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The Independent Investor: America's Road Toward Universal Health Care
The GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was introduced this week.  As one might expect, the Republican Party's long-awaited plan was met with a firestorm of protests from just about every conceivable lobbying group. That's exactly what one should expect, given that there is so much at stake. Headlines
'Logan': Makes Some Sharp Points
Judged solely on its surface value, director James Mangold's "Logan," the third and reputedly final escapade of the Wolverine/Marvel Comics/superhero/X-Men series, rates a six on my excitement scale. However, bear in mind that loyal adherents of this franchise evaluate their cherished, alternate world of right, wrong and not so
Girls AAU Basketball Team Seeks Players
The Berkshire Mountaineers girls basketball team is looking for any girls interested in playing Spring AAU basketball.   Girls currently in the fifth thru 11th grade are eligible to participate. This is an advanced basketball program that will include weekend travel throughout New York and New England. The schedule has not yet been
Preliminary Pittsfield School Budget Calls For 57 Job Reductions
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The school district is considering reducing staff by 57 employees.   Superintendent Jason McCandless presented a preliminary budget to the School Committee on Wednesday night that calls for the sharp reduction in staff. Overall, the budget would still be up by about a half million dollars but the staff
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Walk with Me in the Berkshires Returns for 15th Season
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The popular community walking program, Berkshire Health Systems' Walk with Me in the Berkshires, is returning for its 15th year in late March, where it is expected that more than 3,500 people from across the region will participate in a program aimed at improving health and well-being through
Mirabito, O'Reilly Auto Parts Both Looking to Move to Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mirabito is planning to move all three of its Berkshire locations under one roof with renovations to a building in the Downing Industrial Park.   The Community Development Board approved the plans for the site on Tuesday allowing the propane company to move to the next step. The business needs just a few
Johnny's Beach Club Sold, Mexican Restaurant Eyed
The former Pepe's and Johnny's Beach Club has been sold to Suzanne Chung. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The former Johnny's Beach Club has been sold and will become a Mexican restaurant.   Attorney Jeff Lynch reported to the Licensing Board on Monday that Wahconah Street LLC. has purchased the bar and will
Taconic Construction: Exterior Precast To Start in April
Fireproofing work is ongoing on the second floor. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are over 100 people on site at the building of the new Taconic High School and that is expected to ramp up even more over the coming months.   Construction on the $120.8 million building has been ongoing for a full year. The winter
Pittsfield Licensing Board Cuts Crowne Plaza Bar Hours
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Licensing Board opted to close the bars at the Crowne Plaza early for the next two weeks after an incident of overserving.    Both bars at the downtown hotel will need to have last call at 11:30 p.m. with the patrons being out by midnight. That is also extended to any events at the hotel. The
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Pittsfield Police Seeking Man Considered 'Armed and Dangerous'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are looking to arrest a 25-year-old man for assault following an incident early Saturday morning.   Police released few details of the incident but said they are looking for Garrett Vil, also known as Garrett Johnson and Jersey, regarding the incident. Vil is believed to be armed and dangerous and
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