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New The Retired Investor: Olympic Price Tag Breaks...

After the Olympic Games conclude on Aug. 8, Japan will still be tallying the final cost of hosting the games. Indications are that the final price tag could be more than $20 billion. click for more

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Is Roth IRA better for young workers?

If you're in the early stages of your career, you're probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it's never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset. So, you may want to consider retirement savings vehicles, one of which is an IRA. Depending on your... click for more

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Fenton Quinn PC Add Partner, Change Name

Christine Arace has joined Ryan Killeen and Sheri Quinn as managing partners of the Firm. Killeen Arace & Quinn PC now has four CPA's, which also includes William Fenton, and eight support staff members. click for more

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@theMarket: Wild Week for Stocks

In just one week, the major averages have had a 3 percent swing from lows to highs. These gyrations go hand in hand with the high level of indecision investors are feeling right now. Can you blame them? click for more

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MountainOne Insurance Agency Appoints Commercial...

As Commercial Insurance Account Executive, Nowlan will be responsible for business development as well as maintaining current client relationships. click for more

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Greylock Awards $14,500 in Scholarships

Eighteen awards of $500 each were granted in Berkshire County and one in Columbia County, NY under the Credit Union's annual "Community Enrichment" scholarship program. click for more

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The Retired Investor: What's That Smell?

Digital scent technology, also called olfactory technology, is an engineering discipline that enables media, such as video games, movies, music and Web pages, to sense, transmit, and receive scent-enabled content. Simply put, the day when you can smell through the internet is almost upon us. click for more

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August 12 Deadline for EforAll Fall Business...

Up to 15 entrepreneurs will be selected for the free 12-week intensive training program. The twice-weekly business classes will be offered virtually for the convenience of the students. Additionally, each person in the cohort will be matched with three community mentors who meet with them weekly... click for more

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Here's a look at the 'New Retirement'

Once you retire, what can you expect from your life? You might be surprised by the things that current retirees are saying about their lifestyles, priorities, relationships and hopes for the future. And you also might find this knowledge quite helpful as you prepare for the day when you become a... click for more

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First Berkshire Busk! Festival in Great Barrington

The new, summer event celebrates music and live performance each weekend from July 2 through Sept. 4 on the streets of Great Barrington.

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Lee Bank Foundation Announces Community Funding

Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $2,000 to $12,500 to support their local programming.

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How does Social Security fit into retirement?

Here's something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you'll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture?

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North Adams Planners Approve Planned Brewery Patio...

Plans for the proposed brewery at the former Eagles Hall, on 515 Curran Highway, go back to 2018. At the time, applicant Spinney said a substantial remodel of the hall, which closed in 2017, would have to be done.

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Don’t let investments go on vacation

Now that we've gained at least some space from the COVID-19 pandemic, summer travel is heating up. But while you might be eager to hit the road, you won't want your investments to take a vacation – you need them to work hard for you consistently. But how can you make this happen?

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@theMarket: Week of Surprises Keeps Investors...

Investors finally caught on this week and began to realize the risk presented by the Delta variant and its impact on the re-opening of the U.S. economy. It is impossible, in my opinion, to maintain the economic pace of recovery in the U.S. and achieve full employment without herd immunity.

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The Retired Investor: China's Red Hand of...

Over the past several decades, investors, investing in China, have gotten used to the dichotomy of China's Communist-run, centralized government and its free-for-all stock market. That situation appears to be ending.

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MassDevelopment Funds Art & Programming in...

MassDevelopment anticipates funding Downtown Pittsfield Inc. with $39,000 in grants to enhance up to 10 parklets with art and programming throughout the downtown corridor.

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Berkshire Business: Hospitality Took a Hit During...

Initially, many businesses were forced to close outright when the pandemic picked up steam in Massachusetts in March 2020.

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Bill's Sporting Goods Offers Hunting, Fishing...

Bill's Sporting Goods opened earlier this year at 401 Curran Highway, the location of the former Doran Carpet building. It's across the street from Ernie's Auto Body and just down the street from Joe Wolfe Field.

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@theMarket: Markets Grind Ever Higher

Inflation has receded as a topic of concern for many on Wall Street. The decline in commodity prices has calmed nervous investors worried about runaway inflation. The U.S. dollar has also gained ground versus most other currencies. As a result, we appear to be in a sweet spot for equities.

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The Retired Investor: Will SALT Be Repealed?

Last week, the Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, presented a draft outline of a $6 trillion budget resolution. It included $120 billion for SALT relief over five years.

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Pittsfield Restaurant Offers Italian Cuisine With...

Megan and Ronald Gomez have a shared passion for food and have always dreamed of owning their own restaurant. That dream came to fruition with the opening of Sibaritas on Friday.

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Declare your financial freedom

Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities. However you observe the holiday, it's important to recognize all the liberties we enjoy in this country. But you may still need to work at one particular type of freedom – and that's financial freedom. How can you achieve it?

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Berkshire Palate Expands with 413 Bistro &...

The Pittsfield location will occupy the spacious venue in Hotel on North and 413 Bistro will be in the previously shuttered restaurant attached to the Holiday Inn on Main Street in North Adams.

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Q&A: Guardian, Greylock, and Berkshire Bank...

Local employers are seeing increases in productivity with work from home models and will take some aspects of this year into the future.

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EforAll Celebration of Small Businesses

CozQuest, founded by Pittsfield resident Liam Gorman, will be offering a local business treasure hunt and will collaborate on an outdoor small business marketplace alongside the Pittsfield Farmers' Market on the Pittsfield Common (100 First Street) on Saturday, July 10th from 9am to 1pm..

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Lee Earns A Living

The exhibit will trace the development of the local business and professional community from the early days of 80-100 years of homespun living to today.

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The Retired Investor: Beware the Delta Variant

Airplanes are full, parkways are bumper to bumper, and restaurants are packed. The summer is in full swing, and for many, the coronavirus is a thing of the past. Let's hope it stays that way.


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