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How to Become a Long-term Investor
Submitted by Edward Jones,
11:17AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2019

It's a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in "safe" vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, are they really helping themselves?

Here's the bottom line: If you're going to make progress toward your long-term goals, you have to become a long-term investor. But how?

To begin with, you need to understand that long-term investing involves accepting inevitable short-term price swings. You may not like seeing those sharp price drops, but it will help your outlook greatly if


Waubeeka Pro Tiele to Compete in Senior Pro National
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
05:24AM / Tuesday, October 01, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Most days from April to October, you can find Erik Tiele greeting golfers and answering the phone with his club’s signature phrase, “It’s a beautiful day at Waubeeka,” in South Williamstown.   This week, Tiele hopes to have some beautiful days in the Southwest.   Tiele, the head professional at Waubeeka Golf Links, departed Monday for Austin, Texas, site of this week’s 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship.   He won the right to compete in a playoff at the Northeastern New York Sectional Championship in July at the Edison Club in Rexford, N.Y.   This week marks Tiele’s first appearance in a national


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

Adams Man Charged With Murder In Columbus Avenue Shooting
02:50PM / Monday, September 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Adams man has been charged in the murder of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri of Yonkers, N.Y.   Tyler Sumner, 25, was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder on Monday.   He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.   Sumner was arrested in Adams on Saturday by Pittsfield Police, with assistance from Adams Police and North Adams Police. The charge is in connection with the Aug. 25 shooting on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield that killed Olivieri.   Olivieri, a native of Pittsfield, suffered a single gunshot wound while sitting in a silver sedan near the intersection of Columbus and


Williams Men's Golf Wins NESCAC Fall Qualifier
08:21PM / Sunday, September 29, 2019
WAYLAND, Mass. -- The Williams College men's golf team started Sunday at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier with a three-stroke lead over second-place Amherst. After a hard-fought round, the Ephs emerged victorious by two shots over Tufts after at Sandy Burr Country Club.   Will Kannegeiser led the Ephs again today with another under-par round. Kannegeiser started his round well again, birdieing holes 2, 3, and 7. After a string of pars, the senior ran into trouble, making bogeys on holes 13, 15, and 16. A birdie on the short par-five 17th and a par on the par-four 18th hole secured the 71 (-1) and the individual victory. Senior captain Sam Goldenring shot 73 (+1) to finish in second-place


Volunteers Needed for Williamstown Habitat House
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:29AM / Sunday, September 29, 2019

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Around a dozen volunteers were continuing the process of raising walls Friday morning on the first of two new houses being built by Habitat for Humanity in Williamstown — the organization's first home in five years.

But more volunteers are always needed.

The home under construction is at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street. Habitat officials hope the first home, on the Cole Avenue side of the lot, will be framed out before the winter weather sets in.

Volunteers on Friday were working on the third wall, and work was scheduled to be done soon on cutting the curb on Cole Avenue to allow for the driveway to be situated.

Ground was broken on the


HiLo North Adams Welcomes Comedy Night to the Region
By Rick Duteau, iBerkshires Correspondent
07:07PM / Saturday, September 28, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — We enjoyed a live comedy show in North Adams on Thursday night.   HiLo North Adams entertained a near-capacity audience on Thursday night for its inaugural Comedy Night, headlined by comedian Monroe Martin.    The venue at Canal and Union streets opened just a few weeks ago to bring a local home for live music and nightlife entertainment, and Comedy Night is another extension of that vision.   Both audiences and performers alike were unsure what to expect of one another, and yet almost immediately the atmosphere felt comfortable and exciting in a way that suggested this was anything but the first time this was happening there. The feel of the


Williams Women's Soccer Edges Amherst
05:46PM / Saturday, September 28, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Alison Lu scored in the 70th minute to break a 1-1 tie and send the Williams College women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Amherst on Saturday afternoon.   Mikayla Kappes scored in the first half to give Ephs a lead, but the 24th-ranked Mammoths responded midway through the second half.   Whitney Lincoln had four saves for Williams (4-2-1, 3-2 NESCAC), which hosts Connecticut College on Sunday at noon on Cole Field.   Men's Soccer WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Ignacio Cubeddu scored midway through the first half for the only goal Amherst needed in a 2-0 win over Williams.   Michael Davis made three saves for the Ephs (3-3-1, 2-2), who host Conn


@theMarkets: Markets Muddle Through
By Bill Schmick,
04:17PM / Friday, September 27, 2019
As we close this quarter, investors are having a hard time deciding what the stock market’s next move will be. Since the future appears murky right now, equities are trapped in a tight trading range. Will we break out? And, if so, in which direction?   For the bulls, we are tantalizingly close to breaking out to all-time highs, but every time we do, something happens to spoil the parade. The bears, on the other hand, believe the markets are fraught with risk and should be sold. Both sides have a good case, but that decision is going to be made elsewhere, specifically, in Washington, D.C.   You would have to be marooned on a desert island not to know the events that have


Berkshires Beat: CATA, Mass Audubon Collaborate on Art Exhibit at Wildlife Sanctuary
03:45PM / Friday, September 27, 2019
'Forces of Nature'

Community Access to the Arts and Mass Audubon present "Forces of Nature," an exhibit of paintings and drawings by CATA artists with disabilities inspired by the wildlife and natural landscape of the Berkshires. The exhibit is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between CATA and Mass Audubon, where CATA artists worked with educators and naturalists from Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore connections between art and nature.

The exhibit opens Oct. 3 with a free, public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the historic barn at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. "Forces of Nature" runs through Oct. 31 31 in the barn at Mass


Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative Unveils Mobile Health Unit
02:21PM / Friday, September 27, 2019

CHP CEO Lia Spiliotes and the new Mobile Health Unit.

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative, a MassHealth Accountable Care Organization Partnership Plan, has launched a new state-of-the-art Mobile Health Unit (MHU) that will travel throughout Berkshire County, increasing outreach and bringing healthcare directly to patients.

The Berkshire Fallon Mobile Health Unit will be staffed by Community Health Programs' medical and operations staff during its visits to various Berkshire locations.

"One of the advantages of the ACO model of care is that we are afforded the flexibility to be creative in addressing the needs of the populations we serve.


Fall Foliage Festival Begins With Friday Night Movie
01:58PM / Friday, September 27, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 64th annual Fall Foliage Festival kicks off in North Adams on Friday, Sept. 27. This year’s theme is "There's No Place Like Home ... in the Berkshires," a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the film "The Wizard of Oz."

The following is a schedule of events taking place during the Fall Foliage Festival, beginning Friday, Sept. 27, and concluding with the 64th annual Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, Oct. 6. For more information on any of the events, call 413-664-6180 or visit the website.


Friday, Sept. 27

* Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park Presents "The Wizard of Oz" at Colegrove Park, North Church


Mount Greylock School Committee Rejects Fields Bid, Reposts
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:01AM / Friday, September 27, 2019
  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee decided Thursday night not to take a leap of faith.   By a vote of 6-1, the committee rejected the low bid submitted for an athletic fields project after the price tag came in far higher than the committee expected when it authorized a request for proposals in May.   On Monday, the subcommittee steering the fields project — acting on the advice of the district's consultant, Traverse Landscape Architect — believed that the district had an option to extend the bidding process and engage all three qualified bidders in a discussion about value engineering options to reduce the project's


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