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Berkshires Beat: Crafters Needed, Pittsfield Hydrants Being Flushed
Vendors are being sought for the popular Otis Craft Fair. Call for vendors: The Otis Library Summer Crafts and Country Fair seeks artists, craftsmen and other non-food vendors for their annual fair on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The fair is held on the lawn in front of the Otis Town Hall on
Biz Briefs: Berkshire United Way Celebrates Volunteers
Local leaders and award recipients gather following the Berkshire United Way Live United Community Celebration, incuding Perri Petricca, CEO of Petricca Industries; Kristine Hazzard, president & CEO Berkshire United Way; C. Jeffrey Cook, the Robert K Agar Jr. Volunteerism award recipient; Susan Driscoll, the JC Penney Employee
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@theMarket: Markets Hold on to Weekly Gains
It was a struggle, but the stock market indexes stubbornly refused to cave in despite some really horrendous earnings reports. A battle is being waged among bulls and bears right here, right now. Who will win? Remember last week when I reported that earnings have been revised down so low that it was practically impossible for most
Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues
One hundred and twenty-two pairs of shoes were laid out on the steps of City Hall, each one representing a case of child abuse per month in the Berkshires. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month.   And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others
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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled
A tragic dilemma confronts director Malcolm D. Lee's "Barbershop: The Next Cut," the fourth in the "Barbershop" film series if you count the spin-off, "Beauty Shop" (2005). While it is a heartfelt and generally successful attempt to lay bare and ponder solutions to the rampant murder rate in urban America (in
The Independent Investor: Leaving your Legacy
It may not seem so sometimes, but your children value your opinion. The older they get, the more importance they place on things like your ethics, moral teachings and values. That's why it is extremely important to leave a legacy after you are gone that your children can turn to when they need it. Leaving your legacy is an integral
Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders
Baby animals abound! They brighten our days as spring blows in and away and back!   Great Barrington Bagel Company & Deli, 777 South Main St. in Great Barrington, 413-528-9055,, now under the ownership of Bob and Karen Climo who bought the Jewish-style deli last year from its founders Judy and Marvin Lieberman,
The Right Mower Can Make Lawn Care a Pushover
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mowing a lawn isn't always something people look forward to. But there are many ways to make the job easier and more effective to provide a lush look that will make your neighbors green with envy. Kevin Stengl, marketing manager at Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor, said one of his best tips for a more efficient
Soccer Domain Academy Squads Host Four Games at BCC
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The second weekend of the season saw a mixture of results for Soccer Domain Academy teams as they went 1-2-2 in a weekend that included four home games.   It was a glorious day for soccer in the Berkshires with four SDA teams scheduled home games at Berkshire Community College and one visiting GPS Metro
Local Investors Purchase Berkshire Eagle, Three Vermont Newspapers
Fredric Rutberg said he first thought of the idea two years ago after hearing a lecturer say 'citizenship requires a town square.' For him, The Eagle is the Berkshires' 'town square.' PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle and three Vermont papers have been sold to a Stockbridge-based group of
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