to be a thoughtful, intelligent and articulate manager who comes with... click for more

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Adams ZBA Avoids 'Oversaturation' of Asian Cuisine

A potential Asian fusion restaurant owner seeking a special permit at Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals was upstaged by another potential Asian fusion restaurant owner just two doors away. The first was Xing Li, who had applied to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St., the former Berkshire... click for more

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Pittsfield Council Rejects Funds to Start...

The City Council rejected a request to add funds to the property demolition budget line Tuesday night, which was eyed to start moving toward securing the JB Paper Company building, which burned earlier this year. Mayor Linda Tyer put in a request to add $25,000 to the property demolition budget,... click for more

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Gilbane, City Settle On 'Guaranteed Maximum Price'...

The city and Gilbane Building Company has settled on a guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new Taconic High School. The price for construction only is $97,757,373, which is equal to the project established months ago by the state. Now that the bids for the construction are in,... click for more

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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Expand...

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Fall Foliage Festivities...

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Great Barrington Fire...

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Field and Levesque Lead Hoosac...

The Hoosac Valley girls soccer team shut out Pittsfield on Wednesday.

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Taconic Boys Earn Tie on Road

Nick Donahue scored twice Wednesday in a 3-3 tie for the Taconic boys...

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Mount Greylock Volleyball Sweeps Pittsfield

The Mount Greylock volleyball team Wednesday beat Pittsfield in three sets. click for more

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Meehan, Lenox Girls Shine at Taconic Cross Country...

The Lenox girls cross country team dominated Wednesday's meet at BCC. click for more

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Daugherty Leads Wahconah Girls Past Taconic

The Wahconah girls soccer team shut out Taconic on Wednesday. click for more

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Racette Game-Winner Lifts Unbeaten Drury Boys

The Drury boys soccer team defeated Wahconah on Tuesday. click for more

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New Mount Greylock to Host McCann...

A scheduling quirk has led to a fitting tribute for a departed...

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Obituaries

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Arletta Currie, 74

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Arletta Currie, 74, of Williamstown died peacefully on Tuesday, September...

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Nancy A. Walker, 70

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Nancy Ann Walker, 70, of New Ashford died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at...

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Marlene Dube, 83

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Marlene (Rossbach) Dube, 83, of Williamstown, died Friday, September 23,...

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Ellen J. Clarmore, 67

ADAMS, Mass. — Ellen Joyce Clarmore, 67, of Adams died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Berkshire...

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Dennis M. Moynihan, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dennis M. Moynihan, 68, of 19 Anita Drive passed away on Wednesday,...

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Gary C. Snyder, 64

DALTON, Mass. — Beloved son, husband, father and grandfather Gary C. Snyder, 64, of Dalton...

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Russell Carpenter Service

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Friends of Russell F. Carpenter, who died July 20, 2016, are invited to...

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James A. Murphy, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Allen Murphy, 68, of Pittsfield died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at...

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Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96

LENOX, Mass. — Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96, of Devonshire Estates, 329 Pittsfield Road, passed away...

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Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont

A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country...

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Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash

A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early...

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Pittsfield Will Not Yet Ask...

The City Council opted against asking Waterstone Realty for an...

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Pittsfield Denies Permit For...

The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a...

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Lanesborough Settles Tax Appeal...

The town has settled the tax appeal lawsuits with the former...

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Police Investigating Robbery of Credit Union of...

Credit Union of the Berkshires was robbed Tuesday...

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams

The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor...

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Pittsfield Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

The J.B. Paper Co. on Elmvale Place went up in flames on Monday...

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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 BMCs Dental Clinic

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

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Letter: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state...

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam...

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Letter: Mike Bloomberg, An Active Voice for...

We don't need clever ways to add taxes to existing citizens and...

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Community Health Programs Names Chief Medical...

Dr. Lamm is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced...

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,...

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pa Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who...

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New 'The Magnificent Seven': They...

Hombres and women folk hankerin' for a good old-fashioned horse opera...

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed. click for more

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'Bridget Jones's Baby': Sweet, Cute and Crawls

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers, but with the fertilization of an egg, Bridget Jones goes from disconsolate, self-described old maid to highly sought after mother of the heir to one of these suddenly very competitive suitors. These guys have cash. Each has his own... click for more

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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace

Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever,... click for more

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Trainer Thompson Named New CEO Of Hancock Shaker...

After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from... click for more

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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront...

The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana,... click for more

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence

Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown. Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force... click for more

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