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1Berkshire Adds Senior Marketing Specialist
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Nelson has joined 1Berkshires as the senior marketing specialist. Nelson is working hand-in-hand with Lindsey Schmid, vice president of Tourism and Marketing for 1Berkshire, to continue to market the Berkshires as a great place to live, work and play. She will also work with the team on marketing the
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 6-12
Friday, Sept.6 is First Friday Artswalk and More! Enjoy 18 different art shows featuring work by more than two dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's
Pittsfield Tweaks Westside Riverway Park Design
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Conservation Commission reviewed a trimmed-down Westside Riverway Park plan that the city hopes will receive lower bids.   Last week, the commissioners discussed with Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath a modified previously approved plan that lowers the overall cost of the
The Independent Investor: Business Roundtable's Change of Heart
Now that the media is on to more interesting topics, the August announcement by the Business Roundtable deserves further examination. Afterall, it is not every day that a group of the nation's most powerful chief executives redefines the goals of American corporations.   The maximization of shareholders' profits, above all
'Luce': Enlightening
"It's complicated."   Thus spake Luce Edgar, heretofore the brilliant and handsome apple of every teacher's eye at his high school in Arlington, Va., when the senior's stellar reputation suddenly comes into question. Guilty or not of the swirling accusations, rumors and innuendoes, Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s
Ordinance & Rules Making Minor Edits to Pittsfield City Code
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Committee on Ordinances & Rules is eliminating some redundancies in the city code and cleaned up some language in the council's rules and orders.   "This is all really housekeeping," committee member Melissa Mazzeo said at Wednesday's meeting.   The first amendment
Pittsfield's New Fire Chief Takes Command
Mayor Linda Tyer congratulates her new fire chief during a press briefing in her office on Wednesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thomas Sammons had a choice to make 23 years ago — join the police force at the University of Massachusetts or the Pittsfield Fire Department.   It wasn't a difficult decision,
Leaving Your Job? What Happens to Your 401(k)?
If you're in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you will probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)? Of course, you wouldn't really forget about your 401(k).
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Proprietor's Lodge Gets Permanent Certificate of Occupancy
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board gave city staff the go-ahead to award Proprietor's Lodge a permanent certificate of occupancy.   Board members told attorney Dennis Eagan, representing the restaurant and event venue on Waubeek Road, that they were satisfied with the lodge's recommitment to its
Sammons Being Named New Pittsfield Fire Chief
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Deputy Chief Thomas Sammons is set to become the city's new fire chief.    A press conference has been scheduled in Mayor Linda Tyer's office on Wednesday morning. Sammons has accepted the appointment, according to a release from the mayor.    He will replace Fire Chief
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