|The Independent Investor: Why Free Trade Has a Bad Rep|
The Establishment — Economists, politicians of both parties, Wall Street and Corporate America — are horrified. One of the linchpins of capitalism has suddenly come under attack. The growing anger over free trade is threatening more than 30 years of trade deals with the rest of the world. It was a disaster waiting to happen and we
|Maple Grove Civic Club Holding State Senator Candidate Forum|
ADAMS, Mass. — The Maple Grove Civic Club will host a "meet the candidates" forum this weekend at the PNA on Victory Street.
State Senate candidates Andrea Harrington of Richmond and Adams Hinds of Pittsfield are expected to attend the civic club on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m.
Both candidates are campaigning for the
|Superior Court Briefs: March 15 - March 17|
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, March 15.
Carlton Harley Jr., 44, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
He was ordered to serve 18 months at the Berkshire County House of Correction. He will begin the sentence on March
|Family Support Highlighted at 16th Berkshire Legislative Breakfast|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In front of a room filled with people who understood only too well, Jean Simmons shared the very personal story of raising her son, now 27, who was born with a condition that causes excess fluid to build up in the brain.
"He requires 24-7 care and supervision, and he lives at home with myself and his
|BRPC Supports Efforts to Designate 'Bicycle Route 7' Through Berkshires|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Long-distance cyclists may soon be directed to bike through the Berkshires.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials are developing a massive highway system designation throughout the country for long-distance bicyclists to map out routes. What is eyed as US Bicycle Route 7 would connect
|Porchlight VNA Opening Pittsfield Office|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Porchlight VNA/Home Care is expanding its footprint with a new South Street office.
The company will open the office in leased space on April 1. The move is part of the company's strategic effort to better serve all of Berkshire County.
"People always associate Lee VNA (the
|Is Your 'Financial Umbrella' in Place?|
April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month.
While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.
Consider these key areas:
|Berkshire Tidbits: Introductions to Cheese, Maple Dining|
Matthew Rubiner of Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers is offering cheese workshops geared for children.
Classes and cheese pairing seminars continue at Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers this month.
Owner and presenter Matthew Rubiner has, wisely, divided his popular — FREE — kids' cheese tasting
|Adams Outdoorsmen For Youth Celebrate 40 Years|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Outdoorsmen for Youth celebrated 40 years of supporting youth events and scholarships throughout the region at their annual game dinner last week.
More than 300 people trailed into the Eagles Hall on a recent Saturday night to chow down on delicacies one most likely would not be able to find in the local
|Zonta Club Award Applications Available|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Applications for the 2016 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Berkshire County.
The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer
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