|The Independent Investor: A Stop & Start Economy|
Recently, worries have surfaced over the sustainability of economic growth in this country. Over the last several months, the data has been pretty good. Now the numbers indicate the economy is faltering — again.
I say again because the same thing happened last year at around the same time. Economists call that a stop and start economy,
|State Earmarks $150K To Improve Technology In Pittsfield|
Updated with additional information on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 5 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp. will receive $150,000 to provide technical assistance and recourses to small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced Thursday morning in New Bedford a total of
|Berkshire Career Fair Seeks Employers|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is seeking employers to exhibit at the 2012 Berkshire Career Fair on Thursday, April 26 at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
The Berkshire Career Fair is open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their
|Congressman Neal Touring Sites In Pittsfield|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be in the city on Wednesday speaking with local business leaders.
The congressman, who is running to replace the retiring John W. Olver in the redrawn 1st Mass District, was in the Berkshires just last week when he arrived by train with railway officials and later toured
|Lanesborough Asks Residents To Dig Into Municipal Finance|
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Town officials are seeking volunteers to dig into municipal finances to help close what they see as a looming 10-year budget crisis.
The Board of Selectmen have organized a town services study committee to analyze how the departments operate and recommend changes to increase efficiency. More than a dozen residents
|Wilco Offering 1,000 Tickets to Mass MoCA Benefit|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Those having a Wilco withdrawal because of the absence of Solid Sound Festival this year have a chance to catch them in a benefit performance on Tuesday, July 31.
The band returns to the Hunter Center at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the nonprofit museum.
|Aerial Adventure Park Eyed For Lanesborough|
And artist's rendering of the entrance of a proposed outdoor adventure park in Lanesborough.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A New York company is eyeing the development of an aerial adventure park near the Hancock border.
Feronia Holdings LLC owns land that
|Growing Fancy in Berkshires For Backyard Chickens|
Gabriella Alvarez, 10, holds Freckles, one of her family's five egg-laying hens. Kyle, 12, at right with sisters Gabriella and Emily, 4, researched the subject before convincing his family to keep chickens.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — They were dyeing eggs in the Alvarez
|2012 Edith Wharton Writing Competition Winners Named|
LENOX, Mass. — The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, congratulates the winners of the 14th annual Edith Wharton Writing Competition.
The Mount and The Berkshire Eagle established the writing competition in 1998, in honor of Wharton's legacy, and in support and recognition of emerging young writers in her beloved Berkshire region. This year's
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