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'I Wonder If I Will Ever See Pittsfield Again': WWI Letters From Lt. Tremblay
Hector R. Tremblay in uniform. He was nearly 40 when he re-enlisted to serve in World War I. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Thirty-four minutes. Dug into a hole for the night in France under heavy shelling in November 1918, Hector Richard Tremblay wrote to his wife that he'd give "half his life" for 34 minutes in the
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@theMarket: Stocks Take a Breather
Stocks are in the process of consolidating after the big gains over the last week or so. So far, the October sell-off has led to a recovery of about half of what was lost. In the two months ahead, we should see even further gains.   No matter how much we would like it to, the stock market rarely goes straight up. It is one reason
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'Bohemian Rhapsody': Fate, Free-Will and Rock 'n' Roll
I once knew a rock band, The Original Kounts, and, because lead singer Howard "Richard" Tepp was my best friend, I was sort of the manager for a while sometime in the late 1960s. That was before Bob Crewe's Larry Brown ("Tie a Yellow Ribbon") walked into Newark, N.J.'s Indian Pizzeria and heard Howie singing to the
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Holiday Hours: Veterans Day
U.S. Veterans Affairs An image of the 353rd Infantry in France taken two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect. Veterans Day falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12, as a state and federal holiday. This year's observance marks the 100th anniversary of the end of
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New Member Tapped to Berkshire Taconic Board
SHEFFILED, Mass. — Jodi Rathbun-Briggs of Great Barrington, Mass., has joined the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation board of directors. Rathbun-Briggs has two decades of experience in the banking sector, specializing in the fields of internal audits, risk management and commercial lending. She joined the team at Greylock Federal
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Wahconah Alum, Olympic Team Coach, Addresses Student Assembly
Matt Whitcomb's Wahconah teammate Tom Keefe introduces him at Thursday's assembly.   DALTON, Mass. — One in a long line of successful Wahconah Regional High School athletes was back at the school Thursday to tell the student body to relish their failures.   "Surround yourself in
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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years
LENOX, Mass. — Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare will bring hundreds of teenagers from 10 different high schools to the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company.  Beginning on Nov. 15, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places
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The Independent Investor: Mid-Term Results Take Investor Focus Off Washington
True to form, the opposition party regained control of the House, while the ruling party, in this case the GOP, retained control of the Senate. If history is any guide, this means that little in the way of legislation will be coming out of Congress for the next two years.   In the past, investors and the stock market alike did
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BCC, MCLA Align Community Health Programs
Nicole Porther from MCLA said the need for trained community health professionals is growing as the population ages. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators.   Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have
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State Allocates $150K To Berkshires For Overflow Sheltering This Winter
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state has allocated $150,000 to provide addition shelters for those in need this winter.   The Department of Housing and Community Development is providing the funds to ServiceNet to provide overflow sheltering. ServiceNet will subcontract with other organizations in the county including Soldier On in
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