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@theMarket: Markets Need to Hold Here
This week saw a re-test of the October lows. That is to be expected in most stock market corrections. What is important to the future well-being of equities globally is that the averages do not decline much further from here.   That does not mean that if the S&P 500 Index, for example, falls by another percent or so the ball
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WTBR Inching Closer To The Airwaves, New Studio Built
The old board from the old Taconic still works.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Since June, 89.7 FM has been silent but it is expected to make a lot of noise soon.   Because during that time, Pittsfield Community Television has built a new WTBR studio, established new policies and procedures, lined up new shows,
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Pittsfield ConCom Says No Deal on Berkshire Flower Shop Plan
Narain Schroeder of BNRC has been pushing for the land to be conserved. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Conservation Commission has denied a proposal from Mazzeo's restaurant to use the Berkshire Flower Shop property instead of having it turned into conservation land.   The city reached an agreement with the
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Letter: Thanks Someone For Quitting Smoking This Thanksgiving
To the Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking, vaping, or using other nicotine delivery products. Many users say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Tobacco is the number
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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 6 - Nov. 15
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, Nov. 6.   Anthony Deordio, 43, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of rape and abuse of a child.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail. The incident allegedly occurred in North
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Berkshire Community College Hires, Promotes Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced a number of changes in personnel at the college. Toni Buckley has accepted the role of director of Alumni Relations. Previously, Buckley coordinated the Roads Scholar program for the college this summer, and for much of last year she worked with faculty on a Mass
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The Independent Investor: The Apple of Our Eyes
Go into just about any supermarket right now and what do you see? Bins and bins of gorgeous red, green, and golden apples. The harvest is overwhelming, but some apples are worth more than others.   If you are like me, an average consumer, it takes about 23 minutes to do my grocery shopping, according to Proctor and Gamble. During
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 16-22
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR     November 16 - November 22, 2018   HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CULTURAL PITTSFIELD!   FRI Festival of Trees Preview Party at the Museum    Be among the first to see this year's chart-topping Festival of Trees, Often Heard, featuring more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. Join your friends and neighbors to discover the song behind every tree, savor delicious appetizers and drinks, and enjoy exciting surprises. Plus, your ticket includes an exclusive, after-hours concert with members of the Whisky Treaty Roadshow at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum's theater!   MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE FRI Johnny Irion & Pat Sansone of Wilco at The Whit   Local musician Johnny Irion celebrates the release of his new album, Driving Friend, with help from Pat Sansone of Wilco and other special guests. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., at 7 p.m. $15. SAT Start Making Sense at The Colonial Theatre The musicians in Start Making Sense, a 7-piece Talking Heads tribute band, take pride in faithfully recreating the ground-breaking music of the Talking Heads, with hit songs such as "Burning Down The House," "Once in a Lifetime," "Psycho Killer" and more. The Colonial Theatre at 8 p.m. $25. (Pre-show entertainment by Jack Waldheim in the Garage begins at 6:30 p.m.) Plus...  FRI David Grover & Linda Worster at Bread & Roses Coffee House | FRI One For One at PortSmitt's | FRI After Ours Duo at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI RadioActive at The A | FRI Karaoke Night at Friends | FRI-SAT Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me at Reid Middle School | SAT Festival of Trees After Dark at Berkshire Museum | SAT ZipStohr Comedy at Crowne Plaza | SAT Robert Putnam & Mike Sacco at Rainbow | SAT Mary Ann Palermo & First Take at Mission | SAT Comedy Showcase at The Infield | SAT-SUN Berkshire Concert Choir: "Planets, Stars & Airs of Space" at Zion Lutheran Church | MON Karaoke Night at Thistle & Mirth | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE PHS String Orchestra Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Green Drinks: Invasive Vines at J. Allen's | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU The Picky B's at Mission   FAMILY FRIENDLY SAT Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella at Barrington Stage The winner of "Best Family Show" by NYC's Off Broadway Alliance, Cinderella follows a troupe of poor "Italian" actors as they present a twisted version of the well-known fairytale - with daffy llamas, roller-skating fairy godmothers, selfie-taking stepsisters and Carol Channing. Done in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, the show incorporates improvisation and loads of audience participation. Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. 2 p.m.  Plus...  FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | FRI-THU Parenting Classes & Play Groups at Berkshire Children & Families | SAT FREE David Grover Concert at The Colonial | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Festival of Trees After Dark at Berkshire Museum | SUN Discovery Tank Program at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Youth Chill Zone at Tyler Street Lab | WED WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM at Berkshire Museum   WELLNESS SAT Treadmill Running at Berkshire Running Center   Treadmills are great tools for training. Come learn from Berkshire County's running professionals how to use these machines the way they are intended to be used. Berkshire Running Center, located at 34 Depot Street. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Plus... FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Running Center | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Family YMCA | FRI-THU Various Classes at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | FRI-THU Various Classes at Radiance Yoga | FRI-THU Various Classes at Modig Internal Disciplines | SAT Kundalini Yoga Master Class at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | SUN Baby & Mama/Daddy Yoga at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness | MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | TUE Rhythm Tap Dance at Berkshire Salsa | TUE Contemporary Jazz Dance at Berkshire Salsa | THU ThanksLiving Yoga at Radiance Yoga   GET CREATIVE FRI "Autumn Bridge" at Berkshire Paint & Sip     Learn to paint this beautiful fall scene on a 16x20 canvas at Berkshire Paint & Sip. Two hours of instruction, all materials, light snacks and a donation to the Berkshire Force 10U Softball Team are included. BYOB 6-8 p.m.  Plus... SAT-SUN Community Crafting Day at The Dirty Brush | WED Pumpkin Centerpiece Class at Township Four   COMMUNITY MON+ Thanksgiving Sale at Pine Cone Hill Outlet From Monday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 24, The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill will hold its annual Thanksgiving sale, featuring an extra 25% off discontinued and seconds of Annie Selke's Dash & Albert area rugs and Pine Cone Hill bedding, decorative pillows, throws and more. Plus... ONGOING Pittsfield Photo Challenge | ONGOING Pittsfield is my Home at Berkshire Athenaeum | ONGOING Food for Fines at Berkshire Athenaeum | FRI Berkshire Humane Clothing Drive at Hotel on North | FRI Fall Bazaar at Springside Rehabilitation | SAT Guided House Tours at Arrowhead | SAT Suit YourSelf Clothing Drive at Goodwill | SUN Domingo Brunch w/Rob Fisch & Mike Dimin at Dottie's | SUN Kitchen Items Tag Sale at First Church of Christ | MON BCAC Giving Tree Program Kickoff at Berkshire Athenaeum | MON Berkshire Trans Group at Berkshire Athenaeum   LEARN TUE Rhythm Tap Dance Class at Berkshire Salsa Stefanie Weber will teach a class that focuses on the acoustics rather than the aesthetics of tap. The emphasis is on what the dancer says with his or her sounds rather than the way the dancer looks when executing those sounds. Six classes for $60 or $12 drop-in. Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Berkshire Salsa, 307 North St. Plus... MON The Process of Aging at Knesset Israel | MON West African & Caribbean Drumming Class at The Lichtenstein | TUE Green Drinks: Invasive Vines at J. Allen's | TUE Contemporary Jazz Dance at Berkshire Salsa   FILM SAT-MON Degas: Passion for Perfection at Little Cinema  The "Exhibition on Screen" series journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas' works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas' pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying the past masters.    See website for dates and times.   Plus... ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon What's Showing at The Licht Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances and more!  28 Renne Ave.   Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. From now until Nov. 16, The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will feature Berkshire Art Association's biennial juried show, Showing Up: For Your Neighborhoods, Communities and Each Other, which address civic engagement and community. More than 30 artists from throughout the Northeast will present paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, showing wide-ranging interpretations on the theme.   PARKING      Click here for more information on downtown parking.    
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North Adams Man Killed in MassPike Work-Site Accident
BECKET, Mass. — A North Adams man was killed Thursday afternoon while working on the Massachusetts Turnpike near mile-marker 17.2.   Authorities say Brian M. Simard, 26, was killed in a "work site accident" at 1:45 p.m. Simard, a construction worker, was pronounced dead at the
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ConCom Denies Permit For Pontoosuc Lake Country Club Solar Array
Anthony Contenta argued against the solar array. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Emotion isn't often shown during Conservation Commission meetings, a board known for its technicality and dullness.   But Michele Rivers-Murphy could barely hold it in Thursday night, sitting the City Council Chambers because as the
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