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Habitat for Humanity Explains Plan for Williamstown Lot
Paul Austin of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity addresses the trustees of Williamstown's Affordable Housing Trust on Wednesday. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity plans to build three single-family home on a town-owned lot at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple
Solid Waste District to Undergo Review
ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management is applying for state technical assistance grant to help it find more ways to obtain more funds.    Although no official vote was taken Thursday because of a lack of quorum, commissioners present agreed it would be a good idea to apply for a grant that would
Ice Safety Tips From MEMA
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The cold weather often means it is time to get out on the lake for some ice fishing, or skating, or any number of outdoor recreational activities. But, before someone goes out on the ice, they should familiarize themselves with safety precautions because falling through the ice could be deadly. According to the
@theMarket: Here Comes Santa
With less than two weeks until Santa Claus shimmies down your chimney, investors are betting that what the Big Man has in his sack is lots and lots of gains to finish out 2017.   Now some might say that the signing of a massive tax cut is all the present investors need. After all, despite the rhetoric, we all know that the
'The Disaster Artist': No Soap, Radio
Director James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" reminded me of a non-joke that popularly circulated when I was a kid. It goes like this: Two elephants are in a bathtub and, when one says to the other, "Pass the soap," the other elephant informs, "No soap, radio."   You tell it and then you laugh,
The Independent Investor: Should You Roll Your 401(k) Into an IRA?
Some retiring workers roll their 401(k) tax-deferred savings account into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). There are good reasons to do so. But for those who are not retiring, the decision is not so clear cut. Here are some pros and cons to ponder.   In my neighborhood, for example, a local company with more than 300
New Associate Joins Donovan O’Connor & Dodig
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Kelsey Bain has joined Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, as an associate.   Bain received both her J.D. and Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School in 2017. While at Vermont Law School she worked as a Dean’s Fellow and an editor on Law Review. She has been published in the
Four Guardian Employees Honored with Volunteer Recognition Award
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America honored four Pittsfield Office employees with the Volunteer Recognition Award during a Nov. 13 ceremony at which grants were presented to the four area nonprofit organizations for which the employees volunteer their time and energy. The annual award presentation
English Professor Named First Williams-Mystic Faculty Fellow
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A new program that allows Williams College faculty to spend a semester at the Williams-Mystic program in Mystic, Conn., will begin in spring 2018 with Shawn Rosenheim, professor of English, as the first resident faculty fellow. As the faculty fellow, Rosenheim will reside at the Mystic campus, participate in
Greylock 7th- and 8th-Grade Boys Hang on for Win
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Derek Paris hit a free throw with seven seconds left to secure a 39-36 win for the Greylock seventh- and eighth-grade travel basketball team on Thursday.   Parish finished with a team-high 17 points in Greylock's win over Bennington, Vt.'s., Mount Anthony. Dylan Harrison hit a pair of 3-pointers to
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