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Berkshire Bank Collector Wins Road Trip

The trip giveaway includes two premium tickets to the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers on March 23 in Florida, as well as round trip airfare, a two-night hotel stay and a $200 gift card. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Does Our Debt Really...

At times like this I wonder whether Americans are facing the prospect that someday the United States could be the world's largest impoverished nation, and if so, does it really matter? click for more

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Put Together a Professional Team to Help You Reach...

Specifically, you might want to put together a team comprised of your financial advisor, your CPA or other tax professional, and your attorney. Together, this team can help you with many types of financial/tax/legal connections. click for more

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Stop & Shop Unions Authorize Strike

The union local representing some 2,000 area Stop & Shop workers voted Sunday afternoon to authorize a strike. click for more

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Bissaillon Takes Over at Adams Insurance Agency

David Bissaillon, new owner and president of Smith Bros.-McAndrews Insurance Agency, is happy to be on Park Street serving North Berkshire County. click for more

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Workforce Board Initiative Looks To Connect Jobs...

The most recent data shows that there are 1,143 jobs available in Berkshire County ranging from sales to health care to engineering to maintenance. And yet, there are thousands of people unemployed. Shortly after state Sen. Adam Hinds was elected he asked MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board... click for more

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Bella Sky Gifts and Avery Adams Massage & Boutique...

The new shop at 65 Main St. at the corner with Holden Street is double the space of their former location and Raschdorf said they tore down a wall and built two massage rooms. click for more

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@theMarket: Pick Your Poison

Investors were greeted on Friday with two nasty surprises. Both occurred in February. Chinese exports dropped by 20.7 percent, while in the U.S., the nation added a dismal 20,000 jobs. As you might expect, the stock market did not take the news well. click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Expands Leadership Team

Berkshire County Arc has promoted Sonja Stewart to director of Family Support and Advocacy and hired David Singer as director of Marketing and Communications, a redesigned position. Both will join the agency's administration team. click for more

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Rusty Anchor Plans Shuttle Service For New Event...

The Rusty Anchor is looking to take a page out of Proprietor's Lodge book by shuttling people to events. Scott Graves, the owner of the members-only club on Pontoosuc Lake, in the former boathouse formerly owned by the YMCA, renovated its second-floor last year and is now looking to host events there.

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Grocery Chain Expects to Open This Month in Adams...

The announcement was met with applause as Adam's Hometown Market informed the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday that it expected to add the location to its 15-market chain on Monday.

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Biz Briefs: Dinner Raises Money to Support WTBR in...

The money will be used to help with the costs of moving the station from Taconic High School to the PCTV studios, and rebuilding the studio and transmitter facilities.

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Who Can You Trust to Reduce Stress of Estate...

Of course, you might think that only the very wealthy need a trust company. But that's not really the case people of many income levels have long used these companies.

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Pittsfield Council Subcommittee in Favor of...

The city's Ordinance and Rules Committee gave its nod of approval to new zoning laws aimed to keep commercial solar arrays out of residential neighborhoods.

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Southern Vermont College to Close Doors

In an announcement made Monday morning, President David R. Evans cited declining enrollment, financial pressure, and adverse action by the college's regional accreditor concerning institutional resources.

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Downtown Pittsfield Reports Positive Downtown...

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. reported to the City Council Tuesday that it had another positive year. President Jesse Cook-Dubin said while the ebb and flow of the business cycle had seen some businesses leave downtown, the downtown also welcomed a number of new ones and have retained some.

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Developer to Demolish Portion of Former Waverly...

The commission on Thursday heard from Emily Stockman, a wetlands scientist, representing developer Spinning Mill LLC that wants to knock down a structurally compromised portion of the historic mill.

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Adams Curiosity Shop Reopens on Hoosac Street

The new owner said when the opportunity arose to take over the Hoosac Street business she couldn't let it pass up.

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County Officials Celebrate Completion of Berkshire...

Those who spent the last two years working on the Berkshire Flyer project are anxious to see how 2,600 new visitors to the Berkshires each summer will bolster the economy. The plan eyes to create a passenger rail service from New York City to Pittsfield, departing Penn Station on Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon, throughout the summer. The goal is to bring a new group of visitor's to the area.

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@theMarket: Stocks on Hold

It is no secret that the averages are overbought, extended, and due for a pullback of sorts. The "pain trade" this week was to short the markets anticipating that decline, which did not occur.

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Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Coffee Hosts Art Show

Tunnel City Coffee in Mass MoCA hosts artists Sarah Sutro and Dorothea Osborn for a winter show of ink drawings and large scale paintings through March.

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The Independent Investor: Veterans on Receiving...

There will be $400 million earmarked for preventing opioid abuse. As you might imagine, veterans are a high-risk group since opioids are used extensively in treating wartime casualties.

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Women May Need to Make Extra Financial Moves

However, this last area economic progress is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still face gender-related challenges. How can you deal with them?

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Pittsfield Council Stalls Plastic Bag Ban Vote

A potential ban on single-use plastic bags was against delayed Tuesday night after the City Council appeared gridlocked on a few details. The proposals to eliminate the bags primarily used at the grocery store checkout has been nearly six years in the making since Attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo first petitioned for it in conjunction with a ban on styrofoam. The two were uncoupled and in 2015 the City Council passed a ban on Styrofoam food containers.

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Lanesborough Weighs Potential Purchase of Vacation...

The Selectmen are looking to address the condition of the Police Station, which grew in urgency after the town's insurance company called for it to be vacated, and that Route 7 property is a potential.

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Action Plan For Berkshire Flyer Pilot Completed

After six months of work, the Berkshire Flyer subcommittee has an action plan to operate rail service from New York City to Pittsfield. The plan calls for 20 weeks in the summer of passenger rail trips bring people from New York City on a Friday afternoon and home on Sunday. It is hoped to provide a significant boost to the region's tourism economy. The Department of Transportation previously did a feasibility study and agreed it would be worthy of a pilot.

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Elm Street Lipton Mart Plans House Demolition for...

Lipton Mart on Elm Street is looking to demolish a residential home on Livingston Avenue for more parking. The company purchased the 1,200 square-foot home at 11 Livingston and is looking to add a half dozen new spaces. The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a permit for the work on Wednesday.

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North Adams Inventor Wins PGA Honors for Camera...

Fast-forward three years later and The Media Stick wins "Best Marketing Effort" at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. It was one of only three honors awarded at the Inventors Spotlight, hosted by the United Inventors Association.

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Wayfair Finalizes Lease For Clocktower Building

Wayfair has finalized a lease in the Clocktower Building and expects to move in this fall. Spokeswoman Molly Delaney said on Friday that the lease has been finalized at 75 South Church Street in building three. The company will occupy 40,000 square-feet.


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