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Act Today to Avoid Financial Regrets Tomorrow
“Regrets? I’ve had a few.” – Frank Sinatra. Mr. Sinatra, one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he was also familiar with remorse. He’s not alone, of course. We all deal with regrets – and financial ones are among the most troublesome. Here are the leading
Mass Amateur Field Down to 32
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jake Shuman is human after all.   But the Duke University junior is still better than most mere mortals.   One day after blistering Taconic Golf Club with a course-record 64, Shuman carded a 4-over-par round of 75 on Tuesday to to finish tied for first place at the conclusion of stroke play at
Biz Briefs: Three Berkshire Nonprofits Honored, Rotary Inductees
Good job: Three nonprofit organizations from the Berkshires were among the 30 nonprofits honored at the State House for Nonprofit Awareness Day, presented by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and Citizens Bank, on June 27. The highlight of the annual celebration, the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, were presented to seven nonprofit
Berkshires Beat: McCann Brings Home Medals, Bus Changes, Boats and Photos Sought
Excellent skills: McCann Technical School has announced the medalists of the National SkillsUSA Championship held in Louisville, Ky., during the week of June 20-24. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all state gold winners, competed hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. The
Northern Berkshire United Way Names New Executive Director
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way Board of Directors has named Christa Collier as its new executive director. Collier replaces interim director, Gerald Desmarais, who took over at the end of June. Desmarais took the temporary post after the resignation offormer NBUW Executive Director Joseph McGovern, who in June
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Miss Hallís School Announces Headís List, Honor Roll
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall’s School has announced 40 local students among the 112 girls schoolwide named to the Head’s List and Honor Roll for the second semester, which ended June 1. For Head’s List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point
Williamstown Selectmen Begin Process to Evaluate Town Manager
Chef Rachid Kourda tells the board about plans for the Fitch Grill in Main Street's Colonial Plaza. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday discussed how it plans to evaluate its first-year town manager.   The board hired Jason Hoch a little more than a year ago to replace retiring Town
Competitive Course Record Set in Mass Am at Taconic Golf Club
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.  — It didn’t take long for memories to be made and records to be broken at the 108th Massachusetts Amateur Championship.   During round one of the Massachusetts Golf Association’s marquee amateur event, Jake Shuman (Blue Hill CC) fired a competitive course record score of 7-under par 64 to
To Go Solar Or Not To Go Solar?
The Question On Many Berkshire Homeowners' Minds In a highly unexpected move, the federal government pre-emptively extended the 30 percent investment tax credit for installing a solar PV (photovoltaic) system. This enticing credit was actually due to expire at the end of this year but is now available to homeowners through the end of
Grant Helps College Students Bring Science to Kids
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The college students are teaching the kids, but in the end, the kids end up teaching their teachers, too. Entering the third year of a four-year grant, undergraduates from MCLA and Williams College have worked with both elementary teachers and college science professors to develop inquiry-based units of
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