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'Black Mass': Very Badfellas
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Warner Bros.  Johnny Depp portrays Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in the sadistic by-the-numbers bad guy move 'Black Mass.' his is icky stuff. While gangster film fans interested
The Independent Investor: How Cell Phones Hurt Your Productivity
Forty-two years ago, when the cell phone was first invented, the new device was hailed as a major tool in boosting everyone's productivity. Today, we are discovering that the opposite is true. The cell phone has become a major distraction. Ever notice how many people on the job are making cell phone calls? Cops, clerks, nurses, brokers
Housing, Health Care, Top Priorities For Aging Demographics
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — By 2030 nearly all Berkshire County municipalities will have more than 60 percent of their population over the age of 50.   An effort has been mounted locally to start laying the plans for communities to be more age friendly when the baby boomer generation turns 65. The
Berkshire Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Museum has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income
Tyer Outspending Bianchi So Far In Pittsfield Mayoral Race
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Preliminary fundraising reports show mayoral candidate Linda Tyer has raised more and spent more thus far in the 2015 election campaign.   The reports filed last Monday show the city clerk raised $23,110 so far. However, she also spent, a total of $16,191.21, leaving her with a balance of
Act Soon to Close Your Insurance Gap
If you work for a fairly sizable company, you may be entering your open enrollment season, when you can add or adjust your employer-sponsored benefits. While you probably should review all your benefits, you may want to pay special attention to your life insurance to determine if you and your family are adequately protected. How much life
Tyer, Bianchi Secure Mayoral Seats In Pittsfield Preliminary
Supporters for both top vote-getters were out with signs throughout the city and the day. Unfortunately, they weren't waving to a lot of people because only 18 percent of registered voters made it to the polls. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Linda Tyer reeled in almost 55 percent of the preliminary vote
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Berkshire Health Honors Judge Sacco With Doyle Award
Judge Rudolph A. Sacco was honored with BHS' Doyle Award for community service on Monday evening. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Retired Judge Rudolph A. Sacco was honored by the Berkshire Health Systems board of trustees for his many efforts on behalf of his city and the wider community with the Francis X. Doyle
Three Utility Poles Fall As Result of Pittsfield Car Crash
The gold car was seen by witnesses driving into the poles as it crossed the median. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A mid-day accident ripped out three utility poles from the center median of West Street.   Police refused to comment on the accident but witnesses at the scene said a gold Pontiac sped
North Adams, Pittsfield Preliminary Elections Tuesday
Voters in Pittsfield and North Adams head to the polls Tuesday to narrow the fields in their respective mayoral campaigns to two. In North Adams, voters will choose between three candidates vying for a spot on the November election ballot. Incumbent Richard Alcombright is running for a fourth two-year term; challenging him are
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