|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
|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.
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
|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
|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
|@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
|'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,
|The Independent Investor: Should You Roll Your 401(k) Into an IRA?|
Some retiring workers roll their 401(k) tax-deferred savings account into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). There are good reasons to do so. But for those who are not retiring, the decision is not so clear cut. Here are some pros and cons to ponder.
In my neighborhood, for example, a local company with more than 300
|New Associate Joins Donovan O’Connor & Dodig|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kelsey Bain has joined Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, as an associate.
Bain received both her J.D. and Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School in 2017. While at Vermont Law School she worked as a Dean’s Fellow and an editor on Law Review. She has been published in the
|Four Guardian Employees Honored with Volunteer Recognition Award|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America honored four Pittsfield Office employees with the Volunteer Recognition Award during a Nov. 13 ceremony at which grants were presented to the four area nonprofit organizations for which the employees volunteer their time and energy.
The annual award presentation
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