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Biz Briefs: MountainOne Bringing All Services Together in Downtown North Adams
All together now MountainOne Insurance is relocating from 26 Union St. in North Adams to downtown North Adams, adjacent to its Main Street headquarters location, in June 2019.  Additionally, MountainOne Insurance will also relocate its Employee Benefits division, along with its partners from OneDigital, from 795 Main St. in
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Take a Closer Look at Myths Surrounding 529 Plans
If you want to help pay for your children's college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room and board. Yet, you may have heard some things about 529 plans
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Williamstown OKs Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Eighty-six percent of voters at town meeting Tuesday approved an unamended version of the zoning bylaw amendment crafted by the Planning Board to allow construction of new accessory dwelling units in town.   By a margin of 205-32, members of the meeting approved the bylaw amendment, which will allow
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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army Arlington National Cemetery is the nation's first federal military cemetery. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Memorial Day is being celebrated Monday, May 27. It is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and -women. It
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Mount Greylock Building Issues to Be Addressed this Summer
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Work at the new Mount Greylock Regional School will continue through the summer months, the School Committee learned last week.   During a brief early evening open session on Wednesday, Superintendent Kimberley Grady told the committee that the middle-high school will again be an "active work
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Letter: 2019 Zoning Articles Are a Step Forward for Williamstown's Future
To the Editor: It is the role of the Planning Board to envision and plan for our town's future. That means they inevitably must grapple with questions of change: proposing adjustments to zoning bylaws to facilitate goals we want, while avoiding those harmful to us. It almost goes without saying that when the Planning Board is doing its
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Letter: Another look at Williamstown Warrant Article 33
To the Editor: The Planning Board has been working hard to expand housing options in Williamstown. This is an important issue and one I fully support, but perhaps it has been working a little too hard. Last year's housing proposal didn't even make it to town meeting before it was stopped by citizens who raised a number of valid
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Museum Extends 'Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion'
da Vinci continues "Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion" at the Berkshire Museum has been extended through September 8 due to popular demand. Since opening on Feb. 9, the exhibit as driven increased visitor volume, drawing nearly 50 percent more visits this winter and spring than during the same period in 2018. The exhibition,
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Filmmaking Workshops Offered for Youths
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative and Berkshire Community College are offering summer filmmaking workshops for youths and teens. A filmmaking intensive for 15- to 19-year-olds will be held June 24-June 28 and one of 11- to 14-year-olds will be held July 8-12. These week long workshops will meet daily from 10
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Zoning Bylaw Likely to Engender Debate at Williamstown Town Meeting
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Tuesday's annual town meeting could finally put the rest a debate that has been simmering in town politics for two years.   Articles 32 and 33 on the meeting warrant are amendments to the town's zoning bylaws that would free up more residents to add dwelling units to their residential
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