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Jack Miller Contractors Hires New Project Manager,...

A total of eight employees handle management of the business with an additional 12 employees working in the field. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Epidemic Pulls Pork...

Before you ask, this highly infectious virus, while deadly to pigs, is not harmful to humans. The problem is that when even one pig is tested positive, the entire herd needs to be slaughtered as quickly as possible. There is no cure. click for more

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Time to ‘Cycle’ through Some Investment Ideas

Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us some lessons about investing. click for more

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State Economic Council Sets Berkshire Listening...

The session on Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Mass MoCA will be the culmination of the regional engagement tour that begins Salem State University on Wednesday. click for more

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Pittsfield Business Owners Share Keys To Success

Steven Valenti used to run a radio campaign for his men's clothing business, telling true stories of customers. And it was successful in driving business to his store. His son, Evan Valenti, isn't quite so sure that would work nowadays, but Steven Valenti thinks it would. click for more

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@theMarket: Tariffs Trash Stocks

Volatility in the form of U.S. trade tariffs levied on China cut through investors' complacency with a vengeance this week. It took less than three days to drop the markets by 3 percent. Is it over or do we have another 5 percent or so to endure? click for more

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My Core Floor Wins Lever Health Tech Challenge

There is a waiting list to see Brittney Cappiello but not many women want to talk about why. She specializes in pelvic issues, treating women suffering from pain or even peeing their pants on a treadmill or a trampoline. "Even in this rural area, I currently have a three month waiting list of... click for more

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The Independent Investor: What Does Your 401(k)...

It might surprise you to know that many retirement savers religiously contribute to their tax-deferred savings plans but have no idea what investments they own. Many plan representatives simply suggest that if you don't know, just invest in a target date retirement fund. Is this a good idea? click for more

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North Adams Goodwill Opens 'Gateway to Employment'...

It took six years, but Kathy Anker has succeeded it bringing Goodwill's employability program to North Berkshire. click for more

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Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement...

First of all, by contributing to your 401(k), you can get into the habit of regular investing. And since you invest in your 401(k) through regular payroll deductions, it's an easy way to invest.

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Crane Sells Majority Stake in Wahconah Country...

Crane Currency has essentially given its stake in the Wahconah Country Club to the existing shareholders there. The company had the majority share of the private golf course and event venue since the club was founded. Over the last couple of years, the company has been looking to shed some of its assets unrelated to the business at hand and the latest is selling its share of the golf course back to the club.

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Berkshire Body Opens in Cheshire

Melendez opened on April 1 as one of the first organizations to rent out space in the former Cheshire Elementary School.

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@theMarket: New Highs Beget New Highs

I believe the Fed's about face in interest rate policy last December is the real reason the market is where it is. If investors believed that the Fed's easy money policy might change, the markets would plummet. The Chinese economy might also be a factor.

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New Director of Development Joins Jacob's Pillow

Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of the Arts recipient, home to America's longest running dance festival, and has recently expanded to become a year-round center for dance research and development.

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BFAIR Names New Director of Quality Compliance

Shea holds a bachelor's in social work from Our Lady of Elm's College and is a licensed social worker with more than 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families. She began her career at United Cerebral Palsy of the Berkshires and as a social worker with Berkshire Health Care Systems.

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Biz Briefs: Lenox Fit Owner Named Woman Small...

Lenox Fit is a multi-dimensional fitness and wellness facility that serves Berkshire County region. The customers range from rehab/post rehab from physical therapy, to advanced athletes and fitness enthusiasts of every level.

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The Independent Investor: What You Need to Know...

An initial public offering of a stock, called an IPO, can be either a sucker's game or a chance for instant riches. Determining the outcome requires a great deal of work, knowledge, and luck. Most investors have none of the above when it comes to IPOs.

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New Williams Inn to Open Mid-August

The opening will follow by two weeks the closure of the current inn on Field Park, which will shutter on July 31, the same announcement indicated.

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Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

To begin with, you need to determine if a loan is even available. You can only borrow from your 401(k) if you're still working for the company that offers the plan, but even so, you’ll have to check with your human resources area to determine if loans are allowed. If they are, you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons before taking action.

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Covanta Poised to Sell Pittsfield Waste Facility

Covanta is looking to sell its waste-to-energy facility on Hubbard Avenue in the coming months. The company announced its intentions to sell both the Pittsfield and Springfield locations to an undisclosed buyer during a conference call with investors on Friday. The company expects the sale to be completed in the second quarter of this year. The sale comes after the company opted to close another facility in New Jersey.

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Adams Community Bank Promotes Five

Emma Tower has been promoted to AVP Mortgage Underwriter, Melissa Tremblay to Senior Credit Analyst Officer, Jeremy Patterson to Network & Systems Officer, Elizabeth Trudeau to Senior Loan Processor and Casey Storbeck to Loan Servicer.

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The Independent Investor: CBD Is a Real Market

Cannabidiol is popping up all over the country. Local drug stores, supermarkets and health food shops, among other retailers, can't seem to get enough of this stuff on the shelves. Is this a fad, a fake, or does it have some real health benefits?

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THC-Infused Chocolate Factory Eyed For Former AZP...

A Brooklyn chocolatier who previously was looking to build a cannabis-infused chocolate factor at the Berkshire Mall is now looking to purchase the former Arizona Pizza building on Cheshire Road. Lev Kelman, the owner of Brooklyn Dark, said on Wednesday that he's made an offer on the building at 660 Cheshire Road and is looking to close on it by mid-June. Kelman is now going through the process of applying to the state for permits to manufacture the THC-infused chocolates and that includes a

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North County's First Pot Retailer Opens in...

Although there was no line for Payne to jump, there was one customer on hand when the doors opened at 10 a.m. and a several more who trickled in during the first few minutes of operation.

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Businesswomen Being Honored...

Two local organizations are honoring two women for their business and community achievements.

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Williamstown Marijuana Retailer to Open Wednesday

Earlier this month, the pot purveyor announced that it had received its final license from the commonwealth's Cannabis Control Commission.

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Moresi & Associates Expands, Looks to New Ventures

The local developer hadn't planned on moving offices, or buying a 100,000-square-foot historic mill, or being engaged in a half-dozen (at least) different ventures ranging from restaurants to college housing. Rather than a straight line, Moresi and his company have taken a circuitous path, shifting and adapting as the economy has changed and opportunities arose.

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Stop & Shop Strike Ends With Tentative Agreement

The strike lasted 11 days before a breakthrough in talks occurred late Easter Sunday. Membership will still have to vote on the contract for the protest to officially end.


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