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Q&A: Pothier Tickled Pink To Still Be Wearing Blue
DALTON, Mass. — After 3,000 games and tens of thousands of judgment calls, Rich Pothier is a fixture on Berkshire County baseball diamonds and a walking advertisement for the recruitment of young umpires.   Moments before stepping behind the plate for his milestone 3,000th career game on Saturday, Pothier sounded as
Pittsfield COVID-19 Cases Trending Down
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — COVID-19 cases in Pittsfield are trending downward to rates that have not been seen since the middle of March.   Mayor Linda Tyer said during her regular update Friday on Pittsfield Community Television that the city's positivity rate has dropped to 0.44 percent in the past 14
Soares' Celebrity Golf Event to Benefit Veterans Grows in Second Year
MASHPEE, Mass. — With more sponsors, more celebrities, more than double the number of golfers and a bigger venue, the second annual Wayne Soares Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Homeless & Disabled Veterans promises to build on the success it enjoyed in year one.   But there is one thing Soares will miss from
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@theMarket: Investors Face a Rollercoaster Ride
Volatility returned to the stock market this week as the level of uncertainty increased on several fronts. Unfortunately, there won't be any definitive answers to what concerns investors for at least two months.   It is September, after all, and this month is notorious for inflicting pain on investors. Historically, October is
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Raffling Off Shed
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is raffling off an 8 by 10-foot shed to raise funds toward building its next affordable home.   The shed is now built and can be seen at 762 Main St..    Tickets can be purchased online or at the Habitat office at 61 Main St., North
Community Recreation Association to Hold Food Drive
DALTON, Mass. — The Community Recreation Association is holding a food drive to benefit neighbors in need.    As part of the effort of "Staying Connected to Our Community," the Community Recreation Association (CRA) is holding a Food Drive on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 am to 12 pm to benefit neighbors in
'Fatso': The Diet of Pagliacci
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
BCArc Names New Director of Employment Services
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc named Shaun Hall the new Director of Employment Services.    Hall will oversee community-based Employment Services, which include more than 120 Berkshire employers, and the expanding School-to-Career transition services.   The program provides individualized
Massdevelopment Announces Funding For Fifth Round of Site Readiness Program
BOSTON, Mass. — The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment announced the availability of $3 million in funding through the fifth round of the Site Readiness Program.   The Site Readiness Program provides resources to cities, towns, and other entities to help overcome obstacles to developing otherwise prime sites.
The Retired Investor: Bicycles Sales Are Booming
In the age of the pandemic, some industries have thrived. Take the bicycle industry, for example; sales have more than doubled this year, and the only impediment to further growth seems to be the availability of product. Thanks to COVID-19, biking has become a global phenomenon.   The real growth is centered in the metropolitan
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