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Caccaviello Officially Kicks Off Campaign For District Attorney
Caccaviello has worked in the Berkshire District Attorney's office for almost 30 years. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — If wisdom comes from experience, Paul Caccaviello says his 30 years of working in the district attorney's office has given him the wisdom to lead it.   Caccaviello is currently the district
BArT Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.  Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of “Honors”. Students who earned 90 percent or above in all
Guest Column: Tobacco Industry Targeting Teens With Vaping
Thanks to the tobacco and vaping industries targeting our youth, Berkshire County has experienced an increase in the use of e-cigarettes, such as the JUUL, by young people. In my job, I speak with people throughout our region about the dangers of tobacco and about how the tobacco industry targets kids. Usually, they are alarmed and
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The Independent Investor: Financial Scams Targeted at Elderly Are Epidemic
As Baby Boomers age, the volume of reported financial scams directed against them continues to escalate. By some estimates, more than $37 billion a year is now being stolen from America's elderly. And those are only the reported cases.   It is estimated that 5 million Americans are bilked by con artists every year. Some
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SteepleCats Seeking Host Families for Summer Season
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams SteepleCats are seeking host families to house players for their upcoming 2018 baseball season. The host family commitment is to house a SteepleCats player from June 2 through the beginning of August. Players should have their own room, and families provide their meals. Players will arrange their
Williamstown Zoning Board Green Lights Verizon Cell Tower
Verizon radio frequency engineer Jay Latorre answers a question from the board.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After more a hearing that lasted more than a year, the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday unanimously approved Verizon Wireless' application to erect a monopole cellular tower at the junction of
Here's a Checklist for Changing Jobs
A few generations ago, it was not uncommon for workers to stick with a single job for their whole careers. But for many of us today, frequent job changes are a fact of life: The average employee tenure is just over four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  So, assuming you’re going to switch jobs a few times,
Mount Greylock Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Grade 12 Alex Babcock, Alex Backiel, Angela Baumgartner, Katherine Bernardy, Isabelle Bote, Owen Brandriss, Elena Cerveira, Kayla Cerveira, Samuel Culver, Samuel Dils, Caroline Flynn,
Letter: Support Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning Board
To the Editor: I encourage my fellow Williamstown voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8, and elect Stephanie Boyd to a five-year term to the Planning Board. I have come to know Ms. Boyd first through her work at Williams College as director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, and then through her serving on the
Letter: Mike Goodwin for Williamstown Planning Board
To the Editor: The Williamstown Planning Board is presently considering very important zoning issues that will impact our town's future for many years. It is very important that Mike Goodwin be elected to continue this work. To be effective, a planning board member must think creatively to solve problems. In addition, as a member
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