|Berkshires Beat: Cheshire Celebrates Halloween|
Spooktacular: The Cheshire Elementary School PTG hosted its annual Halloween Dance Party on Friday, Oct. 21, in the school auditorium. DJ Bob Heck of Bob Heck Entertainment played music and games with the kids. The kids danced and played the night away.
The Hoosac Valley Cheerleaders came and volunteered their time to help run the game and
|Letter: David vs Goliath|
To the Editor:
My comments about the Massachusetts Senate race for our district: Berkshire, Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin).
I watched debates, read the articles, saw and heard local TV and radio appearances and have seen Facebook posts for both candidates. There are major differences between the two! Hurrah, a clear choice.
|Letter: Support Community Preservation Act|
To the Editor:
Becket passed the [Community Preservation Act] law in 2009. The projects that have been approved since passage are projects that otherwise would have been difficult for the town to fund in a timely manner. We passed the law after almost two years of public outreach and public hearings.
We have a 1.5 percent surcharge,
|'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back': Doesn't Quite Grab You|
It is what it is.
I contemplated saving approximately 805 words by simply having the above overworked phrase stand as my review of director Edward Zwick's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." However, despite its relatively appropriate description of this action-thriller starring Tom Cruise as the title maverick, fear of a random
|Main Street Hospitality Group Names Director of Marketing|
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Main Street Hospitality Group has named Norma Probst as the new director of marketing at Main Street Hospitality Group.
"Norma's marketing expertise and knowledge of Berkshire County, honed over two decades, will be instrumental in our continued success and growth," said Sarah Eustis, CEO.
|Acupuncture Society Honors Rep. Pignatelli|
BOSTON — State Representative William "Smitty" Pignatelli (D-Lenox) and the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts co-hosted a briefing in the State House on Thursday to help elected officials, staff and the public understand more about acupuncture and its ability to help patients deal with chronic pain,
|MCLA to Host Open House for Prospective Students|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the second of three fall open house events for high school and transfer students interested in applying for admission to attend MCLA for the spring of 2017 or the fall 2017 on Saturday, Oct. 29. Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Amsler Campus Center.
|BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Convocation|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College recently recognized the academic achievements of 103 students during an Honors Convocation Program.
Each honored student ranks in the top five percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.
Honored students (and
|Investors Should Avoid 'Great Expectations'|
Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals?
To begin with, you should be aware that the
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