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DeRosa Stepping Down After 35 Years as North Adams Solicitor

DeRosa made the announcement on Friday, saying he will retire effective March 31 from the city but will continue to work for his private clients and in efforts to support the community.

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Adams Recognizes Retiring DPW Director

David Nuvallie was met with applause Wednesday evening after the Chairman John Duval read from a plaque recognizing his dedication to the town.

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Lanesborough Town Manager Sieloff to Retire

Town Manager Paul Sieloff is retiring. Sieloff told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he plans to retire this summer after five and a half years with the town. He said he'll be working on a transition plan to the next manager.

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Talk to Your Spouse About Your Retirement Vision

However, if you're married, you and your spouse should develop a joint “vision” encompassing all the key areas of your retirement lifestyle.

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Questions to Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you'll want to know what questions to ask.

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Are You a Snowbird? Protect Your Finances While You're Gone

When you go, though, you’ll want to keep your financial situation from getting caught out in the cold.

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

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.

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Time to Review Your Investment Strategy for the Year

It's this return objective that you should evaluate over time – not the return of an arbitrary benchmark that isn't personalized to your goals and risk tolerance.

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Can You Afford to Retire Early?

If so, you'll need to plan ahead – because a successful early retirement can't be achieved through last-minute moves.

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Consider These Year-End Tax-Smart Financial Moves

The filing deadline for the 2017 tax year is April 17, 2018, but until that date – and especially before the end of the calendar year – you may want to explore some tax-smart financial moves.

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Williamstown Record Store Owner Looking to Sell Business, Retire

March has sold plenty of LPs and compact discs in 40 years at Toonerville Trolley Records on Water Street, but his days at the location are coming to an end.

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Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans: What Should You Know?

To begin with, withdrawals from traditional employer-sponsored retirement plans like these fall under the Internal Revenue Service's "required minimum distributions" (RMD) guidelines. (You aren't required to take these distributions from a Roth IRA.)

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Put Lessons From 'Retirement Week' to Work

First of all, save early – and save often. Too many people put off saving for retirement until they are in their late 40s – and even their 50s. If you wait until you are in this age group, you can still do quite a bit to help build the resources you will need for retirement – but it will be more challenging than if you had begun saving and investing while you were in your 20s or early 30s.

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Consider Multiple Factors When Creating Retirement Plans

Not surprisingly, your retirement date likely will be heavily influenced by your financial situation – so, if you have to keep working, that's what you'll do. But if you have a choice in the matter, your decision could have a big impact on your investment strategy.

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Can You Save for College and Retirement?

Your first step in addressing these objectives is to maintain realistic expectations. Consider the issue of paying for college. Right now, the average four-year cost (tuition, fees, room and board) is about $80,000 for in-state students at public universities and approximately $180,000 for private schools, according to the College Board. And these costs are likely to keep rising in the years ahead

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How Can You Leave the Legacy You Desire?

Of course, "legacy" can mean many things. In the broadest sense, your legacy is how you will be remembered by your loved ones, friends and the communities to which you belong. On a practical level, establishing your legacy means providing your family and the charitable organizations you support with the resources you would like them to have.

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Adams Selectmen Thank Longtime Council on Aging Van Driver

The Selectmen on Wednesday night thanked Council on Aging van driver Rita Clarke for her 24 years of service.

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What Does Conservative Investing Mean to Older Investors?

For starters, it's useful to understand that your investment preferences and needs will indeed change over time. When you're first starting out in your career, and even for a long time afterward, you can afford to invest somewhat aggressively, in stocks and stock-based investments; because you have time to overcome the inevitable short-term market drops. At this stage of your life, your primary concern is growth – you want your portfolio to grow enough to provide you with the resources you'll ne

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Williamstown Rural Lands Honors Retiring Executive Director

Surrounded by the pastoral setting she worked for more than two decades to protect, Leslie Reed-Evans received the heartfelt congratulations of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation at Saturday afternoon's annual meeting.

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Berkshire Athenaeum Honors Retired Director Ron Latham

Libraries have changed a lot in 24 years. They have gone from having large card catalogs to find the book with the information the patron needs, later adding desktop computers, to now being able to check out wireless hotspot times, iPads, hands-on learning tools for children, a telescope, to a 3D printer. You can even eat and drink in one portion of the library. But, shhh! You still have to keep your voice down.

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Help Protect Older Adults from Financial Abuse

Unfortunately, it is possible for anyone to become a victim. For a variety of reasons, older adults may be easier targets than younger people.

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Plan for Health Care Costs During Retirement

In fact, your health care costs during retirement may well increase, so you may want to plan for these costs well before you leave the work force. How much can you expect to spend on health care during your retirement years?

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BRPC Crafting Succession Plan For Executive Director

BRPC Executive Director Nathaniel Karns knows a thing or two about planning. He's been in the business for 40 years with most recently a 23-year stint as the executive director of Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.

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North Adams Council Bids Farewell to Assistant City Clerk

The City Council on Tuesday bid goodbye to one longtime employee and welcomed her replacement. Assistant City Clerk Nancy Canales, who retired last week after nearly 19 years with the city, was presented with framed and personalized map of historic North Adams by the City Council.

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What Should You Know About Taking RMDs?

Once you turn 70 1/2, you generally need to start taking withdrawals – the technical term is "required minimum distributions," or RMDs – from your traditional IRA and your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b) plan (for employees of pubic schools, religious institutions and other tax-exempt organizations) or 457(b) plan (for employees of state and local governments and governmental agencies).

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