|Letter: Billstock Producer Thanks Community|
To the Editor:
I write to thank all of the talented performers, dedicated volunteers, and generous funders who made the fifth edition of the Billstock Music Festival such a great success.
This weekend, 12 local artists working in a variety of musical genres, from bluegrass to classic funk to punk, entertained over two hundred people
|March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Approximately 152,000 adults and children across the state have a developmental disability. In an effort to encourage positive thinking and proactive discussions about developmental disabilities, March was declared Developmental Disabilities Month in 1987.
Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, a nonprofit
|Fund for Williamstown Deadline is March 15|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — March 15 is the deadline to submit a letter of intent for 2015 applications for the Fund for Williamstown.
The fund invites letters that describe innovative projects and services that benefit residents of Williamstown and help create a vibrant community responsive to diverse needs and voices.
|Mount Greylock Presents Budget to Williamstown Fin Comm|
The Finance Committee expressed concern that Mount Greylock Regional School District was asking for enough money for programming.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District continues to make cuts to its proposed fiscal 2016 budget, but cutting much deeper will lead to a school
|A History of Organized Crime in the Berkshires|
The city has seen its share of arrests and convictions related to gambling and purported mob ties.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Over the past few decades, popular culture depictions in movies and television has helped elevate the idea that gambling rackets and mob crime are the sort of thing that
|@theMarket: Home on the Range|
New highs followed by some selling, then a little back and fill, before climbing to yet another new high. That's the environment we are in and it happens to be a great recipe for making money in the stock market.
The last few days are a great example of what I'm talking about. Last Friday, the Nasdaq finally breached the 5,000
|New Transportation Center Eyed To Help Veterans|
Mayor Daniel Bianchi, left, BRTA Administrator Bob Malnati, Soldier On President Gary Shepard and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal cut the ribbon on the new call center.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some 25,000 veterans are treated at Veterans Affairs medical center in Leeds but a lot of appointments aren't
|The Independent Investor: Rise of the Smoothie|
The global market for smoothies is projected to hit $9 billion this year. Driven by a new health-consciousness among consumers, today's on-the-go convenience of gulping down your vitamins and minerals is appealing to more and more of us. Expect that trend to continue.
From a niche market in America in the '90s, the industry here at
|Baker's $38B Budget for 2016 Raises School, City Aid|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled his first state budget on Wednesday, a $38 billion spending plan that give municipalities and schools more money while addressing a $768 million budget deficit.
Unrestricted local aid is being increased by 3.6 percent to $980 million; Chapter 70 education aid is being increased by
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