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Secretary of State Candidate Amore Drums Up Support in Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Anthony Amore views elections as the "next great security challenge" and it is one he hopes to take on.   The Swampscott Republican is challenging longtime incumbent William Galvin for the post of secretary of state in the November election. Amore has a lengthy background in security —
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Northern Berkshire United Way Announces Campaign Goal
iBerkshires.com account representative Tyler Bissaillon of Adams became of the youngest board member in the history of the Northern Berkshire United Way when he was officially elected to the board on Friday. The other new board members are: William Blackmer of North Adams, a retired lieutenant/station commander with the Massachusetts
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Berkshire Education Task Force Developing Models for Collaboration
LEE, Mass. — The Berkshire County Education Task Force has completed its initial mission of determining options for local schools facing difficult economic and academic futures.    Now, it's hoping to offer pathways to school officials as they decide whether and how far to proceed toward the task force's solution
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Area Teams Earn Titles at Dalton Youth Soccer Tournament
DALTON, Mass. -- Teams from Dalton, North Adams, Pittsfield and Williamstown picked up titles at the 22nd annual Dalton CRA Just for Kicks Socccer Tournament on Sunday.   Fifty-five teams of boys and girls in various age groups converged on Nessacus Middle School and Wahconah Regional High School for two days of games starting on
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Parkington Standing Out on College Volleyball Team
Wahconah High graduate Emma Parkington is a two-time Rookie of the Week in the Empire 8 as a freshman on the Russell Sage College volleyball team this fall.   Parkington most recently earned the award on Sept. 24 after averaging 1.83 kills per set over 18 sets while hitting to a .310 percentage and recording a team-best 49 assists
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@theMarket: Will China Be Next?
After this week's trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, investors are waiting to see if China will now come to the table. What would it take for that to happen?   Mid-term elections could be the trigger. It wouldn't surprise me to see a deal before November — since the polls appear to favor the Democrats.
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Berkshire Bank Promotes One to First Vice President
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank has promoted Deanna Markham to first vice president/retail distribution manager. In her new position, Markham will maintain a strong leadership presence and community involvement as she remains local to the Berkshires, working from the company's Pittsfield office.   Markham has held
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Hinds Named Co-Chair of Committion on Public School Transportation
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds has been appointed to co-chair the Special Commission on Improving Efficiencies in Student Transportation by Senate President Karen E. Spilka.   "The method and formulas by which our public school districts are funded are flawed, and this impacts the budgets of all our schools,"
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'Fahrenheit 11/9': It's Worse Than you Think
Walk down almost any street USA and ask 10 people if they know who Mike Pence is. You'd be surprised how few do. But I betcha bunches of them know where Miley Cyrus is playing this Friday night. Such is the complacent folly of a citizenry entirely certain that the Founding Fathers put our democracy on automatic pilot. And therefore, no
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The Independent Investor: Estate Planning Is for All of Us
Here is a trick question. What did Aretha Franklin, Tupac Shakur, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln have in common? They are all famous people who died without a will.   In the case of the "Queen of Soul," she died in August leaving $80 million and according to Michigan state law, those assets should eventually
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