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Dalton Green Committee Gets a Budget
DALTON, Mass. — The Select Board approved the Green Committee's request for a budget so it can help address some educational and technical issues.    Chair Joseph Diver asked whether this should fall under the town manager's budget since there isn't a budget number and he oversees the committee. A budget
Massachusetts Freight Plan Virtual Public Information Meeting
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it will be hosting a virtual public information meeting for the Massachusetts Freight Plan on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 p.m.   The Plan is focused on defining the short and long-term vision for the multimodal freight system in the Commonwealth. At
State Commemorates National Fix-A-Leak-Week Campaign and World Water Day
BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration commemorates World Water Day and National Fix-A-Leak Week.    It marks the third day of the annual Fix-A-Leak Week campaign spearheaded by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program, as well as World Water Day, which is led by the United Nations (UN).
Lanesborough Bridge Closed for Next Year
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The state has closed a second Berkshire County bridge because of structural issues.    The 20-foot span on Bridge Street was ordered closed by the Department of Transportation at 9 a.m. on Friday, based on an inspection conducted Thursday that identified further structural issues and
@theMarket: The Fed Walks a Tightrope.
In the face of uncertainty over the fate of regional banks, the U.S. central bank hiked interest rates and said they would continue with their program of quantitative tightening.   Stocks fell and bonds rose after the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, however, the real drama was elsewhere. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was
BCC, Sonoco Partner in Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Sonoco Plastics have entered into a partnership to encourage those interested in a career in mechatronics to apply for an apprenticeship at Sonoco.    Apprentices will receive full tuition at BCC for its associate degree in mechatronics program, provided they
MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services Announces Management Team
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gail Molari, President and Chief Executive Officer of MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services, announced today that Nicholas Kirchner, Guin Griswold and Lee Rudin together will lead MOLARI as the company's management team.   "As MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services celebrates 40
Pittsfield Schools Receive Generous Final Donation from Dissolving Education Foundation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The school district received a final boost from the Pittsfield Education Foundation before it dissolves — and it was a big one. On Wednesday, the School Committee accepted a $17,500 donation from the foundation to support a districtwide, four-day professional development institute this summer. Nationally
The Retired Investor: Gold as a Safe Haven
This week, gold briefly climbed above $2,000 per ounce. The precious metal is commonly thought of as an inflation hedge, but also serves a different function in times of financial stress. Gold can be a safety trade.   Gold is a highly speculative asset in the best of times. But, unlike bonds and stocks, it has one redeeming factor
Pittsfield School Committee Sees $78M Budget Proposal
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The district is seeking a budget increase of more than 8 percent in fiscal year 2024, with a majority of the funding going to special education, career technical education, and contractual obligations. The School Committee got a first look at the upcoming budget request on Wednesday.  The $78,310,016 ask is
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