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@theMarket: Easter Bunny Bounce
This holiday-shortened week saw a relief rally that began on Monday and carried through until Thursday. The markets still have further to go in the coming week before we once again reach the top of this four month long trading range. The question that haunts both bulls and bears is when and in what direction will the markets finally break
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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
Monday, April 21, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day has been celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969. It was on the morning of April 19, 1775, that Paul Revere and other riders began the alert across and beyond Massachusetts
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Three Resign From Williamstown Affordable Housing Committee
Affordable Housing Committee members, from left, Cheryl Shanks, Catherine Yamamoto and Charles Bonenti each tendered a resignation this week. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two days after the Board of Selectmen declined to follow the recommendation of the Affordable Housing Committee on the development of two town-owned
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Williamstown Fire Committee OKs Budget Request to Voters
Fire District clerk/treasurer Corydon Thurston discusses a proposal to install a new radio antenna at Mount Greylock Regional School. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Voters in the town fire district next month will be asked to approve spending for fiscal 2015 that is 7.7 percent higher than the current budget. The
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"Draft Day": It's a Coin Toss
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Summit Entertainment Kevin Costner cogitates on who he'll pick for his fantasy football team in the insidery 'Draft Day.' Director Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day"
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The Independent Investor: Good Friday and the Stock Market
This Friday the stock and bond markets will be closed to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, or so the theory goes. But that is just one of the many myths involved in this holiday and its origins remain a mystery. The fact that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a tradition of closing on Good Friday, one of nine holidays per
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"Muppets Most Wanted": More or Less
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Walt Disney Studios It's not easy being green ... in a gulag. The latest Muppets movie has a some laughs but lacks spirit. irector James Bobin, entrusted with bringing "Muppets Most
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Are We There Yet?: Hoppy Easter
"I'm feeling hoppy," reads the cheerful poster hanging on the door to my daughter's bedroom. Fifty-one weeks of the year it doesn't make sense, but this week it does, as Easter is this Sunday, April 20. Which means this weekend's family fun can be found in the form of Easter egg hunts in pretty much every corner of
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MCLA Christens New Veterans Resource Center
Brian Nelson, center, an MCLA student and Navy veteran, holds the big golden scissors to cut the ribbon in front of the new Veterans Resource Center at the college. With him are, from left, Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, state Secretary of Veterans Services Coleman Nee, MCLA President Mary Grant, and North Adams Mayor Richard
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Mount Greylock Enrollment Question Still at Issue
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The issue of Mount Greylock Regional School's enrollment projection is not dead yet.   Last week, a special meeting of the School Committee voted 4-2 to send what is called a "study enrollment" to the Massachusetts School Building Authority as the school prepares to begin a feasibility
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