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Don't Overlook Long-term Care Costs
How much money will you need in retirement? To arrive at an estimate, you should consider various factors, such as where you'll live, how much you plan to travel, and so on. Not surprisingly, you'll also need to think about health care costs, which almost always rise during retirement. But there's one area you might overlook:
Letter: Question 2 Contrary to the Commonwealth
To the Editor: Charter schools are an expensive proposition in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with no oversight from our locally elected officials.  This year over $400 million will be diverted from local school districts to fund these privately managed schools. The broad coalition that has organized against this misguided
MCLA to Host 2nd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The second annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center. "This annual event will bring natural history home to the Berkshires,"
Kennedy Rallies Berkshire Dems For Final Election Push
Those in attendance gathered for a quick group photo before heading back to work on the campaign efforts for Democratic candidates. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a lot of frustration with politics, especially on the national level, shown throughout this campaign season. While local Democrats say they understand it, they
New Ashford Celebrates Restoration of Historic Schoolhouse
Funds to build the structure were approved by town meeting in 1791. It did duty as a school, town hall and library for many years. NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — It took a village to save the town's 1792 Schoolhouse. Along with some elbow grease and thousands in donations. The village came together on Saturday morning to
Biz Briefs: Canyon Ranch Unveils Luxury Residences in Lenox
Luxury living: Canyon Ranch has launched Canyon Ranch Residences at Bellefontaine, a collection of exquisitely-designed condominiums at its 120-acre Lenox. location. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Great Barrington, Mass., agents Gladys Montgomery and Marc Bachman will serve as the exclusive sales and marketing agents for the
Clark Art Receives Gift of Allan Sekula's Private Library
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's library recently received an important gift of the 15,000-volume personal collection of artist Allan Sekula. Art historian and professor Sally Stein made the gift of the Allan Sekula Library to the Clark in memory of her husband Allan Sekula (1951–2013). The collection is
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Awards $769,000 in Fall Grants Cycle
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation have announced the recipients of the third round of grantmaking for 2016. The foundation distributed a total of $50,134 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves and grants totaling nearly $720,000 from donors with
Berkshires Beat: Cheshire Celebrates Halloween
Spooktacular: The Cheshire Elementary School PTG hosted its annual Halloween Dance Party on Friday, Oct. 21, in the school auditorium. DJ Bob Heck of Bob Heck Entertainment played music and games with the kids. The kids danced and played the night away. The Hoosac Valley Cheerleaders came and volunteered their time to help run the game and
Quinto Wins Junior Golf Event at Waubeeka
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Under cloudy skies and cool fall temperatures, Kevin Quinto of Pittsfield High School Saturday won the American Junior Golf Association qualifier at Waubeeka Golf Links.   Quinto carded an even par 71 with three birdies and three bogeys.   South Windsor, Conn.’s, Jared Walter was
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