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Put a Trusted 'Quarterback' on Your Financial Team
Submitted by Edward Jones,
12:17PM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On Feb. 4, the eyes of most of the country – and much of the rest of the world – will be on Minneapolis, site of the most-watched football game in the United States. As a fan, you can admire the way quarterbacks in the Big Game direct their teams. But as an investor, you can learn something from the big game by putting together your own team to help you achieve your financial goals – and you may find it helpful to have your own "quarterback."

Who should be on your team? Your financial strategy will involve investments, taxes and estate planning, so you will likely need a financial advisor, a tax professional and an attorney. Ideally, your financial advisor


Health Matters: Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It
11:54AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1930s decreased U.S. infection deaths by 73 percent in the first 15 years. Antibiotics have enabled complicated surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, care for premature babies, organ transplants and more. As a result, many claim that antibiotics are the most important medical advance of the 20th century.

What's troubling about antibiotics is that scientists are discovering fewer antibiotics than ever, and those we have are losing their effect. Bacteria and other microorganisms, which cause infections and disease, use several ways to impede antibiotic action and thus become "resistant" to the antibiotic. They can change themselves by


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

Williamstown Town Election Nomination Papers Available Thursday
10:30AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Nomination papers for elected offices in the town of Williamstown  will be available on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the town clerk's office.   Offices on the May 8 annual town election ballot will be one selectman's seat for a three-year term, two Elementary School Committee members for a term to expire June 30, 2018, one library trustee for a three-year term, one Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional (McCann) School Committee member for a three-year term, and one Planning Board member for a five-year term.    Candidates seeking to run for office must go to the town clerk's office in Town Hall to receive nomination papers. Completed


Mount Greylock Transition Committee Defines Process for Superintendent Search
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:16AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A subcommittee is meeting this Wednesday morning to hash out language to be placed in the posting for a new superintendent of schools.    Steven Miller, Carolyn Greene and Joe Bergeron were charged last week to also develop a slate of names to recommend to the full committee so it can name the Search Committee early next month.   The Mount Greylock Regional School Transition Committee empowered the ad hoc subcommittee of its members to develop the district's advertisement for the position and, if no members ask for a meeting to consider the language, to post that advertisement as soon as possible.and voted to establish a seven-person search


Mount Greylock Gets Use of its Gymnasium
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:03AM / Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One of two new scoreboards located on each sided of the gym.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When first-time visitors stepped into Mount Greylock Regional School's renovated gymnasium Monday morning, it was hard not to look up — at the new scoreboards, the pristine light-reflecting white walls, the giant fans that will better circulate the air, the windows at the east end that were preserved as part of the renovation.   Mount Greylock Principal Mary MacDonald was looking down.   "Are those sneakers?" she asks a physical education student about to head onto the floor for an informal shootaround.   Confirming that they're not, she asks the

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Berkshires Beat: Sports Teams Donate Blankets to Cancer Center
12:52PM / Monday, January 29, 2018
Losing Is Not An Option

Staff from Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and the founders of the LINAO grassroots fundraising movement, accepted a donation of more than 20 handmade blankets from the Castleton University softball and men's soccer teams on Jan. 9. The blankets will be given to patients undergoing treatment at the Cancer Center.

The blankets were given in honor of John Werner, who coached both the Castleton University softball and men’s soccer teams and who founded the LINAO movement. LINAO stands for "Losing Is Not An Option." It was a motto that Werner adopted to encourage strength in his battle


BRPC Wants to Know How Towns Spend Chapter 90 Funds
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:13AM / Monday, January 29, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One of the first things Gov. Charlie Baker did on taking office in 2014 was release an additional $100 million in money for cities and towns to repair roads.   But towns in the Berkshires didn't use the money that spring. In fact, total spending on Chapter 90 allocations dropped to the lowest spending level in the last five years. Baker's announcement had come halfway through the fiscal year and was hailed by local officials.    The following year, spending peaked locally at $10 million but that was still less than what the state sent to Berkshire towns. The rest of it went into city and town's bank accounts. In the last five years, 75

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Jackson Leads CYC Boys Past Greylock
02:21PM / Sunday, January 28, 2018
Keon Jackson scored 12 points to lead the CYC seventh- and eighth-grade travel boys basketball team to a 45-39 win over Greylock on Saturday.   Mello Southard and Tymair Scott each scored nine points for CYC, which jumped out to a 32-17 lead at half-time.   "We were able to regroup and put a nice run together in the third to outscore them 18-3 to tie the game at 35," Greylock coach Rick Paris said. "But in the fourth, we missed six of seven from the line ... So we absolutely lost this one at the line.   "Hats off to the CYC boys. They played a physical tough game and just converted there free-throws today, making 10 of 16."   Chase Doyle scored


County Alums Posting Solid Indoor Track Times Sports,
01:58PM / Sunday, January 28, 2018
Berkshire County was well represented at Saturday’s Massasoit Classic indoor track and field meet at Springfield College.   Trinity College sophomore Weyessa “Ace” McAlister (Monument Mountain) won the mile run, clocking a time of 4 minutes, 33.52 seconds, to win by more than two seconds. Earlier this month, he opened the 2018 with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Embry-Riddle University 2018 Indoor-Outdoor Challenge in Florida.   Springfield College’s and Taconic High School’s own Courtney Luscier won the 60-meter dash in a time 7.87 seconds.   Two more Taconic alumni were busy representing UMass Boston at this weekend’s


Amherst Women's Hockey Tops Williams
08:57PM / Saturday, January 27, 2018
AMHERST, Mass. -- Alex Toupal's hat trick Saturday led the Amherst women's hockey team to a 5-3 win over Williams.   Abby Brustad scored one goal and assisted on another for Williams (9-6-5, 3-5-4).   Marissa Anderson stopped 26 shots for the Ephs, who host Trinity on Friday.   Men's Hockey WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Connecticut College scored a power play goal in the 58th minute to earn a 3-2 win over Williams.   The Ephs (10-8, 6-6 NESCAC) got a pair of goals from David Italiano and 15 saves from Stephen Morrissey.   Williams goes to Trinity on Friday.


Massachusetts Libraries Say State Budget Stacked Against Them
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:31AM / Saturday, January 27, 2018

Board of Library Commissioners Mary Kronholm, left, and Jan Resnick say level funding is forcing operations to eat into programming, training and support for public libraries.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A decade ago, the state's libraries were urging legislators to provide them the funding support they needed to serve their communities large and small.    Not much has changed since then.    The Board of Library Commissioners is asking for a $2 million increase over this year; the governor's budget is giving it $175,000 instead.   "The ask is a 3 percent increase ... we have operated on less than a 1 percent increase over the last eight


@theMarket: Bulls Barrel Through Another Week
By Bill Schmick,
05:21PM / Friday, January 26, 2018
Better quarterly earnings trumped concerns of a declining greenback this week sending all the U.S. stock averages to yet more record highs. There appears to be no end in sight for this continued "melt-up" in the markets.   Over in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum. For the most part, it was a classic display of "Trumpisms"— MAGA, unfair trading partners, historic stock market.  His "ain't American grand again, thanks to me" message failed to impress most of his foreign audience although his supporters were ecstatic over his speech. But whether you love him, or hate him, "The


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