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Big Y Hiring Spree
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — On Tuesday June 29, Big Y will hold their first ever company wide "monstrous hiring" event at over 75 locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut.    According to a press release, Big Y are simplifying their application process. Every store plus the distribution center will hold
Governor Pushing for Two-Month Sales Tax Holiday
BOSTON — The governor is proposing a two-month-long sales tax holiday this year as a way to support local economies and that would put an estimated $900 million back into residents' pockets.    A sales tax holiday is already on the books for Aug. 14-16, a weekend of tax relief in August that's now a law in the
BCC Offers GED and HiSET Testing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College offers General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exams, allowing students to earn a Massachusetts High School Equivalency diploma.   The BCC Testing Center also offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, allowing students to earn
Casey Throws No-Hitter in BABL
LEE, Mass. -- Rich Casey threw a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Housatonic River Monsters to a 12-1 win over the Devils last week in Berkshire Adult Baseball League action.   Casey struck out six and walked four. Ben Snow, Tom Duffin and Nick Pow each had a pair of hits for the River Monsters. Pow drove in four runs, and Jake
Bidwell House Museum Reopens
MONTEREY, Mass. — The Bidwell House Museum announced the reopening of the Bidwell House Museum on July 17.    After keeping the house closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Museum will welcome visitors back to the 18th century manse for guided tours of the architecture and
Vermont Fish & Wildlife: Pollinators in Peril
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Many of Vermont's pollinator species are in peril, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department would like to share a few simple suggestions to greatly benefit our essential pollinator species.   "The majority of our flowering plants need pollinators in order to produce seeds," said Vermont
Even 'singles' need estate plans
If you don't have a spouse or children, you might think you don't need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.   In evaluating
Berkshire Money Management Promotes COO
DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management promoted Natalie Wheeler to Chief Operating Officer   Natalie Wheeler, who joined the firm at the very beginning of 2020 as Operations Manager, is now the Chief Operating Officer (COO).   "As experienced as she was, I didn’t have a position for Natalie when
Great Barrington's First Quarter Tax Bills Will Be Mailed by June 30
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. Town property owners can watch for their first quarter FY22 real estate tax bills in early July, with payments due by Aug. 2.   These bills will be mailed by June 30 and include payment stubs for both the first and second quarter FY22 taxes. Second quarter bills are due Nov. 1, but can be paid early if
Monday Forecast: Severe T-Storms, Damaging Winds
Thunderstorms expected over central New York this afternoon are now expected to impact Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont.    The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., has issued an alert for most of Western New England for the risk of severe thunderstorms starting later Monday afternoon and into the
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