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Dreaming Of A White Groundhog's Day?
After a few days of seeing grass, snow is back in the forecast tonight, with a chance of snow showers, mainly between midnight and 4 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, and then again on Thursday into Friday. Just how much snow will we get on the day Punxsutawney Phil lets us know when winter will end? The National
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Put a Trusted 'Quarterback' on Your Financial Team
On Feb. 4, the eyes of most of the country – and much of the rest of the world – will be on Minneapolis, site of the most-watched football game in the United States. As a fan, you can admire the way quarterbacks in the Big Game direct their teams. But as an investor, you can learn something from the big game by putting together your
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Health Matters: Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It
The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1930s decreased U.S. infection deaths by 73 percent in the first 15 years. Antibiotics have enabled complicated surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, care for premature babies, organ transplants and more. As a result, many claim that antibiotics are the most important medical advance of the 20th
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Great Barrington Firefighters Snuff Kitchen Blaze at Pizzeria
Fire damage was limited to areas on the first floor and a second-floor bathroom.  GREAT BARRINGTON — The Fire Department extinguished a fire at Pizza House on State Road early Tuesday morning that severely damaged the business's kitchen and structure's first floor.    "Our crews did an
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Berkshires Beat: Sports Teams Donate Blankets to Cancer Center
Losing Is Not An Option Staff from Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and the founders of the LINAO grassroots fundraising movement, accepted a donation of more than 20 handmade blankets from the Castleton University softball and men's soccer teams on Jan. 9. The blankets
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BRPC Wants to Know How Towns Spend Chapter 90 Funds
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One of the first things Gov. Charlie Baker did on taking office in 2014 was release an additional $100 million in money for cities and towns to repair roads.   But towns in the Berkshires didn't use the money that spring. In fact, total spending on Chapter 90 allocations dropped to the lowest spending
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County Alums Posting Solid Indoor Track Times
Berkshire County was well represented at Saturday’s Massasoit Classic indoor track and field meet at Springfield College.   Trinity College sophomore Weyessa “Ace” McAlister (Monument Mountain) won the mile run, clocking a time of 4 minutes, 33.52 seconds, to win by more than two seconds. Earlier this
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Massachusetts Libraries Say State Budget Stacked Against Them
Board of Library Commissioners Mary Kronholm, left, and Jan Resnick say level funding is forcing operations to eat into programming, training and support for public libraries.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A decade ago, the state's libraries were urging legislators to provide them the funding support they needed to
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@theMarket: Bulls Barrel Through Another Week
Better quarterly earnings trumped concerns of a declining greenback this week sending all the U.S. stock averages to yet more record highs. There appears to be no end in sight for this continued "melt-up" in the markets.   Over in Davos, Switzerland, President Donald Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum. For
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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of
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