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The Independent Investor: The High Price of Cash
Since the beginning of January, many investors have sold their holdings in the stock market and are sitting on the sidelines in cash. Is it too late to sell, or would selling out be a wise move? Well over $7 billion was sold from U.S. stock funds thus far in January. In December, $48 billion exited stock funds. In hindsight, anyone who
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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars
Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! at Chez Nous Bistro Resumes Thursday, Jan 28, 6:30 p.m.   At Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! this Thursday, Chez Nous baker/co-owner Rachel Portnoy says she and her husband, chef and co-owner Franck Tessier will be, "diving into an exciting new cookbook by one of our favorite local cookbook
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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum Perspectives
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum of
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Simon Youth Foundation Seeks Applicants for Scholarships Across New England
LEE, Mass. — Living near a Simon Malls or Simon Premium Outlets property - like the Lee Premium Outlets - could help a graduating senior pay for college.  Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who live within 50
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Put Your Financial 'Puzzle' Together
January 29 is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. Why this date was chosen – or why National Puzzle Day even exists – is something of a mystery. But as an investor, you can find value in the concept of a puzzle – specifically, in
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Two Berkshire School Students Named Talent Search Semifinalists
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Two students at Berkshire School were selected as semifinalists for the INTEL Science Talent Search (STS). Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and since 1998 with INTEL, this program has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research
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FAFSA Day Offers Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, part of the national
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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Dr. John Paul Hickey has joined Barrington Family Medicine and is accepting new patients. He joins Dr. Susan Thompson in the primary care practice located at 63 State Road in Great Barrington. In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in HIV, Hepatitis C and addiction
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Downing Ending Tenure In State Senate
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing announced on Monday his decision not to run for re-election after 10 years representing the Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin District.   "This is something I thought about for a while. It's not a decision I came to lightly. I care deeply about the city. I care
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@theMarket: Stocks Rebound
It had to happen at some point. The averages declined almost every day for three weeks in a row, so a relief rally should be expected. The question is will it continue? Unfortunately, that depends on the price level of oil. The bounce in stock prices that began on Wednesday was directly related to the bounce in oil. Oil has gained over 10
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