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Wahconah High Performing Spring Musical This Weekend
Catie May and Dan Brainerd were cast in the leading roles. DALTON, Mass. — The Apollonian Players will present the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" featuring the musical score of Irving Berlin.   The first showing is Friday night, April 1, at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee at 1 on Saturday, and another
The Independent Investor: Long-Term Care Insurance Should Be on Your Agenda
As Baby Boomers grow into their 60s, the possibility that at some point soon you may need long-term care becomes a real possibility. Since that kind of care can cost $250 a day or more, depending on where you live, it makes sense to at least consider buying insurance. For those of us who are 65 or older, the odds are that at least 70
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': The World is Too Much with Them
Remember when you were little and the kids on the block would argue who was greater, Batman or Superman? The ragamuffins on Dewey Street were evenly divided, pretty much the way they were between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Frankly, it was a no-brainer to me. The Yanks had The Mick, and, while Batman had all sorts of gadgetry, Superman had
Pittsfield Health Officials Hitting Snags With Tobacco Permit Cap
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was on Dec. 10 when an armed robber stole money from Zuke's Variety.   Owner Elizabeth Zucco was worried about filing all of the reports, working with authorities to find the criminal, and provide the necessary accounting. She runs a restaurant in the city as well. She's a mother and was worried
Berkshire Taconic Grant Deadlines Approaching
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Deadlines are approaching for Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's second round of  competitive grants in 2016. Covering the period from April through June, the spring cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students, schools and community members. For nonprofits, the Wassermann-Streit
Pittsfield Firefighters Quickly Knock Down Fires in Two Apartments
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City firefighters were busy Wednesday morning with two fires. Crews were called to Worthington Street for a structure fire. While there, another call came in about a fire on Fenn Street. Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said the call came in shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday about a fire at three-family building
Which IRA Is Better for Younger Workers?
If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it. But even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for – their eventual retirement. And since you’ve got many years until you do retire, you’ve got a lot of options to consider – one of which is
Lanesborough Selectmen Ask Board of Health to Limit Backyard Fowl
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — After town meeting tabled a vote to implement new regulations on backyard fowl, the Board of Selectmen are asking the Board of Health to adopt such a measure.   The Selectmen approved on Monday sending two new regulations to the Board of Health, which will not need town meeting approval. The first would
Pittsfield Board Forcing Sale of Former Debbie Wong's Liquor License
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is giving the owner of the former Debbie Wong building until the end of June to sell the unused liquor license.    John Herbert owns the building on Dalton Avenue, which the restaurant vacated in 2012. He's been trying to find a new tenant, sell the building, or even sell the liquor
Children's League Honors Farley-Bouvier as Legislator of the Year
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is the Legislator of the Year in the eyes of the Children's League of Massachusetts.   The Pittsfield Democrat was given the honor alongside state Sen. Bruce Tarr last Tuesday. The Children's League is a non-profit consisting of more than 80 organizations advocating
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