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Facilitator, Transaction Broker Agent or Unrepresented?
Real estate practice varies considerably from state to state. Anyone who has moved from another state and purchased in this region understands this. Besides those "roles" as we will call them, some states in our region have also adopted or are actively considering adopting designated agency, limited agency, and broker agency. As
State Auditor Says Oversight is Key To Public Trust
Suzannne Bump is advocating for oversight money be coupled with the funding for any state program. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Auditor Suzanne Bump says accountability isn't owning up to mistakes, but rather stopping mistakes before they happen. The Great Barrington resident spoke at the Berkshire Chamber of
Mount Greylock Sends Feasibility Study Request to Towns
Chairwoman Carolyn Greene said the MSBA suggested speaking with Lanesborough officials about how enrollment figures were projected. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday approved $850,000 for a feasibility study of the middle and high school. The Massachusetts School
Williamstown Selectman Presses Board's Role in Project Review
Selectman David Rempell is stepping down at the end of his term. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A second veteran selectman announced his intention to step down after his term ends this year. David Rempell, who has served on the board for three terms, said he had "a four-hour speech prepared for another
Daniel Pearl Scholarship Information Available
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Applications are available for the 12th annual Daniel Pearl Berkshire Scholarship. The $1,000 award is given in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and killed in Pakistan early in 2002. Pearl earlier worked in the Berkshires at the former North Adams Transcript and at The Berkshire
SU71 Questions Lanesborough's Withdrawal Process
Dan Caplinger questioned Lanesborough's exploration of leaving the union without discussing it with the union first. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Williamstown members of Superintendency Union 71 are questioning why the Lanesborough School Committee began exploring the disbanding of the union without presenting
Vermont Tasting Room Will Offer Green Mountain Goods
John Armstrong and Peter Hopkins are two principals in Hoppy Valley Organics. The new company is opening a tasting and retail center in the Hillside House. POWNAL, Vt. — A 1,300 square-foot section of the Hillside House is being transformed into a tasting center for beer, wine, cheese and other specialty
Superintendent, Public Defend Superintendency Union 71
Rich Cohen presented an array of research showing that the town is better served with the union than without it. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Superintendent Rose Ellis and residents defended the Superintendency Union 71 agreement Monday, countering arguments that the town would be better served by another
Artists' Work on Exhibit at North Adams Spitzer Center
Above Barbara Dolle's oil painting of a bear and decorated tree; left, painting teacher Betty Antonio has been working with the Spitzer group for three years. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It takes patience, passion and perseverance to create a masterpiece. And some of Betty
A Bold Idea for Your Portfolio
The next time you meet with your financial adviser, you may want to discuss new ways to manage your portfolio. For instance, one increasingly popular option among individual investors is managed accounts. A way to tap into resources traditionally reserved for the very largest investors such as pension funds, endowments and high-net-worth
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