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@The Market: Full Steam Ahead
The major averages made all-time highs again this week, except the Nasdaq. It is just a matter of time before that tech-heavy index joins the party. But what happens after that? The short answer is that we go higher, maybe not right away, but soon. January, you may recall, was a down month, which was similar to last year. This month saw a
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Commission on Status of Women, Groups, Share Concerns With Lawmakers
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier addresses the large crowd of mostly women at Friday's legislative breakfast. LENOX, Mass. — Food assistance for young mothers can help a lot. But it won't buy diapers. And the cost of those very necessary items have become a burden on low-income
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'Still Alice': A Sadness to Remember
Popcorn Column by Michael S. Goldberger   Sony Pictures Classics   Julianne Moore loses herself in an Oscar-winning portrayal of a woman facing Alzheimer's disease. Exiting from a screening of "Still Alice,"
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The Independent Investor: New Fiduciary Rule Would Benefit All of Us
The Department of Labor is trying again. This week, a proposed new rule, backed by the president, would force all financial advisers to adopt a "fiduciary responsibility" toward their clients when overseeing retirement plans. If passed, it could substantially reduce the fees and expenses we pay for that advice. So exactly what is
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Berkshire Reps Rise In Legislative Ranks
The speaker of the house assigned committees on Thursday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire's House of Representatives delegation is moving up in rank.   On Thursday, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo assigned committees, which placed local officials in leadership
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Berkshire Battalion Hosting 'Hometown Heroes'
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Battalion hockey team is presenting a Hometown Heroes Night on Friday, Feb. 27. The event starts at 7:35 p.m. at Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink with the Battalion taking on the Watertown Wolves.   To show its appreciaton of community efforts, the Battalion will honor
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Clark Curator Richard Rand Leaving For California Museum
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Richard Rand, the Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Clark Art Institute, has accepted the position of associate director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Rand, who has led the Clark’s curatorial team since 1997, will join the
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Williamstown Fin Comm Talks Mount Greylock Budget, Historical Museum Move
Town Manager Peter Fohlin is proposing the town cover the $10,000 cost to operate the Little Red Schoolhouse as a home for the Williamstown Historical Museum. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Little Red Schoolhouse and a larger than anticipated school budget were on the minds of the town's Finance Committee on
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Farley-Bouvier Files Bills To Combat Sexual Assault On Campus
Tricia Farley-Bouvier has filed two pieces of legislation aimed at on-campus sexual assault. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is focused on tackling the issue of sexual assault on campus.   The Pittsfield Democrat has sponsored two major bills aimed to ensure safety on
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Williamstown Ballot Spots Yet to Be Filled
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For those wishing to serve in town government this year, there are plenty of good seats still available.   As of Monday morning, Town Clerk Mary Kennedy reported that just one person had taken out papers for one of the seven offices that will be on the ballot at the annual town election on Tuesday, May
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