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@theMarket: It May Be That Time Again
For traders, the old adage to "Sell in May" is now upon us. Over the past 40-plus years this recommendation has worked over 70 percent of the time. Should you go with the statistics or ignore them? As regular readers know, the S&P 500 Index has already reached my target of 2,100. We did so over two weeks ago and until
BFAIR Meeting Shows How Far Services Have Come
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It was a different world when Doris and Aldo Sartori began raising three boys with developmental disabilities. Their second child, Dennis, was born with special needs in 1953. Twin boys, both with developmental impairments, came along 12 years later. "Services available to help a family with their
The Independent Investor: What Do Prince, You and a Will Have in Common?
What do Prince, you and a will have in common? The short answer is maybe nothing, unless, like so many of us, you still have not finalized such a document. If you haven't, get on the phone with a lawyer and get it done. The passing of Prince was a sad day, but even sadder is the fact that this week his sister just opened a probate case
True North Insurance Appoints Broker, Vice President
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Brian Drake has joined True North Insurance as an employee benefits broker and a vice vresident. "Brian brings over 14 years of experience and a passion for employee benefits to our team. He possesses the depth, agility, and integrity required today to guide employers through the complexities of insurance.
MCLA Signs Agreement with WNEU School of Law
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has signed a 3 + 3 articulation agreement with Western New England University School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree.   With this agreement, signed Tuesday by MCLA President James F. Birge, WNEU Provost
Williams College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College graduate Yue-Yi Hwa, class of 2011, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a doctorate in education at St. Catharine's College at Cambridge. Hwa is currently doing education policy research at the Penang Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After earning an masters in
MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show Submissions
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Gallery 51 is gathering images for “Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show,” which will open on Thursday, May 26, and run through Saturday, June 25. A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah,
Cal Ripken Opens Saturday in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The annual Cal Ripken Opening Day in Williamstown will be celebrated Saturday, April 30. The boys and girls of the Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball League will be marching through town to celebrate opening day, escorted by a color guard from American Legion Post 152, the WES marching band, Village Ambulance and
Williamstown Planning Board Nears Agreement on Waubeeka Overlay
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Planning Board on Thursday came close to approving a compromise amendment on the Waubeeka Overlay District proposal. At the latest in a series of meetings that started in September, the panel narrowed its areas of disagreement to one: whether a potential resort at the South Williamstown golf course is limited
'A Hologram for the King': Angst of a Salesman
Director Tom Tykwer's "A Hologram for the King," about a down-on-his-luck American businessman seeking to rectify his life through one big deal in Saudi Arabia, is the sort of film you enjoy while you're watching it, think about a little, and dismiss. The fleeting, two-pronged appeal comes thanks to the everyman charm Tom
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