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Suzanne Bump Seeking Re-election as Auditor
Auditor Suzanne Bump of Great Barrington is running for re-election. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In her efforts to modernize the auditor's office, Suzanne Bump has found some $400 million in misspent taxpayer money.   Bump is now running for re-election so she can continue her efforts both
Mount Greylock Debates Lanesborough School Union Vote
Mount Greylock Regional School Committee members Robert Ericson, left, and David Langston found themselves once again on opposite sides of a question before the panel. Neither is standing for re-election on Nov. 4. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The wedge being driven between Williamstown's and Lanesborough's
@theMarket: All Clear
If investors needed proof that the market's bottom is in, this week provided it. It was the best week of the year in stock market gains and it looks like we have more on the way. That's not to say we couldn't have another pullback, but it won't be to the levels we saw nine days ago. The S&P 500's 200 DMA is around
Are We There Yet?: Halloween Is Just Beginning
Get your Halloween on this weekend ... and prepare to party for a full week! I admit, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. It always seems to rain (or snow, a la 2012) and my daughter STILL has to go trick or treating. I suck it up and take her because I was not allowed to trick or treat when I was a child. (My mom had her
U.S. Senate Candidate Brian Herr Fighting for Name Recognition
Brian Herr, on the left, met with Republicans at Pittsfield campaign headquarters Thursday morning. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Brian Herr says U.S. Senator Edward Markey is disrespecting voters by dodging the campaign.   The Republican Herr is challenging Markey for the seat but the incumbent has
The Independent Investor: The Elephant in the Room
Mid-term elections are less than two weeks away. Issues, for the most part, have fallen by the wayside as pure politics runs amuck. No wonder voter turnout is traditionally so poor in this midterm madness. Republicans are running against an unpopular president and are expected to sweep both houses of Congress. All they have to do is keep
Mount Greylock Committee Taking Up Delayed Superintendent Search
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee will discuss options for recruiting a new superintendent at Thursday's meeting, which begins at 7. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The chairman of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee said she plans to discuss at Thursday night’s committee meeting whether the
Tri-District Search Committee Advises Interim Superintendent
Regina DiLego updated the other members of the School Committee on the superintendent search process. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The school districts for Williamstown and Lanesborough won't have a permanent superintendent until at least July.   The superintendent search committee decided
BMC Awarded $3M for Health Care Center in North Adams
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center will receive $3 million in state funding to create a "Patient Centered Medical Neighborhood" in North County. That's on top of the $6 million that BMC is planning to invest in upgrades and expanded services announced on Tuesday. The state award will help fund initiatives
Williamstown Students Celebrate Power of Words
Above, the littlest students at Williamstown Elementary School led the Words are Wonderful costume parade on Wednesday. Even the school's principal, Joelle Brookner, got into the spirit with her costume inspired by Olivia the pig from the series of children's books written and illustrated by Ian
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