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SVMC Health Blog: Good News, Gone Bad
One day several years ago, a national news broadcast reporter covered a scientific study that revealed the beneficial components of chocolate. "It's good for your heart," she proclaimed. "Eat more chocolate." The 90-second news broadcast oversimplified the findings, and so did every other news source reporting the
Baseball Exhibit to Go Up at Country Club of Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- “Baseball in the Berkshires: A County’s Common Bond” will continue its 2016 season later this month at the Country Club of Pittsfield. The historic exhibition that traces the game from its earliest beginnings through the career of contemporary local collegians was created last year and had its initial
Berkshires Beat: Save Stockbridge Bowl Campaign Nears Goal
Close to the goal: The Stockbridge Bowl Association expects to complete its $2.8 million Save Stockbridge Bowl capital campaign in 2016, as the organization celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding in 1946. The SBA has raised more than $2.4 million of the estimated $2.8 million cost to pay for Phase 2 of the Town of Stockbridge
Biz Briefs: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Wins TV Award
SVMC patient John Kasper and Orion Howard, MD, pose with the 2015 Telly Award. 'Telly' It Like It Is: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, with its agency Jennings, have received a 2015 Telly Award for its Partnership is Powerful Medicine campaign video featuring cancer patient John Kasper. In the video, John, an auto
Barrett Contributing on Two Sports at Westfield State
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- After helping the Westfield State women’s basketball team earn a MASCAC Championship this winter, Mount Greylock graduate and Owls freshman Lucy Barrett switched gears to lacrosse.   And Barrett has not missed a beat.   She scored two goals on Saturday as Westfield State defeated Framingham,
@theMarket: It May Be That Time Again
For traders, the old adage to "Sell in May" is now upon us. Over the past 40-plus years this recommendation has worked over 70 percent of the time. Should you go with the statistics or ignore them? As regular readers know, the S&P 500 Index has already reached my target of 2,100. We did so over two weeks ago and until
BFAIR Meeting Shows How Far Services Have Come
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — It was a different world when Doris and Aldo Sartori began raising three boys with developmental disabilities. Their second child, Dennis, was born with special needs in 1953. Twin boys, both with developmental impairments, came along 12 years later. "Services available to help a family with their
The Independent Investor: What Do Prince, You and a Will Have in Common?
What do Prince, you and a will have in common? The short answer is maybe nothing, unless, like so many of us, you still have not finalized such a document. If you haven't, get on the phone with a lawyer and get it done. The passing of Prince was a sad day, but even sadder is the fact that this week his sister just opened a probate case
MCLA Signs Agreement with WNEU School of Law
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has signed a 3 + 3 articulation agreement with Western New England University School of Law to establish a joint program leading to a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree.   With this agreement, signed Tuesday by MCLA President James F. Birge, WNEU Provost
Montessori School Kicks Off $2.95 Million 'Go Beyond' Capital Campaign
LENOX, Mass. — The Montessori School of the Berkshires, a school that serves toddlers through grade 8 in Lenox Dale, has launched a $2.95 million capital campaign called “Go Beyond.” The campaign kick-off, which took place at a school-wide event on April 15, is part of the school’s 10th anniversary celebration. The
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