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McCann Tech Welding Grads Hope to Spark New Careers
Nick Lannan looks over his certificate of completion at Wednesday's graduation event.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Certificates of completion were awarded Wednesday to the dedicated graduates of McCann Technical School's evening welding course, part of a workforce development program to train for manufacturing
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The Independent Investor: Only The Rich Are Saving
Last quarter, the  percent age of Americans' personal savings rate stood at 5.9  percent of their disposable income, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis'. Given that number had fallen to as low as 1.9 percent in 2005, that's a large improvement. But who is saving and who is not is the real question to
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Health Screenings Save Time for Busy Moms
  Dr. Malcolm Paine Women lead busy lives. Many function in multiple roles in caring for their families every day including chauffeur, chief executive, banker, scheduler, professional organizer and cook.  When you’re a mom, taking care of yourself can seem like a extravagant luxury. But visiting your
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Weight Lifting Event Raises Money for Cancer Awareness
ADAMS, Mass. - This past weekend marked the inaugural Balls Out Bash Push Pull Powerlifting Meet to Benefit Barballs, Inc., and its mission to help our communities battle cancer.   With the support of our community, Iron Bred Strength and the sport of powerlifting, Barballs, Inc., was able to raise
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Berkshire Special Olympians Compete in Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Hundreds of athletes from throughout Berkshire County converged at Monument Mountain Regional High School on Wednesday for the 38th annual Berkshire Area Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.   Participants competed in running, throwing and jumping events, thrilling to their own accomplishments
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Smart Investing Can Help You Race Toward Your Goals
It's Kentucky Derby time again. Even if you're not much of a horse racing fan, you might appreciate all the Derby's pageantry – the mint juleps, the women's beautiful hats, the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home," and so on. But if you look beyond the hoopla, you'll realize just how much work it takes to
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Pignatelli Secures Funds for County Initiatives, MassPike Study
BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, secured funding and language for the 4th Berkshire District in the House of Representatives' version of the fiscal 2018 state budget was passed last week.   It includes language that would require the state Department of Transportation to study the
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Pipeline Demonstrators Arrested for Blocking Forest Access Roads
SANDISFIELD, Mass. — State police they have arrested 18 demonstrators for trespassing at two separate locations at the Sandisfield pipeline extension project on Tuesday morning.    The protesters apparently ran chains and caution tape with "resist" on it across two access roads in an attempt to stop Kinder
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Berkshires Beat: Adams Native Stars in ‘Peppa Pig’ Stage Show
Pigging out: Adams native Evan M. Pinsonnault is an actor with Peppa Pig's first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, "Peppa Pig's Big Splash." The show splashes down in Springfield for the final performance in its spring 2017 tour (peppapigliveus.com). The show will be at Symphony Hall on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Pinsonnault, stage
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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Join In 'More Than Pink' Movement
Thinking pink: Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets across New England, including the Lee Premium Outlets, is holding its Spring 2017 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills
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