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Are You a Snowbird? Protect Your Finances While You're Gone
Winter is (just about) officially here – but you may soon be leaving it behind if you're a snowbird. When you go, though, you’ll want to keep your financial situation from getting caught out in the cold. These are a few suggestions you may want to consider: Protect your home. If you're like many people, your home
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Holiday Hours: Christmas & New Year's
Businesses, schools and government offices will be taking breaks over the next week as the nation celebrates Christmas and New Year's. Christmas falls on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, and New Year's on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.  Christmas is now a state holiday but it wasn't always. The General Court under the control of the Puritans
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Williamstown, Williams College to Fund Ambulance Service Merger
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Tuesday committed to spend up to $75,000 to help defray the cost of Village Ambulance Service’s merger with North Adams Ambulance Service.   The actual cost of that move may end up being north of $200,000, and the town and Williams College are committed to sharing the cost
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Reid Students Make Sacrifices to Give to Berkshire Children and Families
Jacklyn Drozd said $2,200 worth of gift cards and cash donations were collected. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reid Middle School student Maya Duhamel had an early basketball game and hadn't had a chance to get dinner.   On her way to the game, she stopped at Dunkin' Donuts intent to buy hash
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Biz Briefs: Berkshires-Based Pungl Ready to Expand Nationwide
Gifts that give back Just in time for holiday gifting, Pungl has launched the world's first marketplace for unique, meaningful gifts that give back. Through the Pungl marketplace, anyone in the country can shop by location or charitable cause, and then make a donation to that cause in their own name or in the name of a loved one. The
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Berkshires Beat: BArT Students Help Puerto Rico, Local Community
BArT Student Ambassadors read to children at the Berkshire Museum literacy night as part of their community service efforts. Helping out Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School ninth-graders recently decided that they wanted to raise $1,000 to help with the devastation in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane
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Solid Waste District to Undergo Review
ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management is applying for state technical assistance grant to help it find more ways to obtain more funds.    Although no official vote was taken Thursday because of a lack of quorum, commissioners present agreed it would be a good idea to apply for a grant that would
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Ice Safety Tips From MEMA
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The cold weather often means it is time to get out on the lake for some ice fishing, or skating, or any number of outdoor recreational activities. But, before someone goes out on the ice, they should familiarize themselves with safety precautions because falling through the ice could be deadly. According to the
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@theMarket: Here Comes Santa
With less than two weeks until Santa Claus shimmies down your chimney, investors are betting that what the Big Man has in his sack is lots and lots of gains to finish out 2017.   Now some might say that the signing of a massive tax cut is all the present investors need. After all, despite the rhetoric, we all know that the
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'The Disaster Artist': No Soap, Radio
Director James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" reminded me of a non-joke that popularly circulated when I was a kid. It goes like this: Two elephants are in a bathtub and, when one says to the other, "Pass the soap," the other elephant informs, "No soap, radio."   You tell it and then you laugh,
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