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The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are Strangling Us
Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has sounded the alarm on what he sees as the number one threat to American businesses — rising health care costs. His advice is that we better do something and do it quickly.   While Congress bickers over how to repeal and replace Obamacare, there is still a large
Three Williams Seniors Win Oxford Fellowships
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three Williams College seniors have won fellowships for two years of post-graduate study at Oxford University. Allison Holle and Gordon Wilford have won the Donovan-Moody Memorial Fellowship for study at Exeter College at Oxford. Jeffrey Sload has won the Martin-Wilson Fellowship for study at Worcester College
Maintaining Your Current Sign Offers Many Benefits
Dust and clutter begins to take over as we hibernate for winter, waiting for the highly anticipated weather of spring and summer to provide a fresh start through the ritual of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is not only for emptying garages and raking lawns, but it is also the perfect time to spruce up your business's sign. By
Williamstown ZBA Denies Hotel Bid for Lehovec Property
A rendering of the hotel proposed for the Lehovec property. The ZBA on Thursday denied the special permits for the project. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A divided Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday ruled against four applications for special permits that would have allowed the development of a 77-room, three-story hotel at
Clothing Sale, Now a Decade Old, Set for Saturday, May 20
Volunteers of all ages help make the clothing sale successful. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fresh off being named the "Best Annual Consignment Sale" in the Berkshires, the annual Williamstown Elementary School PTO clothing sale will be held Saturday, May, 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The
Health Officials Talk Substance Abuse From Jail to Recovery
Alan Bianchi said the Berkshire County sheriff's office focuses on helping the 'whole' person to prepare inmates for life outside of the jail. The hope is the inmate won't end up back in the Berkshire County House of Correction in the future. DALTON, Mass. — Where does the system fail from the time an
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Williamstown Recognizes Outstanding Citizens at Town Meeting
Town Moderator Adam Filson reads the citation honoring Linda Conway. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — As nearly 300 residents gathered Tuesday evening to do their civic duty, they heard about three individuals who have gone above and beyond for the community.   Kelly Galusha, Linda Conway and David Rempell each were
Is Your Portfolio 'Healthy'?
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you'll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of "fitness" to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio? And to help
Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Zoning Bylaw for Pot
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — By an overwhelming majority, voters at the annual town meeting on Tuesday approved zoning bylaw changes that create a regulatory framework for recreational marijuana businesses in town.   But it was clear that the option of banning retail pot is still very much on the table.   After a
Baker, Polito Highlight Broadband Expansion in West Stockbridge
Lt. Gov. Polito greets MBI Chairman Peter Larkin in West Stockbridge. WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Jim and Jennifer Hallock took ownership of the Shaker Mill Tavern Family Smoke House almost a year ago. They envisioned more of a family restaurant than the bar operations of the previous owners and even built out a
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