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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Shares Economic Outlook at Dalton Luncheon
Eric Rosengren said the baseline economy in America is healthy and expects that to continue. But, he said there are some threats that could derail it. DALTON, Mass. — The last time the United States had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the 1960s.   But that is also when inflation skyrocketed and
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Shakespeare & Company Announces New Board Members
LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company announces the addition of three new board members to the company's Board of Trustees. The new members joining the board are Nancy Edman Feldman, Erick Lucera and Andrew D. Rothstein. "I'm thrilled with the steady increase in board membership over the last few years, and the
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Williamstown Rally Joins Others in Support of Youth Climate Change Lawsuit
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — In 2015, 21 young Americans filed a lawsuit against the federal governmment that alleges the United States has "violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property" by causing climate change. After years of dueling motions, an original start date of Feb. 5,
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The Independent Investor: Textbooks Worth Their Weight in Gold
Forget the stock market, internet, and whatever you might think is worth investing in. The good old college textbook beats them all.    That boring first-semester hardcover and similar books have risen over 1,000 percent in price since 1977. Textbooks are a big business. Estimates for the total value of the textbook industry
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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018
Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood. Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on
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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals
To the Editor:   I work at Fairview Hospital as a critical care nurse. I have been with Berkshire Health Systems for 22 years and a registered nurse for 13 of those, I oppose Question 1.   In a small community hospital, we have the ability to utilize one another to accommodate our patients' needs. For example, The
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Letter: Support for Paul Caccaviello for District Attorney
To the Editor: Before making any important decision, all facts should be examined and weighed. When considering which candidate to vote for as Berkshire District attorney, a review of the responsibilities of the office is helpful. Under the law, the DA is the highest law enforcement officer in the county whose primary duty of the
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Letter: Moran Top Choice For Register of Deeds Position
To the editor: Moran Top Choice For Register of Deeds Position I am writing to express my full support for Deborah A. Moran and her candidacy for the position of register at the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds. I have had the opportunity to witness her progression through life and her professional career through the years. In
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Letter: Maria Ziemba for Register of Deeds
To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for Maria Ziemba to become the next North Berkshire register of deeds. I have known Maria for several years and she has been an active presence in the community for a very long time. Maria has several years of experience in the registry and will be an open-minded individual who is
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Letter: District Attorney Seat Belongs to the People
To the Editor: The position of district attorney is not a tenured position. It is not a seat that you earn over time. It does not belong to any one person. There is a reason for this. No one should have a monopoly on this office for years at a time. It is important for fair administration. This is why we have elections for certain
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