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'Brad's Status': What's It All About, Alfie?
In "Brad's Status," Brad Sloan nearly drives us crazy with his unremitting regret and self-doubt as he accompanies his son, Troy, played by Austin Abrams, to look at colleges in Boston. Oh, we all do it. That's how we keep score. It's just that Brad, portrayed by Ben Stiller, is especially effective in showing us how
Pittsfield Approves Incentive For LTI Smart Glass
Director of Community Development Deanna Ruffer said she reviewed the company's financials and is confident that it will meet the challenge portion of the incentive too. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council approved a $580,000 tax incentive to help LTI Smart Glass expand its Federico Drive
BMC Asks Court To Halt Nurses Union Strike
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center is seeking a preliminary injunction to halt a planned one-day strike.   The hospital filed for an injunction in federal court, claiming the Massachusetts Nursing Association had not followed contractual obligations prior to calling a strike. The union, however, asserts that the
New York/Berkshire Rail Group Begins Research Into Passenger Service
The working group is looking for ways to bring seasonal weekend rail service between NYC and the Berkshires. LENOX, Mass. — The working group looking to develop New York-to-Pittsfield passenger rail is beginning a deep dive into collating data and reaching out to possible stakeholders.   The initial focus
Health Matters: The Hidden Benefits of Local Food
Farmers market displays are colorful and eye-catching. Some local food enthusiasts have called September "the best food month." All of the summer's produce — tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and sweet corn — is still available locally, and the fall vegetables, like squash and parsnips, are coming
Biz Briefs: Citizens for a Greater Bennington to Support the Putnam Block Project
Around the block: The Citizens for a Greater Bennington, in partnership with Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Vermont Natural Resources Council, are giving a $100,000 grant to support the Putnam Block Redevelopment Project. The CFGB Grant will be made through the Southwestern Vermont Hospital Foundation and will leverage an additional
Here's Your Retirement Countdown
If you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you don't need to have been born rich or even to have earned scads of money during your working years. But you do need to make the right moves at the right time – which means you might want to start a "retirement countdown" well before you draw your final
Pittsfield Allocates $1 Million Toward BIC Construction
Rod Jane and members of the Berkshire Innovation Center Board were on hand Tuesday night to answer questions about the request. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is putting forth $1 million from the GE Economic Development Fund to jump start the stalled construction of the Berkshire Innovation Center.   The City
Ciccolo Case Delayed Another Two Months
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A technical glitch and a technical legal question are the latest causes of delay in the case against an Adams man accused of plotting terrorist attacks.   The lawyers in the case of the United States vs Alexander Ciccolo were back in Judge Mark G. Mastroianni's court on Tuesday
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Pittsfield Draws For General Election Ballot Positions
City Clerk Jody Phillips and Assistant Clerk Michele Cetti drew the names. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The ballot positions are set.   On Tuesday afternoon City Clerk Jody Phillips and Assistant Clerk Michele Cetti drew the names randomly from a tumbler. There are six candidates vying for four at-large seats, two
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