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Lee Restaurant Owner Supports Meals on Wheels
12:27PM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016

LEE, Mass. — Timothy Spence runs the successful Timothy's Restaurant and Pizzeria on Main Street in Lee. He has always understood that running a small business in a small town means being an active part of the community and is always thinking about ways to make a difference in the area.

So this season, he chose to partner with Elder Services of Berkshire County to raise funds for the local Meals on Wheels program.

"I take great pride in the menu and strong sense of community we have created at Timothy’s Restaurant," Spence said. "It made perfect sense for us to partner with an organization that has the same goals: good food and good friends."


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Williamstown 2016: Construction and Contention
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:18AM / Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Accord beat acrimony in our annual roundup of Williamstown's top stories.   But just barely.   In many respects, it was a tumultuous year for the administration of the town's public schools, but the school system also was the scene of an agreement that will have an impact the region for decades to come.   Top story: Mount Greylock Add/Reno Project   After years of trial and error, the Mount Greylock Regional School District embarked on an addition/renovation project that will preserve the junior-senior high school's gymnasium, auditorium and mechanicals and overhaul or replace pretty much everything else.   The $64.8 million project received the final OK


Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
Bedard Brothers Chevrolet, through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program, has helped sponsor the Williamstown Youth Center's Soccer Program for the 2012 season. In addition to soccer equipment, this

Ramunto's Pizza & Pub Opens in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:14AM / Monday, December 26, 2016

The restaurant also offers pub fare, nearly two dozen craft beers and wine.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza got a work out on Wednesday as dozens of friends, family and acquaintances packed into the city's newest restaurant.

It was test run for Christmas weekend opening for the combination sports pub and pizzeria at the corner of Main and Holden street.

"We reached out to a lot of different people. The mayor was here, the president of Williams College was here, so we reached out to a lot of different people. and we wanted real feed back," said owner Matt Willey, adding it was busy "just like a Friday night in Bennington."



Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Sees Seven Applicants
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:26AM / Monday, December 26, 2016

The Conservation Commission seeks $19,000 for the restoration of the historic 1926 Stone Hill Bench. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Seven petitioners seeking a total of $189,501 have submitted applications to the Community Preservation Committee for fiscal 2018, according to the town website on Sunday.   The deadline for FY18 applications passed on Dec. 17.   The total amount of money sought is about $19,500 above the CPC's stated target for distributions in the next fiscal year. The committee expects to have about $311,000 available from Community Preservation Act revenues, but it has decided to try to carry a $140,000 balance forward into the next fiscal year.   The


A Very Merry Christmas to Our Readers!
02:50PM / Sunday, December 25, 2016


@theMarket: Stocks Bump & Grind Toward Christmas
By Bill Schmick,
03:32PM / Saturday, December 24, 2016

No surprise that stocks took a break this week. Profit-taking from the election rally has been the main theme over the last few days for investors and could continue through the New Year.

As traders desert their desks for holiday shopping (present company included), volumes have petered out as world markets experience a consolidation. Remember readers that markets can correct in two ways: a sharp sell-off or this kind of sideways movement.

Frankly, give me a good old consolidation anytime. They may be boring, but sharp declines, especially around the holidays, makes for unhappy investors and can ruin the office Christmas party. I am actually relieved that we have had the Santa rally a


Biz Briefs: South County Bakers Develop Treats for Dogs
01:04PM / Friday, December 23, 2016

Gone to the dogs: The two-woman pastry team at The Old Inn on the Green and its casual sister property The Southfield Store -- Amanda Perreault and Cynthia Walton -- spend their days creating a dizzying array of sweet treats for humans. Their cakes, tarts, pies, cookies, breakfast goodies and more are lusciously displayed at The Southfield Store every day, are featured on the dessert menu at Old Inn and are available by special order.

But recently, the two women developed a new treat designed for canines: Chapman's Frozen Yogurt for Dogs. Their simple and healthful recipe combines ripe bananas and creamy peanut butter in a frozen yogurt base. The product, unveiled earlier this month,


Coalition Names Besaw Permanent Executive Director
By Rebecca Dravis, iberkshires Staff
12:48PM / Friday, December 23, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is currently focused on community pride, and there's no one more proud to lead that effort than Amber Besaw.

Besaw, who has been acting as interim executive director of NBCC since Adam Hinds stepped aside last spring to wage his successful campaign for a state Senate seat, has official been named permanent executive director.

Besaw has been with the Coalition for the past five years, holding positions of deputy director and program director for The Family Place. She brings her diverse background in medical social work, community mental health, clinical social work with children and families, program development, and

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Berkshires Beat: ABC Clothing Sale Donates $16,000 to Four Local Charities
12:28PM / Friday, December 23, 2016

Bettering the community: The ABC Clothing Sale Steering Committee has distributed $16,000 in unrestricted grants from the proceeds of its big annual Clothing Sale in September and the numerous specialty and pop-up sales it has held throughout the year. "ABC" stands for "A Better Community," echoing the sale's commitment to recycling clothing and household linens, and their mission to benefit local charitable organizations that serve at-risk families and youth and address hunger, poverty and inequality in Northern Berkshire communities.

This year the money was distributed between the following four organizations, to support their work in the communities of Northern


Neighbors Raise Concerns About Proposed Williamstown Hotel
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:37AM / Thursday, December 22, 2016

From left, developer Navin Shah's attorney Steve Pagnotta, architect Ann McCallum and Maple Terrace Motel owner Kjell Truedsson follow the procedings.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals last week decided to gather more information before deciding on an application for special permits that would allow construction of a three-story, 95-room hotel on Main Street.

Navin Shah is asking the town to allow him to build the hotel at 430 Main St. (Route 2), the site of the former Grand Union that has been home to an office building in recent years.

After the ZBA heard a presentation from the development team on Thursday about the reasons for the special permit, the board


'Manchester by the Sea': Set your Movie GPS
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
02:41PM / Wednesday, December 21, 2016

For those filmgoers who long for a movie with a beginning, middle and end, bereft of razzle-dazzle special effects and philosophy class mind benders, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan's soulfully touching "Manchester by the Sea" is just the ticket. But beware oh ye to whom such traditional fair initially appeals, as the astutely filmed story about an uncle made the guardian of a teenage boy after the kid's father dies ultimately asks just how much reality are you willing to take?

While to a degree you may escape into the fine artistry of the saga, its authenticity poignantly and regularly, to coin a phrase, harks back to the human drama in which we are all cast members.


Year-End Tax-smart Investing Ideas
11:27AM / Wednesday, December 21, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close and we move into the holiday season, you probably have a lot going on in your life. But it may be worth your while to take some time to explore a few year-end investment and financial moves that can potentially pay off for you when you file your taxes in April.

Here are a few such moves to consider:

* Boost your 401(k) contributions. Unless you have a Roth 401(k), your contributions are made with pretax dollars – so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Ask your employer if you can increase your 401(k) contributions for the remainder of the year. (For 2016, you can contribute up to $18,000 to your 401(k), or $24,000 if you're 50 or older.)


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