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'Oscar & The Greatest Movie that Might Never get Made'
Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, my landlady lo these many years, knocked on my door. "Telephone downstairs for you, Mr. Goldberger. I think it's that same nasty man who called you last year at Oscar time. Oh, 'tis a bad business, I fear."    Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, who prided herself on only letting her rooms to
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The Independent Investor: ESG and the World of Investment
Over the last few years, investments that focus on environmental, social, and governance issues, or ESG, have been confused with socially responsible investing or SRI. There is a big difference between the two investment styles.   The simplest way to understand the differences between the two is the profit motive. ESg investments
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Weekend Report: No Snowstorm, But a Groundhog and a Game
Does Punxsutawney Phil like football? With the Super Bowl falling on Groundhog Day this year, we here at iBerkshires got to wondering if, instead of asking the animal to predict how much more winter we are in for, we ask him to predict who will win the big game? Because, let's face it, winter officially remains through March 18
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
NEXT THU 6th Annual Cupcake Wars Fundraiser On Thursday, Feb. 6, bakeries throughout Berkshire County will compete in the 6th Annual Cupcake Wars in the categories of Best Tasting, Best
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Are You a Mindful Investor?
Recently, we have seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful doesn't mean acting on those thoughts and feelings – it's just the
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All stuffed up? It might not be a cold. It might be the air in your home
Do you have itchy eyes and a stuffy nose when you go home? It might not be just a cold. Your air quality might be to blame. Indoor air can be between 200 percent and 500 percent more polluted than outdoor air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leading to symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, postnasal drip,
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Pittsfield to Begin Community Discussion About Police in Schools
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will begin a discussion on the role of police officers in the public school system.   The City Council had a lengthy conversation Tuesday on a petition put forward by Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio in regard to filling the vacant resource officer position at Reid Middle School and agreed that
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No Progress on Former Johnny's Beach Club Renovation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barcelona Tapas and Bar's progress has stalled until the building department  issues a permit.   Although disappointed with the lack of movement on the project, the Licensing Board tabled the regular agenda item Monday but asked for regular updates.   "Until hammer and nails
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Gittens' Game-Winner Lifts MCLA in OT
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Quentin Gittens hit a jumper with one second left in overtime on Wednesday night to give the MCLA men's basketball team an 82-81 win over Westfield State.   Noah Yearsley blocked a shot in the last second of regulation to preserve a 72-72 tie after the Owls and Trailblazers went scoreless over the last 2
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Pittsfield City Council Approves Recycling Agreement
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday approved a new recycling contract with the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility.   Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood and City Engineer and interim Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales fielded questions from the council about the new contract that
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