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Short-term investments offer liquidity and more

Generally speaking, investing is a long-term process. You invest in your IRA and 401(k) to reach a long-term goal retirement. You may invest in a 529 education savings plan for many years to reach another long-term goal college for your children. But is there also a place in your portfolio for... click for more

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@theMarket: Markets Snap Out of Their Downtrend

We have not re-tested the lows on the S&P 500 Index, which we hit on Oct. 1, 2021, at 4,288 (intraday), nor have we come close to the highs made on September 24, 2021, at 4,555. But we did regain the 50-day moving average (DMA), which is a good sign for the bulls. click for more

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The Retired Investor: Barbie Gets Better With Age

Despite this new age of video games, electronic toys, and diminishing attention spans, children are returning to a toy that is almost as old as me. Mattel's Barbie doll is back and at the top of many holiday shopping lists. click for more

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Lee Bank Foundation Announces Community Funding

Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $13,500 to support their local programming. Included in the awards are a series of Arts Access Grants for arts and culture organizations to expand access to programming for underserved audiences. click for more

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North Adams Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for...

Residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 71 Main Street, North Adams, during regular business hours beginning Oct. 12 through Dec. 7. click for more

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Berkshire Money Management Sponsors Match Campaign...

BMM's donation of $25,000 will help the Thanksgiving Angels double their donation dollars. The donation will be spent at Wohrle's. click for more

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Financial moves for women business owners

If you're a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future. click for more

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Salisbury Bank Contributes to Community Health...

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, CHP has seen a spike in the need for free, nutritious food. There's also a sharp increase in emergency assistance to individuals and families in need of help with utility bills, car repairs and rent, among other challenges. click for more

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Fall Festival In Pittsfield

The event will be held on the Common from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be different vendors, a makers market, food, music, and crafts. click for more

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Mielke Confections to Open Second Shop in Historic...

Owners Steven and Trent Kinney decided to expand the Great Barrington candy operation when a storefront on the street that was famously captured by painter Norman Rockwell in "Home For Christmas" became available.

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BRPC, County Selectmen Hear About Baker-Polito...

Undersecretary of Community Development Ashley Stolba was the guest speaker on economic recovery at the annual meeting on Thursday that was held in conjunction with the Berkshire County Selectman's Association.

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@theMarket: Markets Are on the Cusp

It was another tumultuous week in the markets. Volatility spiked as events in Washington and around the world injected an atmosphere of caution and indecision among investors. I expect more of the same.

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Renaissance Investment Group Moves To New Office

The group will be leaving their current building in the Lenox Commons and plans to move into the Walker Street space in November of this year. Mill Town Capital is the new owner of the building, acquiring the property on Sept. 29, 2021.

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The Retired Investor: Out of Gas

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Pittsfield Council OKs TIE Agreement for Tyler...

The TIE agreement will save developer CT Management around $55,000 in residential taxes and will bring in about $65,000 into the city.

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Kripalu Wins Lever Berkshire Intrapreneur...

A panel of judges declared Kripalu the winner for its plan to bring its sourdough bread and other baked goods to local and regional markets, with proceeds being used to bring yoga to underserved communities.

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Prepare yourself financially for illness just in...

All of us hope to live long, healthy lives, so we do what we can to take care of ourselves through proper diet, exercise and avoiding unhealthy activities. However, none of us can predict our future, so it pays to be prepared for anything including a serious physical illness or the onset of some type of mental incapacity, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Williamstown Community Chest Accepting...

The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2021.

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Berkshire Economic Recovery Project Launches...

With five experts as technical assistance providers, this initial round of seven cohorts looks to support up to 49 small businesses and organizations over the course of the fall of 2021.

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Pittsfield Panel Approves 10-Year TIE for Tyler...

The TIE agreement, which is the residential version of tax increment financing, will save developer CT Management around $55,000 in residential taxes and will bring in about $65,000 into the city.

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Pittsfield Board Grants Special Permit for Carr...

The panel approved a special permit last week that allows the modification of a pre-existing, non-confirming storefront display to accommodate the store's previously installed artwork.

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BFAIR Raises $3,900 with Wild Oats Market...

BFAIR was selected as the August charity of choice for the Wild Oats Market Round Up for Change Program. The donation will directly support individuals with disabilities.

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@theMarket: The Dip Buyers Return

In case you missed it, last Friday, the S&P 500 Index was at an important level, hovering just below its 50 Day Moving Average (DMA). This had happened several times before since March 2020, and each time buyers appeared to "buy the dip."

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BFAIR Promotes Brown-Wood to Director of...

Brown-Wood has been with BFAIR since 2016 where she began as the Employment Coordinator and was then promoted to Assistant Director in 2018.

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Polito, State Officials Hear From North County...

Business leaders at three largest communities in North County had a similar message for state officials: There's lots of opportunities but the pandemic and other conditions are making it hard to find workers and raising costs for materials and supplies, and that infrastructure, including quality housing, is lacking.

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EforAll Ask The Experts Series

Funded by a Resiliency Grant from Mass Growth Capital Corporation and the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC), all programs will be free of charge to participants.

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Berkshire Money Management promotes Zack Marcotte...

Marcotte began working at Berkshire Money Management during his senior year of high school. He has witnessed and participated in the building of the firm from startup to success. Marcotte's 13 years working side-by-side with BMM's professionals has provided the kind of on-the-job training that led to his desire to become a financial advisor.

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Lever Launches Second Mohawk Trail...

Lever's MTEC seeks to attract forestry-based and wood-using startups, excluding businesses focused on wood-based fuels.


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