|The Independent Investor: The Student Loan Crisis|
Student loans have now become the second-largest pile of consumer borrowing, after home mortgages. What's worse, it is the fastest growing slice of American household debt and shows no sign of slowing down.
Young Americans are going to college in droves. At the same time, the costs of higher education are at
|Town of Lee Awarded $4.9M to Support Eagle Mills Redevelopment|
Great to start the day #InTheBerkshires with @repsmitty+ @adamghinds to announce a $4.9 million #MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to the Town of Lee to upgrade water lines and support residential and commercial development. #WMass https://t.co/bAZHhpF7Lt pic.twitter.com/2ZLLF8iIyD
— Karyn Polito (@MassLtGov) October 18,
|Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals|
To the Editor:
I work at Fairview Hospital as a critical care nurse. I have been with Berkshire Health Systems for 22 years and a registered nurse for 13 of those. I oppose Question 1.
In a small community hospital, we have the ability to utilize on another to accommodate our patients' needs. For example, The CCU may have three
|Letter: Experience Matters in District Attorney|
To the Editor:
Few are those who come to public service with selfless motivation. These are the rare breed for whom the power that comes with responsibility is not intoxicating, but sobering. Career public servants put the community's well-being before their personal ambitions and spend their time protecting others; they become experts
|New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Nisar Ahmad, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematologist oncologist, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and the physician staff of Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.
Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology
|Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's Race|
Despite Knight and Harrington both being considered the more progressive candidates in the field, Knight is opting to support Caccaviello instead of Harrington.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be.
Knight, who finished
|Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards|
The Red Lion Inn is partnering with with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest loyalty program for independent hotels in the United States. Guests at The Red Lion Inn are now able to earn points toward free nights at more than 150 independent hotels across the country. And Stash members can earn and redeem points to stay at one
|Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for October|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during October.
The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Otis and Shelburne for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11
|Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for Election Day|
The last day to register to vote or to change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 Massachusetts state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The offices of town and city clerks will be open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday for citizens to register to vote. You can also register online or check your whether you are registered to vote
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