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Chamber Sees Increased Number of Employers at Annual Career Fair
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is hoping to connect those seeking jobs with employers seeking workers.   One tool is the annual career fair, which on Thursday saw an increased number of employers than in recent years.   "It's larger than we've had in the last three years,"
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'Eddie the Eagle': Doesn't Soar
I didn't mind too terribly the obviousness and predictability of director Dexter Fletcher's "Eddie the Eagle," a biopic about the underdog (and lone) British ski jumper who charmed everyone at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Rather, I let its goodwill and well-meaning parable about determination in the face of
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Should You Retire in 'Stages'?
For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to retire in stages. As its name suggests, retiring in stages typically involves reducing
Arrowhead Opens Baseball Exhibit on Friday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jeff Bagwell may be the best player of his generation not yet to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame. The career .297 hitter retired after 15 Major League seasons, all with the same club, in which he hit 449 home runs, earned a National League MVP trophy, garnered three Silver Slugger awards and was named the NL Rookie
The Independent Investor: Why Wall Street Is Worried About Trump
Normally, Wall Street loves GOP presidential candidates. Historically, Republican presidents have been good for business, tend to cut taxes, and slow the rate of government spending. So why does Donald Trump give them the willies? For starters, the investment community worries that Trump is an unpredictable wild card. Remember, that
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Williamstown Looking at Reverse 911 Notification
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A little more than an hour after Saturday night's attempted armed robbery on Cole Avenue, a text alert from Williams College warned members of its community, but the town does not have a reverse 911 system to alert townspeople about similar incidents. On Sunday, Police Chief Kyle Johnson said the idea of
Girls Lacrosse Youth Programs Offered
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two Pittsfield-based youth girls lacrosse programs are available for players in grades 3 and up this spring. Pittsfield’s Boys and Girls Club offers programs in two age groups: juniors (grades 3 to 6) and seniors (grades 7 and 8). New players are welcome and no experience is required.   The
Greylock Girls Win Travel League Title
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Greylock seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball team last weekend earned the South Division Championship in the Berkshire County travel league tournament. Greylock beat Lenox in the semifinals to earn a berth against Lee’s A squad in the title game. Madison Ross scored 16 points to lead Greylock
Lanesborough Elementary Sets Budget Public Hearing
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Elementary School Committee will present its proposed fiscal 2017 budget on March 22.   The public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the school and the committee will be presenting a budget that calls for a level-funded appropriation from the town.   Overall, the budget is increasing by
Great Barrington Attorney Announcing for State Senate
RICHMOND, Mass. — A local attorney has decided to run for the Democratic nomination for state Senate. Andrea Harrington plans to formally announce next Tuesday morning for the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden District seat being vacated by state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing. Adam Hinds of Pittsfield, executive director of the
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