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The Retired Investor: Buy Now, Pay Later
By Bill Schmick,
04:19PM / Thursday, August 05, 2021
When does a loan, not feel like a loan? That is the idea behind one of the more exciting new concepts being floated by the financial technology community. It is an idea that is just catching on here in the U.S., but it could challenge traditional credit cards overtime.   Are you really going into debt when you buy something and pay it off in a set number of installments? Technically, yes, but it doesn't feel that way, especially if you are paying 0 percent interest on the installments. That's evidently what Square, a leading financial service, digital payments company believes when it announced this week it was acquiring Afterpay, an Australian-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)

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Baker Administration Mandates Vaccinations for Long-Term Care Staff
01:56PM / Wednesday, August 04, 2021
BOSTON — The state's implementing a vaccine mandate for long-term care staff beginning Sept. 1.    The announcement through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Wednesday follows a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases among vaccinated individuals, including breakthrough infections at a local nursing home in North Adams. The infections are suspected to be of the novel coronavirus's Delta variant, which is highly transmissible even among vaccinated individuals.    According to the Baker-Polito administration, fewer than three-quarters of the staff in 155 of the state's skilled nursing facilities were vaccinated.   The mandate affects all 378

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Feeding the hungry
by buddy 04:12PM / Friday, February 21, 2014

Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

Williamstown Youth Center Thanks Bedard Bros.
by Billsville 02:13PM / Friday, June 22, 2012
Bedard Brothers Chevrolet, through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program, has helped sponsor the Williamstown Youth Center's Soccer Program for the 2012 season. In addition to soccer equipment, this
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BHS Limits Visitations as COVID Cases Rise
11:05AM / Tuesday, August 03, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems is changing it visitation guidelines beginning Wednesday to one visitor per patient and requiring medical-grade masking within its facilities.   Berkshire County has seen a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases, suspected to be the Delta variant, and an increase in hospitalizations.    Some 60 new cases were reported over the weekend, and more than 100 since July 22 as well as two deaths. More than half the new cases in the past week are from North Adams Commons, where 30 residents and five staff members were found to be infected. Much higher numbers are being seen in the eastern part of the state.   "COVID-19 is

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Morrison Pitches Berkshire Thunder to Another BABL Win
iBerkshires.com Sports,
10:30AM / Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Seamus Morrison set a Berkshire Adult Baseball League record with his eighth win on the mound as the Berkshire Thunder topped Tunnel City Freight, 11-1, to improve to 10-2 this summer.   Morrison, Jake Barbarotta and Jesus Lay held Tunnel City to just one hit in the 35-year-old division win.   Kevin Robison went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, and Matt Marquis drove in three runs to lead the Thunder's offense.   Dalton Moneymakers 7, Greenridge Gremlins 6 Dalton took a 6-0 lead after four innings before the Gremlins rallied to cut the margin to two runs.   Kyle Heilbourne went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, including an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to push

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Williamstown Restaurant Plans to Reopen After Long Pandemic Closure
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:14AM / Tuesday, August 03, 2021

The eatery was closed for more than 18 months and, at one point, was put up for sale. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After nearly a year and a half, a popular Williamstown eatery plans to reopen its doors to the public this week.   David Rock, the owner of the Chef's Hat on Simonds Road (Route 7) in the northern part of town, said Monday that, pending a routine inspection from town officials, he hopes to be serving breakfast on Thursday at 8 a.m.   The restaurant, like much of the world for Bay Staters, shut down on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike many eateries, Chef's Hat was not able to develop an outdoor dining option last summer because of its

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Art Briefs: Music, Performances on Tap for August
04:16PM / Monday, August 02, 2021
'Celebration of Black Voices' Barrington Stage Company, as part of its Black Voices Matter initiative, is sponsoring "Celebration of Black Voices," a free five-day festival on Pittsfield's West Side, with free events celebrating the local Black community through artistic engagement.    The festival will take place in an outdoor pavilion at the Polish Community Club, Linden and Center streets, from Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 8. Seating is limited, and reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made here.    Community involvement is a key element to this weeklong event, and there are ample opportunities for everyone to participate

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Williamstown's Green River Trail Planned for Fall Completion
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:07AM / Sunday, August 01, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Hoosic River Watershed Association hopes this fall to complete a trail along the Green River that will link both portions of Linear Park.   HooRWA Executive Director Steve McMahon said last week that the group plans to welcome a group of college students from the Massachusetts Student Conservation Corps to cut the trail in September.   The plan is to continue a trail along the river's east bank that begins just below the parking lot at the Linear Park off Water Street. The trail will run north, more or less, along the river until it reaches the river crossing on Main Street (Route 2).   This summer, tree clearing was evident near the Main

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July 2021 Has Been Wettest Month in at least 130 Years
Staff Reports,
04:51PM / Saturday, July 31, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — If you thought that there has been more rain than usual this month, you aren't imagining things.   According to Jay Racela, environmental analysis lab supervisor and lecturer at Williams College, this July is the wettest month since record-keeping started 130 years ago.   More than 14 inches of rain has fallen in Williamstown at Hopkins Memorial Forest (Station 1), operated by Williams College as part of a network of instruments that provide data for teaching and research.    The previous monthly record was 13.7 inches, in October 2005. The long-term average rainfall for July is 4.2 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the

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@theMarket: Economy Grows Less Than Expected
By Bill Schmick,
05:42PM / Friday, July 30, 2021
The good news first. The economy grew by 6.5 percent in the second quarter, which was one of the best quarters in recent memory. The bad news: it was a big miss.   Economists were expecting an 8.4 percent rise, but the markets took it in stride. One explanation is that investors are well aware that the macroeconomic data is, at best, somewhat unreliable and prone to large revisions. It is not the government's fault. The pandemic and subsequent reopening of the economy has made gathering economic data difficult.   Another reason investors gave the miss a pass is that consumer spending, the biggest component of U.S. economic activity, exceeded expectations. A stronger than

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COVID Outbreak Hits North Adams Nursing Home; Health Officials Urge Vaccination
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:38PM / Friday, July 30, 2021
      NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Health officials are trying to determine if a significant outbreak of COVID-19 at a local nursing home is the highly transmissible Delta variant.    North Adams Commons reported three vaccinated residents with infections as of Friday morning. The total is now 20 residents and two staff members, said Lisa Gaudet, a spokesperson for Berkshire Healthcare that operates the nursing home. Only one of those is unvaccinated, she said.    The 119-bed skilled nursing facility is now closed to visitors and new admissions as health officials track down the source of the infection and determine if it's a variant. Gaudet said

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Clark Art, Images Present Norwegian Film Series
12:13PM / Friday, July 30, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Throughout August, the Clark Art Institute and Images Cinema present four Norwegian films in conjunction with the exhibition "Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway."    This virtual film series is free, and each film can be viewed online for a week.    "Astrup: Catching the Flame" (August 4–10) The series kicks off with "Catching the Flame" (Astrup: Flammen Over Jølster) (2019), directed by Pål Øie. The film tells the life story of Nikolai Astrup, one of Norway's greatest and most original painters. Growing up in a strict religious community, Astrup broke with his father, a Lutheran

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Williams' Kirshe, U.S. Rugby Team Eliminated from Medal Contention
Williams Sports Information,
11:10AM / Friday, July 30, 2021
TOKYO, Japan – Great Britain's women's rugby 7s jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead over the Team U.S.A. and never looked back in claiming a 21-12 win that eliminated Williams College alum Kristi Kirshe the Americans from medal contention.   Great Britain was tactically superior on the day with clever ball handling and swarming tackles.     Jasmine Joyce scored on a try just 38 seconds into the game with a quick burst of speed. The try was followed by a successful conversion by Holly Atchison and Great Britain went on top, 7-0.   The swarming Great Britain defense that pinned the USA inside its own 22 for long stretches in the first half resulted in

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