|Consider Financial Gifts for All Your Valentines|
Valentine's Day is here – and it's a pretty big business. In fact, U.S. consumers spent about $18 billion on their valentines in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation. Of course, recipients certainly appreciate flowers, candy, jewelry and so on, but this year, consider going beyond the traditional favorites to give
|BART Basketball Advances to League Title Game|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- It was not that long ago that the BART basketball team was the kind of program others might see as a doormat.
Now, the Wolf Pack is on the doorstep of winning a league championship.
Brandon Bamba scored 27 points Tuesday as Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School defeated Eagle
|Biz Briefs: Bank of America Offers Free Museum Admission to Members|
Admission's on us
The Clark Art Institute is now a member of Bank of America's "Museums on Us" program, providing cardholders with free admission on the first full weekend of each month.
Each Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or US Trust cardholder is allowed one free general admission to participating institutions on
|BRTA Strike Delayed|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A scheduled strike at the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has been delayed.
BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati issued a notice on Monday saying the paratransit operators have delayed a striked scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 19. A federal mediator will be meeting with BRTA on Feb. 21 to further
|Berkshires Beat: Final Steel Beam Placed on New Tanglewood Complex|
Tanglewood hosted a ceremonial topping off event at the construction site of the festival's new four-building complex on Monday, Feb. 12, celebrating the placement of the final steel beam on top of the building site. The new building complex will support the performances and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music
|Northern Berkshire Waste District Sets Fiscal 2019 Budget|
ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Commission passed an $87,877.52 budget with level town assessments.
The committee met Thursday to go over a proposed budget with assessments based on population. Each member community of the 13-town district will be charged $2.87 per person based on the 2010
|Guest Column: Time to Enact Paid Family Leave|
Twenty-five years ago, on Feb. 5, 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows certain workers to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to deal with a serious health condition, have a baby, bond with a newborn or adopted child, or take care of a seriously ill relative.
|The Independent Investor: How to Handle a Pullback|
The stock market is in turmoil. Several hundred point swings in the Dow and other averages has investors on edge. The indexes are suffering 1-2 percent point swings per day. How are you dealing with it?
Over the last several months, I have written several columns preparing you for this day. I thought it might be useful to give
|'I, Tonya': Class Warfare on Skates|
I wasn't looking forward to seeing "I, Tonya," about provocative, world class ice skater Tonya Harding. The events surrounding her quest for Olympic greatness and fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan's ruthlessly broken kneecap seemed so yesterday, and anyway, I never learned to ice skate. A bunch of fancily clad skaters twirling
|Mass Delegation Calls on Pruitt to Uphold Rest of the River Plan|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The region's congressional delegation is pushing Environment Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the EPA's 2016 order that contaminated material in the Housatonic River be "shipped off-site to existing licensed facilities for disposal."
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and
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