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Consider These Year-End Tax-Smart Financial Moves
With the holiday season upon us, you may be getting pretty busy. But once the holidays are over, you will enter into a new season – tax season. The filing deadline for the 2017 tax year is April 17, 2018, but until that date – and especially before the end of the calendar year – you may want to explore some tax-smart financial
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Pittsfield Used Car Dealer Complies With Fire Department Citation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Newell Street Transmission has complied with the Fire Department's request to improve the parking situation on the used car lot.   Fire inspectors cited the company during the summer saying the way the vehicles were being stored on the property posed a fire hazard. Fire Inspector Randy Stein was
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Pittsfield Sets FY2018 Tax Rates
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The average homeowner can expect to see a 5.1 percent increase in the tax bills.   The City Council approved a tax rate Tuesday night of $20.01 per $1,000 worth of value for residential properties.Last year's residential tax rate was $19.63 per $1,000 of value.   The average
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Pittsfield Program Eyed To Provide Relief To Electric Customers
Cappadona said Eversource's basic supply rates will jump for the winter and NextEra's prices are lower. He doesn't expect the supply prices to drop in the coming years. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city has signed an agreement to have NextEra Energy Services become the default electric supplier.   The
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SteepleCats Reveal New Look, New Logo
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The SteepleCats are relaunching with a new look, a new attitude and new leadership.   "We're changing the brand, and we're changing the look, and we're changing the feel," says new President Allen Hall. "A lot of things are going to change this year to be more North
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Republican Attorney General Candidate Visits Berkshires
McMahon's three main priorities are on protecting the second amendment, increasing public safety, and tackling the opioid addiction problem facing the state.   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jay McMahon wouldn't want a "bump stock" on his rifle.    "You can shoot
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TEDx North Adams Features 11 Speakers at Mohawk Theater
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The environment will be spare but the organizers of the first-ever TEDx North Adams are sure that the ideas shared will be illuminating.    Eleven speakers will be featured at the Mohawk Theater in January for a full afternoon of talks and videos around the basic TED theme of "Ideas Worth
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@theMarket: Sweet Spot for the Markets
Thanksgiving weekend usually marks the beginning of a great seasonal run in the equity markets that continues through January of next year. There are some additional reasons why this year may prove to be a good one.   No one disputes the fact that we have had an unusual year for equities; all three U.S. indexes have gains in excess
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Two Recruits Complete Pittsfield Firefighter Training
Matthew Bainbridge is given his probationary firefighter shield from Capt. Neil Myers. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Tuesday, Matthew Bainbridge and Abigail Lemanski attended the state's 28th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards ceremony.   There were hundreds of firefighters from throughout the state
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Cheryl Mirer Hired as New Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Executive Director
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Cheryl Mirer remembers driving from Otis to the city to go on art walks, volunteer with Berkshire Creative, or sell crafts at the Handmade Holiday Festival.   And those memories seemed to come back a lot in the last year or so, when she was searching for a way to get back here from Potsdam, N.Y. 
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