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What Is Smarter: Paying Off Debts or Investing?
It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but you may occasionally have some extra disposable income. For example, perhaps you have recently received, or will soon receive, a year-end bonus. Or maybe you will get a sizable tax refund in just a few months. Wherever this money comes from, you will want to put it to good use.
Tyer Meets With Herberg's Future Leaders
The students asked Mayor Linda Tyer to visit the program to discuss leadership. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — How do you handle negativity? That's what seventh-grader Ella asked Mayor Linda Tyer on Monday afternoon.   The mayor responded:   "I make a choice -- and this is important for leadership
Pittsfield to Continue With Wastewater Treatment Project Plan
Resident Craig Gaetani was unable to get the council's support in his request to delay the sewer project until he has the ability to craft a new plan. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After six hours spanning two nights, the City Council opted not to ask the mayor to hold off on the $74 million wastewater treatment
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Harrington Adds Two More to District Attorney's Office Leadership
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — District Attorney-elect Andrea Harrington added two more individuals to her leadership team on Tuesday.   Richard Dohoney will be brought on as Harrington's deputy district attorney and Jeanne Kempthorne will serve as chief of appeals and legal counsel. Dohoney, of Great Barrington, is currently the
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Pittsfield Police Recognize Promotions Of Seven Officers
Gavin and Chase Dawley pinned the badge on Lt. Thomas Dawley. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven members of the Police Department were recognized for earning promotions.    Michael Grady and Matthew Kirchner were promoted to captain; Thomas Dawley, Glen Decker, and John Soules were promoted to lieutenant, and
BRTA Work Stoppage Playing Havoc With Regular Bus Routes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The paratransit strike is entering its second week with no sign of resolution.   The work stoppage has affected the regular Berkshire Regional Transit Authority bus routes, causing havoc for people trying to get to jobs, schools and other appointments.    One individual, who wished to
Berkshire Health Systems Named a 2018 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems and its Wellness at Work program have been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program Gold Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion for the fourth straight year. The award recognizes Berkshire Health System's achievements developing, implementing and participating in
Pittsfield Police: Multi-agency Operations Lead To 32 Arrests
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A series of four police operations have led to some 32 arrests over the last three weeks.   The operations consisted of highly visible patrols in areas identified as higher crime areas in the Morningside and Westside neighborhoods. Police say the series of operations were done both in response to recent
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Berkshires Beat: SVHC Celebrates Putnam Nursing School Alumni
Together again Sixty-three alumni of the Putnam Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing joined leaders from Southwestern Vermont Health Care for a reunion lunch on Dec. 6. The event marked the 70th anniversary of the first graduating class of the school. Throughout its 50-year tenure, the school graduated more than 800
Pittsfield Fire Stops Kitchen Small Blaze On Appleton Avenue
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters snuffed out a small kitchen first in an Appleton Avenue apartment.    Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said at about 10:37 a.m. Monday morning firefighters responded to 65 Appleton Avenue for a fire alarm activation. Firefighters found light smoke showing from the rear of a second-floor
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