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The Independent Investor: The Cost of Rebuilding God's House
Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice.   The price tag will likely be in the
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Letter: Pittsfield's Pickleball Service a Fault
To the Editor: I am deeply concerned with the city of Pittsfield's plan to install a $350,000 pickleball facility in Springside Park. The 2018 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Pickleball Participant Report reveals that there are approximately 3.1 million pickleball players in the United States out of a total
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'After': Of Good Girls and Bad Boys
It's just not fair. The lady preteens and barely teens who attended a showing of "After," presumably to look into the crystal ball and commiserate with future peer, Tessa Young, left it all to me. I was to see what was to be with the gal who embarks on her college career and that first real love.    They were
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MassWildlife Offers Tips for Dealing With Aggressive Turkeys
BOSTON — The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is offering some tips for dealing with aggressive wild turkeys.    A woman in Cambridge was recently injured when a flock of turkeys began pecking at her legs; aggressive turkeys have also been reported and recorded in in Foxboro and
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MCLA Picks Winners of Third Entrepreneurship Challenge
The Whet Towel was the winning idea in this year's challenge.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There were three finalists for the third annual Innovation and Entrepreneurial Challenge on Wednesday night. They were different yet had one thing in common: being eco-friendly or at least all-natural.    But it
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New Police Advisory Committee Briefed on Public Records, Open Meeting
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Even if the Police Advisory Committee recommends an officer receive discipline regarding an incident, it won't know the actual results.   That's what Police Chief Michael Wynn told the group at its second meeting on Tuesday. The committee will be tasked with reviewing internal affairs reports after
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Career Fair Draws 150 Job Seekers to Taconic High School
Attendance at the longstanding annual event tends to ebb and flow based on the labor market trends at the time. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some 150 or so job seekers made their way to the newly built Taconic High School on Wednesday for 1Berkshire's annual career fair.   The event drew 73 exhibitors to talk
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Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Hosts Annual Humane Race
Animal action Berkshire Humane Society's 17th annual Humane Race – a timed 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefitting homeless animals – will be hosted for the second year by the city of North Adams on Saturday, April 27. Participants are invited to run and walk with or without a leashed canine companion. Proceeds benefit
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Earth Day Offers Valuable Lessons to Investors
On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day. Here are a few of them: Avoid a toxic investment environment. A recurring
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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College is suspending its nursing program for a year.   The decision is another blow — hopefully a short-term one — to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for
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