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New @theMarket: Equities Register New Highs, Until...

As investors piled into stocks again this week in anticipation of unending spending by the federal government, it might be time to take a few profits. Don't take that statement the wrong way. I am not calling for an end to this run-up in stocks. click for more

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The Retired Investor: The Reflation Trade

Over the past six months, an increasing number of investors have come to believe that a rise in the inflation rate is inevitable. That appears to be a sound bet from where I sit, even though the present data doesn't support that wager. click for more

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Fenton Quinn Bring On New Partner

Arace has over 25 years of experience, most recently at Furlano & Arace, PC before her transition to Fenton Quinn, PC. click for more

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Price Chopper/Market 32 Announce Results of...

Customers had the opportunity to round up their change during check out to make a donation. click for more

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Pre-Retirees: Plan Now for Health Care Costs

If you're close to retirement, you'll have several financial issues to consider. But you'll want to pay attention to one of the most important of these issues: health care costs. click for more

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Third Generation D’Amour Family Appointments at...

Colin M. D'Amour has been named senior director of Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Stores division, and Christian P. D'Amour is director of e-commerce. Both appointments represent new and expanding divisions within the company. click for more

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Lever's Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation...

The winner will receive a $25,000 award to advance their business at the final virtual pitch competition in February 2021. click for more

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MountainOne Awards FHLB Covid Recovery Grant

The grant was awarded to nine nonprofits and agencies in the Berkshires and the South Shore. click for more

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Lipton Energy Approved for Storage of 60K Gallons...

The purpose of this amendment was to change the fuel storage type on Lipton's existing land license from oil to propane. A land license is issued to a site for the storage of materials for fluids such as oil or propane storage. click for more

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North Adams Health Board to Caution Eateries Over...

The Board of Health on Tuesday rejected the idea of putting further restrictions on local eateries despite a cluster of positive COVID-19 cases linked to restaurants.

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Mike Hopsicker Acquires Ray Murray, Inc.

The partnership between Hopsicker and the Murray family started in 2005 when they began working together on a planned transition of ownership. Prior to RMI, Hopsicker was CEO of Agway Inc., and spent 8 years as the CEO of Agway Energy Products, one of the largest retail marketers of propane and fuel oil in the US.

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Finalists Announced for Lever's Mohawk Trail...

Over the next few weeks, these business owners will work with Lever to refine their business plans and goals. The winner will receive a $25,000 award to advance their business at the final Challenge pitch event on March 11.

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How to Respond When Risk Tolerance Is Tested

Risk tolerance may appear less bothersome in the abstract but seem quite different in reality. For example, you might initially think you wouldn't be fazed by short-term market downturns, no matter how severe. However, when the financial markets really decline, as happened when the COVID-19 pandemic struck last March, you might find yourself being more concerned than you thought you would be.

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Berkshire Gas Appoints New President, Sees...

Berkshire Gas provides natural gas service to 40,000 customers in 20 communities in the three most western counties of Massachusetts. Parent company Avangrid Networks made the announcement on Jan. 4, the same day she started in her new post.

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Morning Star Apartments at Former St. Mary's...

The Morning Star complex consists of the church, convent, rectory, and school building. A good majority of the 29 units are already rented out. Just last week, the remaining open apartments located in the former St. Mary's school began leasing and are expected to go off the market quickly.

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COVID 'Connect Tech' Challenge Seeks Innovators

While previous editions of the Challenge series focused on individuals working on products at mature companies, the Connect Tech Innovation Challenge will focus on entrepreneurs and start-ups.

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Avoid Tapping Into 401(k) Early

But touching your 401(k) before you retire may not be a good idea, as it can lead to some unwanted consequences.

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Crust, Familiar Trees Doing Well and Optimistic...

Two businesses new to Pittsfield in 2020 are hopeful for the new year and moving along steadily despite opening during a pandemic.

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Price Chopper/Market 32 Raises Funds For Food...

Check Out Hunger, an annual month-long fundraiser coordinated and promoted by Price Chopper/Market 32 in support of all the food banks in its marketing areas, raised $108,190, inclusive of the chain's $20,000 corporate match.

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Rebelle Offers a New Kind of Cannabis Dispensary...

The owners of cannabis dispensary Rebelle say they are bringing a normalized cannabis retail experience to the Berkshires while prioritizing social, racial, and environmental justice.

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A-Mart Convenience Store Officially Reopens: A...

A-Mart officially reopened to the public on Tuesday. Owner Yogesh Patel said the store itself hasn't changed much besides the expansion of retail space in what used to be a barbershop in the L-shaped building.

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The Retired Investor: Where Have All the Christmas...

If you are one of those eleventh-hour holiday Christmas tree shoppers, you may be out of luck this year. Fresh balsam furs and other varieties of the traditional Yule symbol are hard to find.

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Wheeler & Taylor Gives to Food Bank of Western...

Two rounds of funding will pay for about 100,000 meals for hungry residents of Western Massachusetts.

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Balderdash Cellars Approved to Renovate Barn for...

They plan to install a floor and do repairs to make the barn structurally sound but do not plan on removing beams or making any drastic changes. The large red barn will be a three-season structure, as it does not have heat or air conditioning.

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Dr. Laura Jones Joins North County Veterinary...

Jones has been living and practicing veterinary medicine in Northern Berkshire County for more than 30 years. She grew up in Williamstown and completed her undergraduate and veterinary degree at Cornell University.

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ZBA Approves Permit for Berkshire Root...

The Zoning Board of Appeals last Wednesday approved a special permit from KO Resources LLC to allow the construction of a two-story, 100,000 square foot marijuana cultivation facility at the former site of Ken's Bowl with conditions on the approval adopted from the recommendations of a third-party review.

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Baker Announces $49M in Small-Business Grants...

The surge in cases of the novel coronavirus after Thanksgiving has put the state's medical system under duress and threatens its ability to continue to operate. Public health officials are bracing for another surge following the Christmas and New Year's holidays.


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