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40th Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon in the Books
LENOX, Mass. -- The team from Allen Heights Veterinary Sunday won the 40th Great Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, 21 seconds.   With Josh Lipka on the bicycle, Tom Keefe and Ben Pigot in the canoe and Steve Monsulick handling the running, Allen Heights clocked in nearly nine minutes ahead of
@theMarket: Much Ado About Nothing
It has been a volatile week in the markets. The averages have rocketed up and down by a percent or more as traders bet for and against a Fed move on interest rates next week. Does it matter? If you aren't tired after more than two years of reading what the Fed may or may not do, you have the patience of Job. Whether an interest rate
Concerns Raised With MassPike Tolling Plan
State Rep.  Tricia Farley-Bouvier said she has concerns about the 30-cent fee-per-gantry that drivers will be charged if they do not have a transponder. LENOX, Mass. — For 17 years, residents in the Berkshires could take the turnpike for six exits before having to pay anything. For many, there was little need to get
Trendsetter Winners Named at Celebrate the Berkshires Event
LENOX, Mass. — Seven individuals and organizations were feted on Thursday night as the this year's Berkshire Trendsetters. The awards were presented at the sixth annual Celebrate the Berkshires event at Tanglewood before a crowd of more than 300 with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, as master of ceremonies. The
Paul Reiser Headlines Fairview Hospital's 2016 Gala
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Actor, comedian, writer and producer Paul Reiser will headline the Fairview Hospital 2016 Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.   A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having
The Independent Investor: Woman Need to Invest More
We all know women generally make less than men. On average, female workers make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job. If you are a woman of color, or work in some lower paid industries, the gap could be even wider. It is one of the reasons women need to invest and save more, not less. That may sound counter-intuitive.
'Sully': Down to Earth Ace
Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever, and
Want to Retire Early? Start Planning Now
The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that age. But what if you don't want to wait until 63 or so? Can you afford to retire early? Possibly – if you follow these suggestions: Research the costs involved:
MassDOT Sets Lenox Hearing on Toll Rates
LENOX, Mass. — The state Department of Transportation is holding hearings this week on the proposed new gantry prices for all-electronic tolling. The only hearing in the Berkshires will be held Thursday at District 1 Headquarters at 270 Main St. at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the hearings, written comments will be accepted for two
Biz Briefs: Senior Crimestoppers Boosted by Berkshire Bank
Stopping crime: Berkshire Bank have joined CRA Partners and is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program. CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that guarantees banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turn-key Senior
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