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Peter Fohlin: He Worked for Williamstown
"I'm all about tomorrow. Celebrations — or at least recognition — is not so much about tomorrow. It's about the past." — Peter Fohlin
Retiring Clark Art Director Leaves Lasting Impression
"There are a lot of things in what people call the 'bucket list' of things that I haven't been able to do, which I'm going to be doing." — Michael Conforti
Cheshire Barracks Commander Honored at Retirement
Blackmer had led the Cheshire Barracks since 2008, capping 31 years with the state police. He retired at the end of June.
Williamstown Honors Retiring Town Manager With Podium
"Think of it this way. It isn't for you. It's for everyone else." — Chairwoman Jane Patton
MCLA Wishes Campus Safety Director Happy Retirement
"He keeps us all going and keeps us in the right direction." — Fire Director Steve Meranti
Lanesborough Considering Additional Kindergarten Class
"I'm really concerned with the kindergarten at 25." — Ellen Boshe
Sorrell Takes Over As Lanesborough's Acting Police Chief
"The day-to-day operations will be in the hands of Tim Sorrell." — Paul Sieloff
Williamstown Town Manager to Return on Interim Basis
"It's obvious to everyone that under Peter's stewardship an already beautiful town became even better." — Ronald Turbin
Conforti Retiring From Clark Art Institute
Under Conforti’s direction, the Clark has grown in both size and stature and has established an international reputation as a leader in the generation of new ideas and critical thinking in the field.
Adams Hires New Waste-Water Superintendent, Sets Budget Meetings
"There exists within the municipal budget a structural deficit whereby increases in annual revenues are not growing fast enough." — Tony Mazzucco
Williamstown Town Manager Fohlin Announces April Retirement
"I feel a little shaky, but I want to congratulate Peter on giving himself a well-deserved break." — Chairman Ronald Turbin
Designing Your Retirement: The New Reality
The regular checkups with your financial adviser that were part of your working years should continue during retirement — and may even be more important.
Lanesborough Elementary Principal Boshe To Retire
"While this isn't an easy decision the time is right." — Ellen Boshe
Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Looks Back on Career
"I think I've tried to see a thread through all the work I do that it's really about relationship building." — Rose Ellis
Cover for Retirement in Stages
And while it may be closer for some than it is for others, everyone needs to make sure they are financially prepared when the time comes to take a permanent leave from the ranks of the employed.
Lanesborough Giving Preference To In-house Police Chief Candidates
"We have to be versatile with a department of our size." — Mark Bashara
Are You and Your Spouse on the Same Page?
Such discrepancies are common, even for couples who communicate well.
How Much Life Insurance Is Enough?
It’s not a fun topic, but one that is very important and can help your family in a time of need.
Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Retiring Dec. 31
"We had already begun the process of looking into the future of the superintendent in the Tri-District." — Carolyn Greene
Pittsfield Police Lieutenant Ending 36-year Career
"I was blessed to be able to do something I've always wanted to do." — Katherine O'Brien
Williamstown Fetes Faulkners on Retirement
"We had said that we would be community-minded, so I'm hoping that we lived up to your expectations." — Carl Faulkner
Lenox Selectmen Weigh Options For Retirement Costs
"The money is coming out of the budget one way or the other." — John McNinch