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Retiring North Adams Police Chief Gets Standing Ovation

Bernard's proclamation detailed Cozzaglio's history with the city, from the time he was appointed as a reserve patrol officer to his coordination and apprehension of the suspect during the attempted bank robbery and bomb on Main Street.

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Pittsfield Fire Chief Czerwinski Marching to Retirement

There is a saying around the firehouse that there are some firefighters who wouldn't walk two blocks to a fire if they were on vacation. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, however, would race the trucks there. At one time Czerwinski was getting to the scene of a fire riding on the back of the open cab truck, holding on to just a bar. Now he usually shows up in an SUV, shortly after the first units have. And as age 63 bears down, that race to the fire becomes much more difficult.

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Williamstown Assessor Barkin Leaves Department in Good Shape

Williamstown's assessor/educator will leave his second-floor office at Town Hall for the last time this week as he retires, just shy of 33 years in the job.

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Pittsfield Fire Dedicates Engine to Retired Deputy Chief

After 28 years on the Fire Department, Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro had to retire after being diagnosed with ALS. He had been a key member of leadership in the department and was viewed as a mentor by most. While he won't jump into the engine when a call comes in, Polidoro's legacy will.

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North Adams City Clerk Ready for Retirement

Deborah Pedercini, who was sworn into a three-year term as city clerk on Tuesday by Gomeau, takes over the office on Monday after nearly two years as assistant clerk.

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North Adams Bids Farewell to Clerk, Welcomes Police, Firefighters

Gomeau, who has served as city clerk for 15 years, choked up as she swore in her replacement, Deborah Pedercini.

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North Adams Trustees Want Voice in Library Director Candidates

The trustees said they wanted to see applications first before sending them off to the mayor – who ultimately will make the decision.

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Cozzaglio Retiring as North Adams Police Director

But Cozzaglio may not retire as police director. Bernard said he will put into motion a plan to have him retire as police chief — a designation that his replacement will also have.

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Cheshire Town Administrator Sets Retirement Date

Webber informed the Board of Selectmen in June of his intention to retire but had yet to solidify a date. He has been with the town part time for almost 10 years.

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Where You Live as Retiree Can Affect Financial Strategies

If you, too, are thinking of moving someday, you will want to study possible locations, but you also need to be aware that where you eventually decide to live can greatly affect your savings and investment strategies – both now and during your retirement.

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Berkshire Museum Director Van Shields Retiring

The retirement of Executive Director Van Shields was announced on Thursday morning in a statement from the museum.

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Adams-Cheshire Says Goodbye to Retiring Superintendent Putnam

At the beginning of the meeting, Adams Selectwoman Christine Hoyt presented him with a certificate and thanks from the town.

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Retiring Clarksburg Teachers Recognized Like Royalty

Mary Stred and Christina Duval have racked up enough years between them at Clarksburg Elementary School to qualify for a diamond jubilee. So the two retiring teachers were treated like royalty on Monday, complete with tiaras, a black limousine, throngs of admirers lining the roadway, and waves that would impress even the queen.

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North Adams Schools Say Goodbye to Longtime Administrative Assistant

Mayor and Chairman of the School Committee Thomas Bernard told Sutherland that she has made an impact on many in the district and community.

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North Adams Library Director to Retire Next Year

Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that Assistant Library Director Kim DiLego, whom Hackner hoped would step into the director position, is not interested.

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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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