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Williamstown Selectmen Consider Procedure for Resolutions
Deb Turnbull swears in Joe Finnegan Monday after the Board of Selectmen appointed him to the Community Preservation Committee. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Selectman Jeffrey Thomas has clarified his objection to a resolution that came before the Board of Selectmen last month and suggested a procedure to deal with similar
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@theMarket: Much Ado About Nothing
It has been a volatile week in the markets. The averages have rocketed up and down by a percent or more as traders bet for and against a Fed move on interest rates next week. Does it matter? If you aren't tired after more than two years of reading what the Fed may or may not do, you have the patience of Job. Whether an interest rate
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Concerns Raised With MassPike Tolling Plan
State Rep.  Tricia Farley-Bouvier said she has concerns about the 30-cent fee-per-gantry that drivers will be charged if they do not have a transponder. LENOX, Mass. — For 17 years, residents in the Berkshires could take the turnpike for six exits before having to pay anything. For many, there was little need to get
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Trendsetter Winners Named at Celebrate the Berkshires Event
LENOX, Mass. — Seven individuals and organizations were feted on Thursday night as the this year's Berkshire Trendsetters. The awards were presented at the sixth annual Celebrate the Berkshires event at Tanglewood before a crowd of more than 300 with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, as master of ceremonies. The
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Williams College to Award Bicentennial Medals at Convocation
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College Bicentennial Medals will be presented at Fall Convocation on Saturday, Sept. 17, to Convocation Speaker Maxine A. Burkett, Class of 1998, and four other accomplished alumni. President Adam Falk and College Council co-presidents seniors Michelle Baland Caitlin Buckley will welcome the Class of
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Williamstown Restoring Spruces Property's Lions
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — When the town acquired the former Spruces Mobile Home Park, it got more than just the 100-plus acres of land.   It also got the lions.   The two sculptured sentries who guarded the entrance to the former mobile home park, which opened in 1954, have become something of a Williamstown
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The Independent Investor: Woman Need to Invest More
We all know women generally make less than men. On average, female workers make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job. If you are a woman of color, or work in some lower paid industries, the gap could be even wider. It is one of the reasons women need to invest and save more, not less. That may sound counter-intuitive.
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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace
Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever, and
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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront Climate Change
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College Museum of Art is working with the international art collective Ghana ThinkTank to bring climate change solutions from Indonesia and Morocco — two countries already grappling with the devastating affects of climate change — to Williams College. This year-long project flips the power
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Want to Retire Early? Start Planning Now
The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that age. But what if you don't want to wait until 63 or so? Can you afford to retire early? Possibly – if you follow these suggestions: Research the costs involved:
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