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Williams Bookstore is Williamstown's New 'Hangout'
The view up Spring Street from just outside the new Williams Bookstore. The Chamber of Commerce will have preview on Thursday night. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The new Williams Bookstore was built with an eye toward drawing college students to the south end of Spring Street.   And non-students are very much part
BMC Nurses Take Second Step Toward Strike
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have taken the second step toward a strike.   The Massachusetts Nursing Association filed a notification to end the existing agreement. The contract currently in place prohibits a strike and while the contract had an expiration date of September 2016, the duration
Williamstown Prudential Committee Moves Forward on Land Acquisition
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The committee that oversees the town's fire district voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to enter into a purchase and sales agreement for a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope to build a new fire station.   Prudential Committee Chairman John Notsley told his colleagues that the
Thrilling Music at Tanglewood, Music Mountain and Sevenars
With the arrival of August, we are at the height of the classical music festival season. Programs this week at Tanglewood offer a diverse and intriguing mix of symphonic music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. The prodigious pianist Garrick Ohlsson has a busy week in store: He will perform Chopin's two piano concertos on successive
Diversify Your Investments But Consolidate Your Providers
You have probably heard that diversification is a key to investment success. So, you might think that if diversifying your investments is a good idea, it might also be wise to diversify your investment providers – after all, aren't two (or more) heads better than one? Before we look at that issue, let's consider the first
Biz Briefs: Zogics Awarded Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit
Working out: For the second year in a row, Berkshire-based Zogics has received certification for its worksite wellness program from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This certification allows Zogics to claim a $10,000 Wellness Tax Credit for tax year 2017. The Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive program gives
Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing Represents Opportunity For Berkshires
CEO Shawn Kinney explained what the company does, touching on the challenges and the strengths of being located in the Berkshires. LEE, Mass. — Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing has a unique niche that has tremendous growth potential. The owners are now hoping others will follow their lead and develop a
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Williamstown Fire District Again Looks to Purchase Lehovec Property
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Fire District is headed to Round 3 on its attempts to purchase a Main Street parcel on which to build a new fire station.   The three-person Prudential Committee, which governs the district, has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at which the committee is expected to
Ryan Leads Berkshire Adult Baseball League Team to Win
Pat Ryan homered and drove in seven runs recently as the Adams Aces scored 21 wins to win over the Outlaws and clinch first place in the regular season in the 35-year-old division of the Berkshire Adult Baseball League.   Matt Witek threw a complete game for the Aces, who improved to 12-1 this season.   Jamie Zdon,
Mount Greylock Grad Wins Iron Division at Pedal & Plod
ADAMS, Mass. -- If competitive high school cycling was a thing in this neck of the woods, Evan Arthur might have found the sport sooner.   And he probably would have done quite well for himself.   Instead, all he did in four years at Mount Greylock was help continue the school’s runs of eight straight Western
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