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Investors Taking Advantage of the Real Estate Market
I've been reading recently of the very significant volume of residential purchasing being done by hedge funds and investors in general and, while we live in a democratic capitalist society, it troubles me. Here we are just four years out from the devastating effects of the derivatives scandals and excesses and once more big money is
Goodwill Donation Truck to Be at the Milne Library
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Milne Library will join Goodwill Industries as a donation site every second and third Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning April 13, the big white truck will begin taking donations from the parking lot of the library. Through donations, volunteering, recycling initiatives and sales at
NARH Closure Taking Toll on Community
Supporter pick up lawn signs to support the hospital at the American Legion on Tuesday. A meeting is planned each week at 5 to update former employees and the community on efforts to restore services. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The hope of swiftly reopening at least the Emergency Department at North Adams Regional
Lanesborough Digs Into Police, Fire, Highway Budgets
The Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee met with department heads for more than three hours Tuesday night to discuss the budget. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town department heads of four of the most expensive budget sectors justified their proposed increases Monday night. Police, Fire, Highway and
Forum, Resource Fair to Focus on Hospital Closure
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Community and service groups will come together on Friday to find ways to help those left jobless and without medical services with the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's monthly meeting in the morning will focus on how local professionals can support the
Capeless: Heroin Creating 'Public Health Crisis'
District Attorney David Capeless called a press conference Tuesday to both shed light on the situation but also show what resources are out there. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In just the first few months of 2014, five Berkshire residents have died from suspected heroin overdoses. District Attorney David Capeless
Leave Your Job, Leave Your Retirement Plan?
When you leave a job – whether due to layoff or for any reason – you are often faced with a decision about your 401(k) or other retirement plans. Over time, you may be in the same position as many other employees who have accumulated substantial balances in these employer plans that are designed for tax-advantaged retirement
MCLA Theater Students Produce 'Angels in America'
Senior theater students Joshua Lapierre, left, and Erik Dabrowski rehearse the MCLA production of 'Angels in America.' NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Fine and Performing Arts department presents Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Angels in
Mount Greylock Alum Jaffe Returns to Perform Benefit Concert
Ben Jaffe, seen here with bandmate Suzanne Santo, is a 2003 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, where he is returning to play a benefit concert on April 11. (Courtesy photo) WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — They are words that many can relate to. "I miss my friends, my old school
Bankruptcy Court Makes Emergency Services A Priority
Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association rally outside the federal courthouse in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge agreed on Monday that reopening emergency services in North Berkshire was a priority. There is a question, however, on where those services could be
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