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Williamstown Planners Looking at Possible Bylaw Amendments
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board used its monthly meeting on Tuesday to continue its ongoing discussions about potential proposals for bylaw amendments to bring to town meeting.   The board hopes to have at least one proposal ready to go in time for a prospective special town meeting in November to decide whether to
'The Big Sick': Has a Healthy Outlook
Director Michael Showalter's "The Big Sick," based on Pakistani-born comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani's real-life story, is often hilarious proof that in jest there is truth. While gleefully verifying that in dedicated hands the classical romantic comedy remains a viable entertainment, this convivial foray into whether or not
MassDOT Secretary Praises Massive Road Reconstruction in Dalton
Pollack praised the adoption of a Complete Streets design in the project. The secretary says she wants road projects to include bicycle lanes and renovated sidewalks to accommodate all modes of transportation.  DALTON, Mass. — MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the massive $10.5 million reconstruction of East
Avoiding the Top Six Hiking Injuries
We are lucky to live in New England, because you don’t have to go very far to find a great place to hike. Even right on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus, you can enjoy great trails, part of the Bennington Area Trail System.  For a carefree hiking experience, hike with friends or on trails you know well and with
Cariddi's Top Legislative Aide Seeks to Fill Out Rep's Term
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Kevin Towle knew that the Monday after Gailanne Cariddi had died, she'd want her staff reporting to work.   And they did. The top legislative aide for the late Cariddi pulled the staff together, hung a white board and listed every piece of legislation, local projects, and budget priorities on it and
Williamstown Planning Board OKs Inn Project; Zoning Board Next
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall.   The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of
Cages at the Mill Offers Three-Day Softball Camp
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Cages at the Mill has added a three-day youth softball camp to its summer offerings.   The camp, for players ages 10 to 15, will be held Aug. 1-3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alcombright Sports Complex.   The camp promises to focus on the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, hitting,
Williams College to Shut Down Electricity Three Days This Summer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College's campus will undergo a total blackout for three days this summer while the school installs two large generators.   The school's electric grid will be taken off line on Monday, July 31, Monday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 5 a.m.   During the blackout,
Tanglewood and Sevenars: Classical Music Heaven
Tanglewood enters its third week, and the highlights are many; indeed, every concert will be memorable. The legendary Emerson String Quartet present a musico-theatric "Russian Fantasy," followed by an all-Schubert evening. Deeply moving symphonies by Bernstein and Tchaikovsky ensue, with heroic piano concertos by Beethoven and
Match Short- and Long-Term Goals With the Right Investments
Not all investments are created equal. Some are better suited for short-term goals, while others can help you build resources for objectives far in the future. As an investor, then, one of your biggest challenges will be to match your short- and long-term goals with the appropriate investment vehicles. How should you proceed? For starters,
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