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The Independent Investor: The Student Loan Crisis
By Bill Schmick,
04:14PM / Thursday, October 18, 2018
  Student loans have now become the second-largest pile of consumer borrowing, after home mortgages. What's worse, it is the fastest growing slice of American household debt and shows no sign of slowing down.   Young Americans are going to college in droves. At the same time, the costs of higher education are at historical highs. That combination has become a lethal cocktail that could hamstring young workers over their entire life and along the way damage the overall economy.   Since the financial crisis and Great Recession over a decade ago, student loans have grown by almost 157 percent. Compare that to auto loans, which have risen 52 percent. In the case of mortgage

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Lanesborough Bridge Dedicated to Vietnam War Hero
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:45PM / Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nancy Noonan Woitkowski knows her brother and Tom McKnight were there in spirit. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — As a kid, Gregory Aloysius Noonan would meet up with his best friend Tom McKnight and head to the Miner Road bridge to fish and crack jokes.   As they grew older and the Vietnam War came, Noonan was far from that brook. He was overseas with pride, defending the United States of America. He was quite decorated too.   Noonan was drafted in 1968 and sent to Vietnam as a sergeant with the 9th Infantry Division. He was under heavy fire in three battles and was twice wounded -- the most serious was being shot in the leg in the Mekong Delta.   He earned three Combat

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Neighbors Mount Coordinated Opposition to Pittsfield Solar Array
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:19AM / Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tom Murphy cited a traffic report which led to the heavy truck ban on Hancock Road. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The neighbors around the Pontoosuc Country Club have mounted a coordinated attack in opposition to the proposed solar array.   The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp Inc. is proposing a 6.5-megawatt solar array on 25 of the course's 131 acres of land. The plan takes over the southern portion of the project -- the corner closest to Hancock Rock and Ridge Avenue -- and leaves enough space for the club's owner to operate a nine-hole course.   The neighbors said they were somewhat blindsided by the proposal when it came before the Conservation Commission in

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Pittsfield Continues to Stumble Over Trash Ordinance
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:27PM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Box, bundle, barrel, bag, whatever, just keep it orderly.   That's what Ward 3 City Council Nicholas Caccamo is now proposing for a trash ordinance after re-writing the existing laws from top to bottom looking to focus only on health and aesthetics. His new version does not include any limits on the amount of trash nor does it require a toter or special bags after both had been harshly opposed by residents.    "It was just so wildly unpopular. I think at the end of the day, the residents of Pittsfield are willing to pay for the new high school and they may not have students there, willing to pay for police and fire that they may not ever

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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals
Letter to the Editor,
03:00PM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018

To the Editor:

I work at Fairview Hospital as a critical care nurse. I have been with Berkshire Health Systems for 22 years and a registered nurse for 13 of those. I oppose Question 1.

In a small community hospital, we have the ability to utilize on another to accommodate our patients' needs. For example, The CCU may have three patients with low acuity but the emergency room (ER) is busy with patients, or possibly short a nurse. The three patients in CCU could be cared for by the second nurse so another nurse could be sent to the ER to help. Also in CCU we often see patients who need end-of-life care. In such times, a colleague takes over my other patients to allow me to spend

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Letter: Experience Matters in District Attorney
Letter to the Editor,
02:00PM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018

To the Editor:

Few are those who come to public service with selfless motivation. These are the rare breed for whom the power that comes with responsibility is not intoxicating, but sobering. Career public servants put the community's well-being before their personal ambitions and spend their time protecting others; they become experts in their field, tireless in commitment and devoted for decades.

Andrea Harrington has no experience as a prosecutor and only a few years as a part-time public defender who tried her first case as a lawyer in 2011. The Democratic nominee for district attorney is the least qualified person to ever run, yet she is the beneficiary of help and support from

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Berkshire Money Management Donates $2,500 to Thanksgiving Angels
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:18PM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thanksgiving really isn't that far away.   At the South Congregational Church, volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to thousands of local residents in need. On Wednesday, Berkshire Money Management helped kick off the season with a $2,500 donation.   "The week before Thanksgiving people start donating but it takes a long time to organize these events," said Nichole Dupont, community development director for Berkshire Money Management.    Years ago, Berkshire Money Management used to hold its own turkey giveaway and the donation helps carry on that

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center
11:51AM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Nisar Ahmad, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematologist oncologist, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and the physician staff of Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC. Dr. Ahmad is partnered with Drs. Michael DeLeo, Trevor Bayliss, Sean Mullally and Harvey Zimbler at Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad received his medical degree from King

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With Financing Mostly In Place, St. Mary's Redevelopment Moving Forward
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:55AM / Wednesday, October 17, 2018

There remains a question of funding for the terracotta roof and the campanile tower.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With a new investor on board, CT Management has just about all of its funding in place to redevelop the St. Mary the Morningstar campus.   Developer David Carver purchased the property at the end of 2017 with plans to transform the historic property into 29 market-rate housing units.   Since then the company has been working on securing the financing needed to preserve the buildings and transform the interiors while still making economic sense. The project is estimated to cost more than $6 million.   "When it starts to get above that, the

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Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's Race
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:16PM / Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Despite Knight and Harrington both being considered the more progressive candidates in the field, Knight is opting to support Caccaviello instead of Harrington. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be.   Knight, who finished third in the Democratic primary in September, is putting her support behind Caccaviello's write-in campaign.   Knight made the announcement on steps of the Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.   "This is probably not the best political thing for me to do. I know I will be criticized ... but this is the right thing to do," Knight

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Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
03:05PM / Monday, October 15, 2018
New partnership

The Red Lion Inn is partnering with with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. Guests at The Red Lion Inn are now able to earn points toward free nights at more than 150 independent hotels across the country. And Stash members can earn and redeem points to stay at one of the most quintessential Berkshires hotels in Stockbridge.

"Aside from being able to offer our guests rewards points for their stays, we wanted a loyalty program with a unique portfolio and a devoted following," said Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality, which owns and manages the inn. "Stash's network of community oriented,

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Pittsfield Car Rolls Over In Driveway, Hits Neighboring Building
Staff Reports,
02:35PM / Monday, October 15, 2018

There was reportedly no structural damage. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police and fire responded to a somewhat unique accident Monday afternoon.   In the driveway of a Columbus Avenue multi-family apartment building was an overturned Subaru, leaning on the neighbor's home.   There were no injuries as the woman operating the vehicle got out with only minor bumps and scratches.   According to those on the scene, the operator was driving into the driveway and hit stairs leading to one of the apartments.   The vehicle then rolled, coming to a stop on its roof, and leaning on the neighboring building.   A wrecker had to navigate the narrow driveway to pull the

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