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The Retired Investor: Will Jobs Come Back Postpandemic?
As this week's job report looms ever closer, investors have become inured over data showing job losses in the multimillions. The present thinking among economists, strategists and politicians is that all these jobs will come back. The question is when.   Readers need to realize that prior to the onset of the pandemic, the
Miss Hall's School Graduates 60 Students
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sixty students, including sixteen from Berkshire County and nearby communities, graduated on Sunday, May 31, during Miss Hall’s School's 2020 graduation. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program this year was held online, with students and their families from around the globe joining via Zoom. The
Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Launches Annual 'Choose Your Subaru' Raffle
Humane Society raffle Berkshire Humane Society and Haddad Subaru have launched their eighth annual "Choose Your Subaru" car raffle. One lucky winner will have their choice of a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, Forester Premium or Outback Premium with a value up to $33,000.   Tickets are $40 each or three for $100 and can be
UPDATED: Preschool, Kindergarten Registrations Scheduled Around County
Berkshire County schools are scheduling and re-scheduling preschool and kindergarten registration dates and procedures for the 2020-21 school year. Schools can send their information to to be included on this list. All students, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin,
Pittsfield Co-op Taps Vice President-Mortgage Advisor
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Spring Burke has been appointed to the position of vice president-mortgage advisor for the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank's Lending Division.  Burke, a seasoned veteran, joins the bank with many years of experience in the banking industry, working for Canaan National and Salisbury Bank for more than 20 years.
Lenox Library Hosting 'Where the Wild Things Are' StoryWalk
LENOX, Mass. — The Lenox Library will offer a StoryWalk, a safe, social distancing-friendly activity, for the community to enjoy from June 8-14. Laminated pages from the Caldecott Award-winning children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, will be placed in storefront windows or
Berkshire Museum's 'Art of the Hills' Will Open On Time, Online
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Berkshire Museum’s featured summer exhibit, "Art of the Hills: Narrative," will open on its previously scheduled date, Saturday, June 6, with one major modification: Instead of hanging on the plaster walls of the community museum’s galleries each selected work will
Pittsfield Begins Review of $170M Budget for Fiscal 2021
The City Council made no changes to the first set of department budgets submitted by Mayor Linda Tyer.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council gave preliminary approval of the first section of a level-funded budget for fiscal 2021 without changes on Tuesday night.    The council held its first budget
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State Releases Guidelines for Childcare, Starts Allowing Family Visits to Nursing Homes
BOSTON — Child care is going to look different as facilities begin to reopen in the second phase of the commonwealth's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but one element of elder care will start getting back to normal under guidelines released on Tuesday.   Commissioner of Early Education and Care Samantha
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Pittsfield High Announces Class Speakers & Top 10
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Hines, president of the Pittsfield High School class of 2020, will speak at the PHS' virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7. It is PHS tradition that the class president addresses the senior class.   The event will be aired by Pittsfield Community Television at 1
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