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Williamstown Elementary Names Citizenship Award Winners
Principal Joelle Brookner reports on the winners of Williamstown Elementary's annual Citizenship Award.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Four Williamstown Elementary School sixth-graders are being recognized for their kindness, enthusiasm and helpfulness.   Principal Joelle Brookner on Thursday announced the
@theMarket: Markets Bounce 10 Percent Since Christmas
The stock markets have gained almost one percent per day since the beginning of the year. If you had panicked and sold during the Christmas holidays, you are sitting in cash wondering when to get back in. Here is some advice.   Patience should be at the top of your "to-do" list. If you believe we are in a bear market,
Williams Women's Hockey Wins Fifth Straight
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Annie Rush scored twice Friday to lead the Williams women's hockey team to its fifth straight win, a 4-1 victory over Colby.   Chloe Heitling stopped 18 shots to earn the win in goal.   Williams (9-2-1, 5-2-0 NESCAC) hosts Colby again on Saturday afternoon.   Men's
New President Named at Berkshire Gas
PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  Franklyn D. Reynolds has been named to lead Berkshire Gas as its 11th president since the company's founding in 1853. In this role, Reynolds will have overall responsibility for operations and management of the company and its 124-member workforce. Berkshire Gas provides natural gas service to 40,000
Two Appointed Department Chairs at Berkshire Medical Center
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointments of Dr. Marcella Bradway as chair of the Department of Surgery and Dr. Jessica Krochmal as chair of the Department of Pathology at Berkshire Medical Center, extending its history of equity in leadership.  Dr. Bradway is the first female chair of Surgery and
Berkshires' First Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Opens to Long Lines
Staff had come in well before the opening to prepare for what was expected to be a big day in retail sales. GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Cheers roared in the parking lot of Theory Wellness at 10 a.m. as staff held a signed reading "recreational cannabis, now open."   At that point, there were about
Shutdown Could Impact Renters, Landlords Who Rely on Section 8 Vouchers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Local landlords and recipients of Section 8 housing assistance could start feeling the pinch if the shutdown of the federal government continues much longer.   That is the assessment of the chief executive officer of Pittsfield-based Berkshire Housing Development Corp., a nonprofit dedicated to helping
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The Independent Investor: Changes to Social Security and Medicare Benefits
As the year begins, those who are retired, or who plan to soon, need to know the changes the government has recently announced to your benefits.   The good news is that retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in Social Security payments. While that doesn't sound like much, it happens to be the largest cost-of-living adjustment
Easy New Year's Resolutions For Your Health
As the clock struck midnight, and you were sipping and kissing away the last of 2018, you and millions of people were also making New Year's resolutions. Among the popular ones: eat less, move more, cut back on sweets, quit smoking, volunteer, and spend more time with family. Few, if any, of these resolutions (especially those that are
Roth vs. Traditional 401(k): Which Is Right for You?
For many years, employees of companies that offered 401(k) plans only faced a couple of key decisions: how much to contribute and how to allocate their dollars among the various investment options in their plan. But in recent years, a third choice has emerged: the traditional versus Roth 401(k). Which is right for you? To begin with, you
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