|@theMarket: The Trump Trade Bluff|
This week, our fearless leader upped the ante on the tariff tiff with China. It went like this: Trump announced his list. China announced theirs. And at the end of the week, the president sees them one better. Aside from the volatility, it is causing in the stock markets, not much besides headlines has been accomplished.
|Superior Court Briefs: March 30 - April 3|
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, March 30.
Tina Lorette, 38, of Lenox pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
She was ordered to serve one year of a two-year sentence at the Hampden County House of Correction and placed on two-years probation. She will
|'Step Up' Event Raises Awareness of Child Abuse in Berkshires|
Others didn't think Kiersten Thomann would graduate high school after she got pregnant. But, she proved them wrong with the help of local parenting programs.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Kiersten Thomann, a senior at McCann Tech, got pregnant, she heard what people were saying.
"People would say you
|'Isle of Dogs': Will Wag Your Tail|
Writer-director Wes Anderson's often brilliant, stop-motion animated feature, "Isle of Dogs," about a 12-year-old boy's search for his lost pup, packs its humor-filled, sociopolitical wisdom into 101 entertaining minutes like hard ice cream jack-hammered into a pint carton. Lose concentration for a second and you'll miss a
|Kids Place Holds Annual Benefit Race on Saturday|
The 5K race to benefit Kids' Place begins at 10 a.m.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Kids' Place will hold its annual Champions Against Child Abuse 5k and 1 Mile Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 7.
The 5K race begins at 10 a.m. at the Kids' Place offices at 63 Wendell Ave. Registration for the 5K is $25
|Fallon Health Names Medical Director of Medicaid Programs, ACOs|
WORCESTER, Mass. — Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, has appointed Dr. Linda Weinreb as medical director of its Medicaid programs and Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations.
A family physician with more than 25 years of experience directing clinical programs for, and
|Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 6-12|
APRIL 6 is First Friday Artswalk and More!
Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than a dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk and all month long!
|The Independent Investor: Free Trade Vs. Fair Trade|
In today's world, talk of tariffs is part of daily news headlines. Politicians use terms like "free" and "fair" almost interchangeably in discussing trade to justify their position for or against tariffs. Maybe it's time to review the difference between the two concepts.
While they may sound similar,
|Guest Column: Massachusetts Can Help End Campus Violence|
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Sexual assault on college campuses is a national public health crisis. Statistics show that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in
|State Senate Passes Short-Term Rental Bill |
BOSTON — State Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, said the state Senate on Wednesday passed S. 2381, An Act regulating and insuring short-term rentals. The bill expands the scope of the state's room occupancy excise tax and local option excise tax to include short-term transient accommodations.
"Short-term rentals have
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