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State Police Bust $3M Illegal Pot Growing Operation in Savoy
Troopers say they confiscated nearly 3,600 marijuana plants with a street value of more than $3 million. The grow operation was using $10,000 a month in electricity. SAVOY, Mass. — State Police say they have busted an illegal pot operation in the small hilltown and seized more than $3 million worth of
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The Retired Investor: Tensions With China May Heat Up
On Aug. 15, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Premier Vice President Liu He, will be facing off once again; this time to review the Phase One trade deal inked on Feb. 15. Neither side is especially happy with progress so far.   From the U.S. point of view, China has not lived up to its agreement to buy $200
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It's World Breastfeeding Week
This week, Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, a global campaign to support, raise awareness and engage in conversations about breastfeeding. At Community Health Programs and Barrington OB/GYN, we strive to help our patients feel informed and supported in their breastfeeding journeys. We have a team of lactation consultants, certified
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New Dentist Joins CHP
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Yaman M. Kana has joined the CHP dental staff. He is seeing patients at both CHP Neighborhood Dental Center in Pittsfield and North Adams Family Medical & Dental. Dr. Kana received his dental education at Ovidius University of Constanta in Romania. He first practiced general dentistry in a private
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Berkshires Beat: Food Pantry Returning to Eagle Street Starting Aug. 12
Back home Starting Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry will return to operating out of its home at 45 Eagle St. in North Adams. At that time, the hours will change to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those coming directly to the Friendship Center. Intake and food distribution will take place at the front door. Those who
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Tanglewood Online Festival Enters Sixth Week
The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival will enter its sixth week with an expansive range of innovative digital audio and video streams. These performances were recorded at Tanglewood's new and breathtaking spaces at the superbly designed Linde Center – a constituent part of the BSO's/Tanglewood's new entity, the Tanglewood
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How Can You Help Lower Your Longevity Risk?
The investment world contains different types of risk. Your stocks or stock-based mutual funds could lose value during periods of market volatility. The price of your bonds or bond funds could also decline, if new bonds are issued at higher interest rates. But have you ever thought about longevity risk? Insurance companies and pension funds
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Isaias to Bring Rain, Wind to Northeast
A tropical storm warning has been issued for Massachusetts and Connecticut as now-Hurricane Isaias was nearing landfall along the Carolinas' coasts. Rain in the region is expected to start during the night on Monday and continue through Wednesday.   "Along and just northwest of the I-95 corridor of the mid-Atlantic and
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First-Responder Profiles: EMS Director Jen Weber
Jen Weber shows students some of the ambulance equipment.  LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The COVID-19 pandemic has perhaps brought the role of first-responders more to the forefront lately, but these men and women have regularly been serving their communities in numerous emergency situations.   This is a series
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Markey Talks Education, Health & Green New Deal in Campaign Swing
Markey says public education and student access to the internet are keys to the future during a stop in North Adams.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey made three stops in the Berkshires on Friday to speak on education, technology climate change, health care, racial justice and other issuing
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