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Can You Save for College and Retirement?
Few of us have unlimited financial resources — which means that almost all of us need to prioritize our financial goals. Consequently, you'll have some decisions to make if you’d like to help pay for your children’s college educations someday while, at the same time, saving for your own retirement. Your first step in
Pittsfield Continues to Debate Junk Car Ordinance
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's Ordinance and Rules Committee is recommending new language regarding junk vehicles —  for the third time.   The City Council has been kicking around new changes to the junk dealers and waste collectors ordinance since December. The mayor and fire inspector had asked for more
Tanglewood Wraps Up Classical Season; Shanghai String Quartet at Music Mountain
Tanglewood's classical programming winds up this week to make way for a series of popular artists, such as Diana Ross and Sting. This week, Tanglewood concludes its 2017 classical programming, culminating with the always-anticipated traditional final concert, on Sunday, Aug. 27, featuring Beethoven's glorious and triumphant
BMC Nurses Looking to Trustees to Help Contract Negotiations
The nurses went to Greylock Federal Credit Union on Wednesday to make a pitch to CEO John Bissell, who sits on the hospital's board of trustees.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BMC's registered nurses are now making a pitch to get the hospital's board of trustees on their side.   The Massachusetts
Tyler Street Community Mural Unveiling Slated for Saturday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, in partnership with the city of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development, invites the public to attend the official unveiling of the "Planting Seeds for a Better Tomorrow" mural on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11:30 a.m.   The mural is
Massie Seeks to Bring Long-term Solutions in Bid for Governor
Massie spent two hours meeting with voters at Dottie's about issues facing the state, the Berkshires, and his hopes for the gubernatorial nomination. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sustainability is a word Robert Massie said he hasn't heard the current governor say.   And that is becoming a focal point for the
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Pittsfield Councilors Reject Putting Marijuana Ban on Ballot
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City officials say the vote on recreational marijuana has already been taken and it doesn't need to go before voters again.   The City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee rejected on Monday a petition from local attorney William Barry requesting a ban on recreational marijuana establishments.
Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Touts Experience, Ideas
Mayor Warren took a swing through the Berkshires last week. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Setti Warren wants to bring his brand of management — budgets based on outcomes and consensus building — to Beacon Hill to fix the state's economic woes. During his eight years as mayor of Newton, he righted that city of
BArT Students Look Skyward on First Day of School
  ADAMS, Mass. — It's not every day an astronomical event coincides with the first day of school.    But for Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School students, Monday's partial eclipse was a chance to view something special together before dismissal.   "This is
Pittsfield Warns Of Aggressive Foxes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Health Department is telling homeowners to be on the lookout for aggressive foxes.   The Health Department said a resident was bitten by a fox in the area of Wahconah Street, specifically near Dower Square, over the weekend. That fox was captured but health officials are asking residents to use
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