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Williamstown Community Preservation Panel Finalizes Warrant Articles
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Community Preservation Committee on Tuesday approved the warrant articles it recommends for approval at May's annual town meeting. The CPC is recommending the town fund six new requests with funds generated from the Community Preservation Act surcharge on local property taxes. Since adopting the CPA
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The Independent Investor: Long-Term Care Insurance Should Be on Your Agenda
As Baby Boomers grow into their 60s, the possibility that at some point soon you may need long-term care becomes a real possibility. Since that kind of care can cost $250 a day or more, depending on where you live, it makes sense to at least consider buying insurance. For those of us who are 65 or older, the odds are that at least 70
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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': The World is Too Much with Them
Remember when you were little and the kids on the block would argue who was greater, Batman or Superman? The ragamuffins on Dewey Street were evenly divided, pretty much the way they were between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Frankly, it was a no-brainer to me. The Yanks had The Mick, and, while Batman had all sorts of gadgetry, Superman had
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Williamstown Finance Committee Advises Mount Greylock on Debt Repayment
Town Manager Jason Hoch addresses the Finance Committee. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee on Wednesday voted to recommend that the Mount Greylock School Committee aggressively pay down debt on the addition/renovation project at the junior-senior high school. At its annual meeting to review all town meeting
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Williams Softball Sweeps Tufts
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Senior Tayler Donze went 5-for-7 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs as the Williams College softball team swept a double-header at Tufts on Wednesday, 6-4 and 6-5. The Ephs, 4-0 since returning home from their Florida spring trip, improved to 12-3 overall. Tufts, playing their home and New England
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Mount Greylock to Amend School Budget to Add Building Project
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee will be asking for a budget amendment at town meeting to include the capital costs of the new high school.   The School Committee presented and approved a budget, which is increased by about $413,000, earlier this month. But that did not include the debt
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Berkshire Taconic Grant Deadlines Approaching
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Deadlines are approaching for Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's second round of  competitive grants in 2016. Covering the period from April through June, the spring cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students, schools and community members. For nonprofits, the Wassermann-Streit
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Which IRA Is Better for Younger Workers?
If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it. But even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for – their eventual retirement. And since you’ve got many years until you do retire, you’ve got a lot of options to consider – one of which is
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Williamstown School Committee Sends Budget Back to Fin Comm
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School Committee on Tuesday night signed off on a $6.6 million fiscal 2017 budget. The spending plan is the culmination of weeks of hearings and meetings both at the School Committee and town Finance Committee level. It is the second budget approved by the School Committee this
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Williamstown Housing Committee Shifting Focus
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — With nearly 100 units of income-sensitive housing in various stages of development in town, the Affordable Housing Committee wants to focus on the broader issue of addressing the town's complete housing needs. Chairman Van Ellet appeared before the Board of Selectmen on Monday to tell them the committee is
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