|Baker, Polito Sign Compacts With 17 South County Towns|
Lenox Board of Selectman Ed Lane signs the compact with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — It started with the six Southern Berkshire school districts.
School officials were looking at the cost of operating each district while noticing student population dropping. They realized they
|Baker Cheers, Challenges BArT Charter Students|
ADAMS, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday congratulated the students of Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School on their accomplishments and challenged them to keep building for their futures.
"If we work it right, if we work hard and work smart and make good decisions, you wake up when you're 59
|Berkshire Tidbits: Christmas Goodies, Year's End Events|
Charles H. Baldwin & Sons
Has Extracts Galore & Plenty More
Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5; Christmas Eve, 9 to 3; reopens Monday, Dec. 28
When you are on tiny Center Street in tiny West Stockbridge, you cannot miss noticing that Charles H. Baldwin & Sons, aka Baldwin's Extracts, is really dressed for Christmas. Even
|Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 15|
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Kevin Fowler, 45, of Rocky Hill, Conn. pleaded guilty to 11 counts of larceny over $250, 11 counts of uttering, and 11 counts of forgery.
He was ordered to serve two to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Fowler
|The Independent Investor: How Rising Interest Rates Will Change Your Life|
It's official: Wednesday afternoon the Federal Reserve bank hiked the short-term interest rate, called the Fed Funds rate, for the first time in 9 1/2 years. It is the beginning of a new financial era for all of us and it behooves you to understand its implications.
Let me first assuage any concerns you may have that this single 0.25
|'Trumbo': Write and Wrong|
Both fortunately and unfortunately, movies about bigotry and fearmongering in America always seem to be timely and appropriate. Hence, while director Jay Roach's engaging, wittily realized biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo isn't especially artistic or cutting edge, it's dutiful, ultimately patriotic meditations in
|Holiday Spending Can Help Teach Children About Money|
During this holiday season, you likely will be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management.
Here are a few ideas for doing just that:
* Stick to a budget. Tell your children you have set aside a certain amount of money for gifts and holiday
|Berkshire Tidbits: Berkshires Featured on Barefoot Contessa|
The Barefoot Contessa Episode
Featuring Berkshire Food Shops
Saturday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m.; Monday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.
Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey, came to the Berkshires with friends. They shopped, they filmed and the Barefoot Holiday episode that aired starting this past weekend.
|@theMarket: Where Oil Goes, So Goes the Market|
Stocks had a tough week. All averages are now negative for the year once again and will continue to go lower until oil finds a bottom or the market disconnects from energy prices. The problem with that scenario is that no one knows if and when that will occur.
The price of crude is down 14 percent since December 1 and 35 percent since May.
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