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Williamstown Planners Seek Public Input on Housing Bylaws
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.   Working with a grant from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the board has created a website to collect public comments and plans at
Bruins Bag Banner With OT Win in Kittredge Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Caleb Kollmer capped the 46th Gib Kittredge Hockey Tournament in style. The Berkshire Bruins defenseman Sunday scored midway through the second overtime to give the hosts a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over Avon, Conn., in the Bantam Division title game. Seamus Hayes scored with just less than
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BCC Enters Home Stretch Of Renovation Project
The classroom spaces have have much more natural light with the renovations. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state's oldest community college is starting to look more like the newest.   Berkshire Community College is wrapping up renovations to two academic buildings. The $30 million renovations have been under
@theMarket: Quarterly Earnings Will Dictate Market's Direction Next Week
Fourth-quarter earnings results for the nation's corporations kicked-off this week. Investors will focus on those numbers as they wait for the really big show at the end of next week. Our president-to-be will be inaugurated next Friday with all the usual fanfare. Investors and the markets usually ignore these displays of pomp and
'La La Land': On the One Hand, and Then on the Other
I already knew I was somewhat of a dreamer, but my generally warm and starry-eyed acceptance of wunderkind writer-director Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," a throwback/homage to the nascent movie musicals of the 1930s, also confirms that I am a hopeless romantic. The curious idea to have Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play the sort of
Acitivities Planned for King Day of Service on Monday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday will feature events and volunteer efforts across the county. In North Adams, the Martin Luther King Day Committee welcomes volunteers for its 24th annual Day of Service and celebratory lunch. The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Massachusetts College of
Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 9 - Jan. 12
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, Jan. 9.   John Smith, 52, of Hinsdale pleaded guilty to three counts of larceny of a firearm, and single counts of unarmed burglary, breaking and entering in the nighttime, larceny over $250, and conspiracy to commit a crime.   He was ordered to serve 18 months of a two
Mount Greylock Building Committee Hears Good News, Prepares for Worst
Mike Ziobrowski of Turner Construction tells the Mount Greylock School Building Committee about the structural steel package for the district's building project. WLLLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee on Tuesday approved a series of potential cost reductions that officials hope
The Independent Investor: When Your Broker Doesn't Want You Anymore
Across the nation, various financial institutions, affected by the new "fiduciary" rules issued by the Department of Labor, are making some tough decisions. Don't be surprised if your broker informs you they can no longer manage your company's 401 (k) or other defined contribution plan. This happened to one of our clients
Investment Tips for 'Millennials'
If you are a "millennial" – a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s – then you're still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting
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