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Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Looks at Collaboration Among Schools
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Tri-District school superintendent told the Williamstown Elementary School Committee that he is looking at ways to better collaborate among the three districts.   Douglas Dias, who serves as superintendent for Williamstown, Lanesborough Elementary and Mount Greylock Regional, said a recent incident
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@theMarket: Markets Climb Wall of Worry
It was a week of geopolitical risks and yet the markets managed to hold their own. True to form, investors were bound and determined that this would be a good week for stocks and it was. Historically, markets do well on Thanksgiving week and this was no exception. Since the turn of the last century, stocks perform well (at least two thirds
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2': Clueless in Panem
Point of disclosure: I am beside the point as concerns director Francis Lawrence's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2." Not a fan of the franchise, I can only be an object of disdain to the loyal cognoscenti, who will understandably raise their children to distrust me. The fact is, I just don't get it. Then again, I
The Independent Investor: Financial Media May Be Your Worst Enemy
The business of financial news reporting has achieved a high level of sophistication and timeliness. Almost anything noteworthy that happens around the world is instantaneously transmitted to you from a variety of sources. The question is should an investor act on that news? The short answer is no, not unless the event is truly
Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2015
Christmas Tree Lightings ADAMS: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 to 5, festivities at the Town Common start at 2 with music, free hayrides and hot cocoa and other refreshments provided by the Adams Lion and Elks clubs; Santa arrives at 3:30 and the tree will be lighted at 4:30. CLARKSBURG: Sunday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. at Town Field. Sponsored by the Peter
Mount Greylock PTO, NBCC Hosting Forum on Youth Substance Abuse
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School PTO and Northern Berkshire Community Coalition are teaming up for a community discussion about preventing youth substance abuse. The public forum, "What's the Harm?" will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Mount Greylock Regional School. Statistics show
2015 Bazaars & Craft Fairs
The craft fair and bazaar listings will be updated regularly through the fall. Send information to   Friday, Nov. 13 • St. Elizabeth's Parish in North Adams annual bazaar will feature $1,000 raffle, good food, baked goods, chinese auction, white elephant sale, silent auction, plants, candy,
Williamstown Planning Board Narrows Focus for Waubeeka Zoning Change
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board is leaning toward a proposal to create an overlay district to accommodate a potential inn on the Waubeeka Golf Links property in South Williamstown.   At its most recent meeting, board members once again expressed their preference for using the request from Waubeeka owner Michael Deep
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MassPIRG Warns of Dangerous Toys For Holiday Season
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — MassPIRG is asking gift buyers to be vigilant in making sure toys bought for children this holiday season are safe.   The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group released its 30th annual report on toy safety in which it found dozens of toys inside local retail stores that are unsafe for
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How Can the Fedís Actions Affect You?
When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? First of all, it’s important to understand just what is meant by “raising rates.” The Federal Reserve,
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