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@theMarket: Record Highs Again & Again
By Bill Schmick,
04:41PM / Friday, November 15, 2019
It has been one of those weeks where just about every day the stock market opened lower. But by the end of the day, one or more of the three main averages would rebound and close higher, usually close to, or at a minor new high. I expect it should continue.   And as stocks grind higher, more and more equity players are calling for a minor 2-3 percent pullback. Is that something that we should even care about? My answer would be no.    We are in a news-driven market. Most investors only seem to care about the latest news on a China trade deal; that said, being out of the market appears to be riskier than being in it.   Many believe we are only one tweet away from a 5

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The Independent Investor: Attention Retirees!
By Bill Schmick,
05:10PM / Thursday, November 14, 2019
It has been more than a year since President Trump admonished the government to strengthen retirement security in America. This week, in response, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a proposal to comply with that executive order. Its suggestions were decidedly underwhelming.   Truth be told, financial planners and tax accountants have been speculating for years that, at some point, the IRS was going to have to recognize certain facts of life concerning retirement. One of which is that Americans are living longer. Why should that matter so much to you, the retiree?   Because everyone that has a tax-deferred savings account like an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), etc., is required

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'Parasite': For Richer or Poorer
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:44PM / Thursday, November 14, 2019
  "You see, sir, rich people and theorists, who are usually rich people, think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches, as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn't, sir. Poverty is not the lack of anything, but a positive plague, virulent in itself, contagious as cholera, with filth, criminality, vice and despair as only a few of its symptoms. It is to be stayed away from, even for purposes of study. It is to be shunned."     I think I was about 6 or 7 when someone thought it whimsically wise to inform me that, "The rich get richer and the poor have more children." If memory serves, I at first thought the aphorism rather

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CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at Northern Berkshire Medical Practices
03:34PM / Thursday, November 14, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner.
 


Plunkett

Thomas R. Plunkett, LICSW, is now seeing patients at CHP Adams Internists and CHP North Adams Family Medical and Dental. His position is part of CHP's expansion this year into behavioral health care.

Most recently a private practitioner in Williamstown, Plunkett provides psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and groups, as well as diagnostic evaluation. He has previously practiced in Pittsfield, with a focus on addiction counseling. He was also co-founder of a residential addiction treatment

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2019
10:20AM / Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fall has arrived, bringing with it many craft fairs and harvest festivals around the Berkshires. This list will be updated as we get more information. Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Cheshire: The First Baptist Church of Cheshire will hold a craft and vendor fair featuring a large variety of vendors and crafters from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a cafe for lunch as well as a bake sale.

Dalton: The First Congregational Church of Dalton will host its Holiday Church Bazaar at 514 Main St. Dalton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dalton: St. Agnes Parish will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar at St. Agnes Academy, 30 Carson Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for November
01:00PM / Wednesday, November 13, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during November.   The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Charlemont and Washington for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Charlemont Town Hall, 157 Main St. Washington Town Hall, 8 Summitt Hill Road

Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at 413-344-4561 or the Williamsburg office at 413-768-2373. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or

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Coalition Tackles Vaping, Alcohol Use in Community
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:08AM / Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Joyce Brewer, the TFPC program manager from Berkshire AHEC, speaks about vaping at the NBCC monthly forum on Friday in North Adams.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — As the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition was discussing the issue of vaping in the community at its forum on Friday morning, the Centers for Disease Control was releasing information about what officials suspect is causing illness and death among those who vape.

The announcement that vitamin E acetate, an oily chemical added to some THC vaping liquids to thicken or dilute them, is being investigated as a possible culprit into the outbreak that has sickened more than 2,000 people across the country and killed at least 39 is

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Municipal Briefs: North Adams Launches Food Drive
04:12PM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The city of North Adams has started its annual holiday food drive and Mayor Thomas Bernard has set a goal to double last year's take.

"Last year, we had our best year ever with that, raised over 1,000 pounds of food.  I want to double it. I want to raise a ton of food this year to benefit the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry.

"I'm throwing the gauntlet down."

The annual drive collects nonperishable foods from the North Adams Public Schools, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Spitzer Center and the library. Organized through the public schools, the food drive started with the opening of the Friendship Center Pantry on Eagle Street in 2011.

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BArT Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
03:52PM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.

Grade Six

High Honors: Kobby Asare, Cole Leggett,

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Miss Hall's School to Present 'Gut Girls'
01:04PM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Take a step back in time to late-Victorian England and the "gutting" sheds of a South London cattle market, where the lives of the women working there are about to be turned upside down.

The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will present "Gut Girls," a gritty drama about working women at the turn of the 20th century. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15; 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. All shows will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus.

Call 413-395-7023 to reserve tickets. General admission is $10, and reservations are

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What Can Investors Learn from Veterans?
12:32PM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives?

For example, consider the following traits and how they might apply to your actions as an investor:

* Perseverance: Even veterans who have not served in armed combat have had to persevere in challenging situations. The military life is not an easy one, as it often involves frequent moves, living in foreign countries, time away from loved ones, and so on. As an investor, in what ways do you need to show perseverance? For one thing,

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Snow! Ice! Frigid Cold! A Lovely Week in the Berkshires
02:18AM / Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Berkshires could be in for a messy commute on Tuesday as a winter storm moves into the region from the Midwest.    The National Weather Service is forecasting light accumulations of snow or sleet early on Tuesday morning and as temperatures, it could lead to icy and hazardous conditions.    "Unseasonably and potentially record cold temperatures are expected Tuesday through Thursday," according to the NWS. "High temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing with overnight lows in the single digits or teens."   The region could get up to 3 inches of snow, and up to 6 inches in the higher elevations, if the storm continues on its

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