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The Retired Investor: Supply Chain Chaos
By Bill Schmick,
04:48PM / Thursday, March 04, 2021
Americans are used to purchasing products, either on credit or cash, and having them delivered within a week, at the latest. Repairing those products such as a household appliances may take a little longer, but not by much. The pandemic has changed all that.   Now, I am not talking about toilet paper. That was last year's problem. No, it's about some large appliances and the accessories and parts that are crucial to their inner workings. Take my 9-year-old refrigerator for example. The water dispenser on the outside door doesn't work. It's a problem that has been going on for a year now, and the part needed to fix it is "on back order.”   Then there are

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BCC Fine And Performing Arts Virtual Information Session
08:22AM / Thursday, March 04, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) is offering a Virtual Fine & Performing Arts Information session on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 PM.   Information sessions provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the Fine & Performing Arts program, including the admissions process, financial aid process/due dates, and have a chance to chat with faculty about the Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts options offered at the College.   For more information, or to register for this Virtual Fine & Performing Arts Information session, head to www.berkshirecc.edu/openhouse and register for this virtual session at the bottom of the page, or

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Baker: Mask Mandates Essential Even as Vaccines Distributed
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:28PM / Wednesday, March 03, 2021
GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Hours before President Biden ridiculed "Neanderthal thinking" about removing mask mandates, Gov. Charlie Baker talked about the reasons why he has no intention of lifting Massachusetts' mandate any time soon.   On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order lifting that state's face covering mandate in the face of a pandemic that has claimed more than 44,000 lives in the Lone Star State.   Baker was asked at his Wednesday COVID-19 update whether he would follow Abbott's lead.   "One of the things the vaccine does is it prevents you from getting sick, which is great," Baker said. "One of the things no

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State Adding Teachers, School Staff to List Eligible to Receive Vaccine
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
10:42AM / Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Today, I am directing every state to prioritize educators for vaccination. We want every educator, school staff member, and child-care worker to receive at least one shot by the end of this month.

It’s time to treat in-person learning like the essential service that it is.

— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2021 GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Educators, early educators and school staff will be eligible to make appointments through the commonwealth's system to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting next week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Wednesday morning.   Making a stop at West Parish Elementary School, Baker said educators, who were next on the state's priority

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BCC to host Virtual Open House on Saturday
08:01AM / Wednesday, March 03, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will host a Virtual Open House on Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.   During the virtual open house, guests choose one of four break out rooms, where they can chat with Admissions Counselors and faculty about their academic interests or how to navigate the admissions process. The four break out rooms, facilitated by deans or faculty, will be for Nursing, Business & Outreach, STEM and Allied Health, or Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences.   Attendees will then also get a chance to learn more about financial aid opportunities and about their transfer options from BCC to hundreds of four-year schools.

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Great Barrington Receives Shared Winter Streets And Spaces Grant
04:06PM / Tuesday, March 02, 2021
BOSTON — Great Barrington received $137,310 in Shared Winter Streets and Spaces grants from MassDOT to construct the Old Route 7 Greenway.   The shared use path will improve pedestrian and bicycle safety along Route 7/Stockbridge Road, link two community centers, and complete the last link of a 2.5-mile loop of the Fountain Pond State Park/Three Mile Hill trail system.   The Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program provides grants as small as $5,000 and as large as $500,000 for municipalities to quickly launch changes for safer walking, biking, public transit, recreation, commerce, and civic activities. These improvements can be intentionally temporary or can be pilots of

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Baker: State Told Johnson & Johnson Ramping Up Vaccine Production
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:46PM / Monday, March 01, 2021
MATTAPAN, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said the commonwealth has been told to expect a "lot more" of the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month.   In the meantime, he stressed that all vaccines are safe and effective and encouraged residents to get whichever vaccine they can as soon as they are eligible and can make an appointment.   "The information on the J&J vaccine in terms of volume is a little up in the air," Baker said Monday morning. "What I'd say is it is likely we will get, for next week, a shipment. That shipment will probably be distributed pretty evenly across what we think of as the

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Burning Crosses Across the Berkshires: KKK Thrived Locally 100 Years Ago
By Joe Durwin, Special to iBerkshires
07:20AM / Sunday, February 28, 2021
PITTSFIELD , Mass. — Over a thousand men, most of them hooded, gathered around a burning cross.  Some 200 were new recruits, there to be inducted into the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. The year was 1927.   The place was a farm 15 miles from Pittsfield.     The first arc of the Ku Klux Klan following the Civil War seems to have permeated very little into New England, in terms of formal organization. The requisite attitudes were certainly present in the Berkshires by then; the same month that Berkshire volunteers were mustering with the 27th Infantry to fight in that conflict, at least eight innocent men of color were arrested following the September 1861 slaying

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@theMarket: Higher Interest Rates Clobber Stocks
By Bill Schmick,
11:42AM / Saturday, February 27, 2021
In the grand scheme of things, a small, upward blip in the yield of the U.S. 10-year Treasury bond should be of little concern to equity investors. But sometimes, when the conditions are ripe, even the tiniest spark can cause a conflagration within a speculative stock market.   As readers are aware, interest rates have been trading at historically low levels for some time. The onset of the coronavirus forced our Federal Reserve Bank to pin them even lower. Essentially, it is why the stock market has been having such a great run. Investors have been conditioned to just assume that, if anything, interest rates might trend even lower but not higher. However, during the last few weeks, the

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The Retired Investor: SPAC Attack
By Bill Schmick,
12:37PM / Friday, February 26, 2021
One of the hottest trends on Wall Street today is "special purpose acquisition companies" or SPACS. There is hardly a day that goes by without an announcement of a new SPAC, or the acquisition and merger of a private company by one.   It works like this. Even though they are called "companies," SPACs have no commercial operations, no sales, profits, or losses. All they have is a pile of cash. They received that money from investors in an initial public offering (IPO) with the promise that they would invest that money down the road into a private company with good prospects.   You are basically giving a blank check to a group of financial pros with a track

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MedUX Wins Lever's Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge
11:40AM / Friday, February 26, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— A panel of  judges chose MedUX, LLC, as the winner of Lever's Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge (BMIC) on Feb. 26.    The company, founded by Alec Gillinder and Quinn King, both recent alumni of Syracuse University, will receive a $25,000 award to continue developing its wearable IV technology.    "We regularly see Challenge winners and finalists expand, grow, and continue to innovate," said Brent Filson, Lever's Head of Innovation. "These entrepreneurs each began our program with strong concepts, and each advanced their business models substantially during our acceleration phase. I'm excited to see

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Literacy Network Adds Two New Staff Members
08:53AM / Friday, February 26, 2021
LEE, Mass. — Amanda Giracca and Miguel Silva have joined Literacy Network of South Berkshire as Development & Communications Associate and Learner Liaison, respectively.     "Amanda and Miguel bring the necessary professional and personal skills to their respective roles," Executive Director Leigh Doherty said."It takes a team, and I am really excited by this one."    Giracca, a Berkshire County native, is a writer and former writing professor who most recently taught at the University at Albany. She has been a volunteer tutor for LitNet, and served as an intern for the organization's annual appeal starting last

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