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The Retired Investor: The Fed's Key Inflation Gauge
By Bill Schmick,
03:42PM / Thursday, October 21, 2021
Inflation is worrying investors. Every new data point seems to be heightening their anxiety. Oil and other commodities are raging higher. The rate of wage increases is also climbing, but the most important variable the Fed is watching is about to move higher.   Housing and/or home ownership is one of the most important components of the U.S. economy. However, housing prices per se are not included in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Instead, the CPI measures the cost of shelter, which is broken down between actual rents paid and the Owners' Equivalent Rent or OER.   OER is the amount of rent that would need to be paid in order to substitute a currently owned house as a rental

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BBPW announces 2021 Scholarship recipients
12:12PM / Thursday, October 21, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Business & Professional Women (BBPW) announced the recipients of its annual Career Advancement Scholarship Program.   After receiving a record number of applications for the 2021 program, BBPW awarded total of $20,000 in scholarships to 20 local women.   This year's scholarship recipients include: Denise Andre, Monica Bernal, Libby Boissy, Alyssa Dunham, Brittany Durand, Diana El Hariri Saie, Ashley Brooke Fox, Nicole Haas, Tara Jones-Nutting, Johanna Lenski, Erin Merrigan, Patricia Molina, Jennifer Parker, Doreen Perullo, Lisa Polidoro, Nataliia Riva, Joanna Nicole Rivera, Kristen Sparhawk, Laura Tubbs, and Jennifer

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Pittsfield Speedskating Club Welcome New Members
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09:38AM / Thursday, October 21, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Pittsfield Parks Speed Skating Club will begin skating Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Melville Street.   Beginners, people interested in good exercise and those interested in racing will join people of all ages for this fun activity.   The club offers a free trial session. Then, you have the option to pay as you go for $25 a session for adults and $15 for children under  18.   Seasonal  memberships are  $350 adults, $150 children and $500 for families.    Skate rentals are available.   New skaters will be required to make a reservation by calling Arthur Milano at 413-441-2691. Boys and Girls

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SVHC Announces DAISY Award Winner
02:29PM / Wednesday, October 20, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Seline Skoug, RN, of the Emergency Department, was the September recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).   Skoug was nominated by a fellow nurse colleague from the Women's and Children's Department for her role in making a patient more comfortable.   The nomination read:   "A patient arrived to the Emergency Department (ED) reporting abdominal pain, not aware that she was pregnant and in labor. The patient was afraid, overwhelmed, and alone with no support person available. Seline met the patient in the ED and accompanied her to Women's and Children's, while creating a bond

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Williamstown Police Sergeant Wants Disciplinary Hearing Made Public
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:51PM / Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town Thursday will hold a disciplinary hearing against a police sergeant who has filed a discrimination complaint against the town with the commonwealth.   The attorney for Sgt. Scott McGowan on Wednesday announced that McGowan has filed a new complaint against the town with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, alleging that he was placed on administrative leave last winter as retaliation for allegations he raised in a 2019 MCAD complaint and subsequent federal lawsuit against the town, the former town manager and the former police chief.   The town, meanwhile, has scheduled a disciplinary hearing for McGowan for Thursday.

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SVHC Announces First DAISY Team Award
04:25PM / Tuesday, October 19, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Renal Dialysis team at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), was the recipient of the DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses in September.    This was the first time SVMC has honored a team with a DAISY award.   "Renal nurses see their patients three times a week and so have an opportunity to make an extraordinary impact," said Pamela Duchene, SVHC's chief nursing officer and vice president for Patient Care Services. "The Renal nurses at SVMC translate every bit of that time into quality interactions. That makes a big positive difference in the lives of their

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2021
12:40PM / Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Halloween this year means extra precautions because of the novel coronavirus and towns are weighing safe ways for trick-or-treaters to celebrate the spooky holiday. This may mean community events, limited trick or treating or cancelations. Check back as the holiday approaches for what your town is doing. 

If you are going door to door, remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood. Some special precautions to prevent COVID-19 transmission include wearing a cloth mask instead of a costume mask, reducing physical contact between people as much as possible, handing out candy with minimal or no contact such as in small bags

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Paul Mark Announces Run for State Senate
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
05:14PM / Monday, October 18, 2021

Mark is endorsed by his House colleagues John Barrett III, left, Smitty Pignatelli and Tricia Farley-Bouvier. With his district being eliminated, Mark would have had to take on Barrett next election to stay in the House PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Paul Mark made official his run for the state Senate next year representing Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden District on Monday afternoon.   The 2nd Berkshire state representative had been expected to make a bid for the seat — the current senator, Adam Hinds, is running for lieutenant governor and Mark's own House district in Berkshire and Franklin is about to disappear in redistricting.    Mark made the the

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Williams College Museum of Art to Begin Design Phase for New Building
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:50PM / Monday, October 18, 2021

The site of the old Williams Inn will be WCMA's new location. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College Museum of Art has been in the queue for a new building for years as the college has dramatically revamped its campus over the past two decades.    Now the nearly 100-year-old museum is finally getting its turn at a new facility.   The Board of Trustees vote at its last meeting to enter the design phase marks a significant step forward in relocating the museum from the 1846 Lawrence Hall. The trustees two years ago voted to site any new building at the now vacant lot where the old Williams Inn once stood.    "We have been doing really

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MFBF Names Sunderland Cat Barn Cat of the Year
12:07PM / Monday, October 18, 2021
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — The Farm Bureau Federation named Thomas Farm & Dairy's Sophie-Jane as Barn Cat of the year.   “Sophie-Jane exhibited the qualities of an excellent barn cat," said MFBF Promotion and Education Chair Meg Gennings. “Not only does she keep rodents and birds out of the barn at Thomas Farm and Dairy but she also is extremely affectionate and an excellent napper. Those qualities are what make barn cats popular."    Sophie-Jane was adopted through Dakin Humane Society's barn cat program, which pairs cats who are either too feisty or too shy to live in traditional homes with working barns. These cats are spayed or neutered,

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Clark Art: Living With Les Lalanne
10:34AM / Monday, October 18, 2021
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Saturday, Oct. 23, in conjunction with the special exhibition "Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed," the Clark Art Institute welcomes Edith Dicconson, Senior Director at Kasmin Gallery and designer Brian McCarthy, to share their personal experiences of their work with the artistic duo and of their long relationship with artist Claude Lalanne.    Through private recollections, the two will explore the many ways in which collectors across the globe live with coveted works by Les Lalanne and will offer a glimpse into the world created by the pair in their home and studio in Ury, France.    Kathleen Morris,

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Oct. 20 Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Vanessa Britto of Brown University
08:57AM / Monday, October 18, 2021
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson—a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show—will feature Brown University’s Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto, MD, on its October 20 program.    The show will air at 12 p.m. She will share the university’s pioneering role as one of the first institutions to mandate COVID vaccines for students and staff.   The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at

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