|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|The Independent Investor: College Savings Accounts Are Not Risk-Free
In 2010, nine years into these plans, most 529 plans had a negative performance record.
'Mortdecai': Of Moustaches and Men
Watch Depp explore the length and breadth of his comic swagger, showcased in overabundant, shamelessly narcissistic supply.
Clark Art Wagers Homer Masterpiece on Patriot's Win
"We will be very happy to welcome the work of a native son back to New England following the Patriots' win on game day." — Michael Conforti
Adams Selectmen Review Potential Tax, Fee Hikes
"We are losing out on $70,000 to $80,000 a year. It's not a lot of cash but it is additional money we don't have to put on the tax roll." — Skip Harrington
Adams Trucking Company Fined by DEP
"MJD Real Estate failed to address the release of hazardous waste at this property, and repeatedly failed to respond to notices issued by MassDEP." — Michael Gorski
Protect Your Online Data With These Tips
“We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort.” — Charles P. O'Brien
New Doctor Joins BMC's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Team
Dr. Walker joins Dr. Marlyn Ramos-Lamboy in providing comprehensive Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services, and is accepting new patients.
BFAIR Sets Family Night Fun at Greylock Bowl
"We are hoping that there will be some benefit to this, but the majority of this is for awareness and fun." — Patti Messina
Free State, Federal Tax Prep For Incomes Under $53K
Berkshire County residents meeting the household income requirement should call 413.442.3181 to schedule appointments in Pittsfield or Great Barrington
Waynick Leads Duda to Win to Cap Perfect Season
Duda Construction wrapped up a 7-0 regular season on Wednesday in the Lanesborough/Williamstown Youth Basketball League.
Plan to Remove Pittsfield's Mill Street Dam Moving Forward
"The removal of the dam will have a big impact on the health of the river." — Alex Hackman
Williams Team Breaks Record on Lego Star Destroyer Build
"The problem was to choose a time that was long enough to be possible, short enough to keep things interesting." — Steven Miller
Clarksburg's Chapter 90 Boost Clears Way for Gates Ave Bridge
"This is great news. We won't have to hold up Gates Avenue." — Carl McKinney
Morningside Principal Offered Pittsfield's Deputy Superintendent Job
"We had three really strong candidates emerge from the field. It is always important for us to know we are growing leaders." — Katherine Yon
Letter: Williamstown Must Remain Walkable
Build the hotel at the top of Spring Street, keep the town walkable, and go back to the drawing board on how to attract business.
Pittsfield Group Leaves Warm Clothing Out For Those In the Cold
"I just thought it was something nice we could do with the pending weather." — Patti Lyon Reed
Pittsfield Police: Gun Found Near Reid Middle School
"Its contents were secure no additional threat or connection existed with the school." — Michael Wynn.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings Set in February
In recognition, Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire VNA will be offering free blood pressure screenings and health education at these locations throughout February.
Greylock Insurance Agency Makes Donation to Breaking Bread Kitchen
Breaking Bread is a partnership of eight South County churches and groups that volunteer on Thursday evenings to serve free hot meals to 60 to 80 community residents at the Sheffield American Legion.
Ventfort Hall Mansion Names New Executive Director
Rainey joined Ventfort Hall in 2009 as a front desk associate and museum shop manager, assuming the duties of operations manager in 2013.
North Adams Little League Sets Sign-Up Dates
North Adams Little League registration will be held Feb. 23 and 24.
Cheshire Considers Joining BRPC Pipeline Group
"If it's $20,000 to $30,000 with all 12 towns in, we still don't have that." — Chairwoman Carol Francesconi
North Adams Housing Agency Finds Potential Buyers For Properties
"However, that said, it is the North Adams Ambulance Service, and it is going to good people and it's going to serve a purpose." — Jennifer Hohn
Area Religious Groups Join Social Justice Efforts in New Organization
"What if we pooled that all that energy together and turn it into something where we can move as one body?" — the Rev. Jennifer Gregg
Pancake Breakfast Slated To Help Lanesborough Firefighter Beat Cancer
"He's a tough kid, a fighter." — PJ Pannesco