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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
Monday, April 16, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day has been celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969. It was on the morning of April 20, 1775, that Paul Revere and other riders began the alert across and beyond Massachusetts
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Don't Get Swayed by These Investment 'Myths'
Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be "myths" – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them: * You can find the next
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Eastern Mountain Sports at Berkshire Mall Slated For Closure
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Eastern Mountain Sports could be the next store to leave the Berkshire Mall.   Eastern Outfitters is looking at closing 21 of 35 Bob's Stores and 27 of 51 Eastern Mountain Sports locations, according to the company's bankruptcy proceedings. The 4,226 square-foot retail space in the Berkshire Mall
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BMC Named Among Top 10 Hospitals in U.S. for Patient Safety
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places BMC
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Large Public Hearing Turnout Opposes Eversource Rate Increase
Attorney General Maura Healey has been testifying against the increase throughout the state. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There were a lot of numbers being thrown around Monday night at the public hearing for Eversource's proposed electrical rate increase.    Seventy-three is the number of teachers the city
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Education Task Force Seeks Community Input, Aspirations
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force is seeking input as it develops recommendations for county schools.    Five "community aspiration" meetings are scheduled this month for parents, educators and community members to share expectations, aspirations, and concerns for the future of
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Biz Briefs: Otto's Breakfast and Deli Honored for Diverse Workforce
Proud honor: Otto's Breakfast and Deli on East Street in Pittsfield was recognized and honored for their excellence in their diversity practices for providing gainful employment to individuals with mental illness with the support of the Department of Mental Health-funded Clubhouse rehabilitation and recovery centers. Massachusetts
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Berkshires Beat: Freeman Center Snags State Award for 'Money School'
Money School award: Elizabeth Freeman Center's Money School was presented with MOVA's Innovation Award at a ceremony at the State House in Boston on April 4, in recognition of its ground-breaking work to advance financial independence for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. During Victim Rights Month in April, Attorney General
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County's Students Inspired To 'Envision Their Future' At Youth Conference
Some of the workshops got the students more in touch with their artistic side, while others taught students about job-searching resources available in the community. PITTSFIELD, Mass, — The morning started with a "when I was your age" type story from children's author Ty Allan
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'Ghost in the Shell': Machine Politics
Viewing director Rupert Sanders' highly imaginative "Ghost in the Shell," based on Shirow Masamune's Japanese comic series, it occurred to me: How do I know I'm not a cyborg, installed by some great Machiavellian organization to surreptitiously spread their deceptions through my film criticisms? It can't be .. I'm
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