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Berkshire Tidbits: Gather-In Celebration, Farmers Markets
This Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7, the Berkshire branch of the NAACP, with the lead sponsorship of Greylock Federal Credit Union, hosts the free annual Gather-In Festival in Rev. Willard & Rosemary Durant Park, formerly Pitt Park, on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield. Last year, the day was so hot and sunny. I even enjoyed getting my
The Independent Investor: Candidates & the Economy
As the GOP political convention winds down and the Democrat convention gears up, we continue to hear a steady stream of economic "one liners" from the candidates. We all know that fixing the economy is one of the major issues of this campaign but so far the candidates are long on words and short on specifics. "If I'm
BRPC Hears Update To 'Last Mile' Broadband Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Finishing out the so-called "last mile" of broadband connectivity will take a flexible approach, giving towns an array of options to connect, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative implementation liaison Bill Ennen.   Ennen was appointed in June at the same time Peter Larkin, former
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Great Music at Tanglewood, Manchester and Glimmerglass
Tanglewood enters its third week, and the highlights abound. Performances of music by great Classical, Romantic and 20th Century composers, i.e. Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Dvorák and Vaughn Williams, take center stage, featuring outstanding examples of chamber and orchestral music by these iconic masters. Why go? Add
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Investing: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life – and it certainly has lessons for investors. In
Panel Discussion, Film Screening Sheds Light On Heroin Epidemic
Congressman Richard Neal headed the effort to bring the screening to BCC. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County has seen 105 people so far this year taken to the hospital after overdosing.   That's on pace for more than 300 in a year.   Last year, there were 158, a sharp increase from the
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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Clark Solar Project
Conservation Commissioner Robert Hatton said routine maintenance needs to be done to keep the trails passable. Anyone interested in helping can contact Andrew Goff at Town Hall. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute has the go-ahead from the town to install a solar photovoltaic installation on its
Brien Center's Adult Day Health Program Provides Dignity, Respite
Susan Jusino, right, has been attending the Adult Day Health center since November. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A year ago, Susan Jusino was not in a good place. "I had been suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts because I started losing my vision five years ago, and it keeps getting worse and worse and
Lanesborough Bulldogs Bow Out of New England Regional
CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Lisbon, Maine, scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to put away a 10-2 win over the Lanesborough Bulldogs 12-year-old All-Stars on Monday at the Cal Ripken Baseball New England Regional.   “It was a great run for our boys, and it was a great experience,” Lanesborough coach Rick
Congressman Neal Hosts Heroin Documentary, Panel Discussion
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal is hosting a screening of the HBO documentary "Heroin: Cape Cod USA" at Berkshire Community College on Tuesday. Neal is joined in the event by Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer; North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright; Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas Bowler and Berkshire County District
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