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Investors Can Learn Much from Workers
Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. And there's a lot to celebrate, because our workers have accomplished great things and, in the process, demonstrated a variety of impressive character traits – many of which also can be useful to investors. For example: Perseverance: Have you ever read
State Senate Candidates Focus On Economics In 5th Debate
Adam Hinds cited his work with the U.N., Pittsfield Community Connection, and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition as showing he has the ability to bring parties together to tackle tough issues. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As director of the Pittsfield Community Connection Adam Hinds reeled in a $5 million grant to fight
North Adams Downtown Hosts Motorama This Weekend
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The 6th annual Motorama will roar back into the city on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 3.    Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is
Q&A With MCLA President James Birge
  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Originally called the North Adams Normal School, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was founded to train public school teachers.   True to that heritage, today's MCLA faculty members take seriously their role as educators. That is the message the college's 12th president
Local Author Unveils Real Magic on Mount Greylock
Ilvermorny's granite castle may be fictional, but there's a granite tower at the summit. ADAMS, Mass. — Local author Kristen Demeo has written "Shrouded in The Mist" to show kids the facts behind the fictional Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry located on the summit of Mount Greylock. When
MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board decided Monday to move ahead with plans to completely demolish the Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state's progress toward All Electronic Tolling along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike), the Tobin Bridge and Boston tunnels.
Senator Warren Holding Presentation on 'America's Agenda'
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be at Berkshire Community College on Saturday for a public forum on "America's Agenda." Based on the PowerPoint presentation she made at the Democratic Convention last month in Philadelphia, the senator will look at "how the playing field got tilted against
Women Team Up to Create Burial Gowns for Premature Babies
The gowns are lovingly and delicately hand-stitched.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jennifer Breen knows she’s one of the lucky ones. The North Adams attorney was able to take her son home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center, where he spent the first 10 weeks of his life after being
Race Honors Memory of Drury Gradís Mother
Drury High graduate Olivia Carlson talks to runners before Saturday's race. STAMFORD, Vt. — Among Olivia Carlson’s many memories of her mother are the times the family would participate in 5-kilometer charity road races. "Especially in the summers, we did 5Ks almost every weekend. I remember we would decide
@theMarket: Fedspeak Occupies A Dull Market
It is late summer and a time when the rumor mills work overtime. Financial news departments, confronted with a paucity of breaking news, are desperate to publish "informed opinions" and comments from any public or private sector big name they can find. This week a squad of Fed officials was happy to accommodate. Never mind that
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