|Berkshire Natural Resources Council Appoints New President|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Natural Resources Council has appointed Jenny Hansell of Sharon, Conn., as its next president, succeeding Tad Ames, who will step down from the organization at the end of the calendar year.
Hansell has served as the executive director of the North East Community Center in
|Berkshire Community College Brings On New Faculty and Staff|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced new faculty and staff additions.
Pam Coley McCann joined BCC as an assistant professor of human services. Prior to joining the college, McCann had a full-time private practice in Pittsfield, and before that she worked for the Department of Mental Health as a clinical social
|'Wonder Wheel': Round and Round It Goes|
Woody Allen flummoxes us. I think it was Henry Miller who asked to be judged by his literary work and not his personal life. "Fat chance" said some; "OK" said others; and "Who's Henry Miller?" was doubtlessly the response by most.
While Allen makes no such plea, aloud or tacitly, the arrival of
|Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2017|
(Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday fairs.)
Wednesday, Dec. 20
'BEER & CAROLS,' Pittsfield, 7 p.m.: Zion Lutheran Church presents “Beer & Carols” at the church, 74 First St., the fifth annual installment of its popular Christmas sing-along that s intended
|Snow & Ice Forecast for Christmas Weekend|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Another storm system is expected to hit the region over the Christmas weekend, bringing sleet and snow.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a mixture of snow, ice, freezing rain, and rain starting Friday morning and extending into Saturday. It's starts with light snow Friday
|The Independent Investor: To Roll, or Not to Roll Your 401(k)|
Rolling your 401(k) or 403(b) into an IRA can be a good idea for some savers but not for others. Here are some things to think about before you make a decision.
In my last column, I outlined some of the more obvious reasons for rolling over your retirement accounts: cost savings, larger selections of investment choices, more
|Amatul-Wadud Announces Bid For U.S. Representative|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Tahirah Amatul-Wadud wants to unify the First Congressional District.
The Springfield Democrat announced on Wednesday that she will be challenging incumbent Richard Neal for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Amatul-Wadud told a large audience at Dottie's Coffee Lounge
|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
|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
|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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