|Governor Baker Delivers 2020 State of the Commonwealth Address|
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday night.
Remarks as prepared for delivery:
"Mr. Speaker. Madame President. Members of the House and Senate. Members of Congress. Fellow Constitutional
|Berkshires Beat: Contest Invites Youths to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln|
The Berkshire County Republican Association is hosting its inaugural President's Day Contest celebrating Abraham Lincoln. The contest will be open to all children attending public, private or parochial school as well as those who are home-schooled.
Five categories include: pre-K to grade three can draw a picture celebrating
|Are Your Financial and Tax Advisors Talking?|
Now that we have closed the book on 2019, it's officially Tax Season. As you prepare your tax returns for the April 15 deadline, you might already start looking for opportunities to improve your tax-related financial outcomes in the future.
And one important step you can take is to connect your tax professional with your financial
|Housing, Jobs and Transportation Top County Needs|
Congressman Richie Neal addresses the gathering on Friday at MCLA.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An individual in Berkshire County with a minimum wage job has to work 57 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment.
If it's two parents with a child, they both need to be working full time and earning $14.41 an
|Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in Afghanistan|
Keil served in the Marines from 2006 to 2010, including in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This week's featured veteran is a benchmark to his peers and to the younger generation because of his examples of class, integrity and humility.
Mitchell Keil served his country from
|@theMarket: Fed Stimulus Continues to Pump the Markets|
When asked, the members of the Federal Reserve Board continue to argue that the almost $500 million they have pumped into the overnight repurchase market since September is not quantitative easing. The stock market disagrees.
"Not QE" is the term most often used by the Street in describing this fairly hefty expansion of
|10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February |
Mayor Linda Tyer tells how she used to tend a community garden at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.
Mayor Linda Tyer announced this
|The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More Years of Trade Wars?|
The Phase One trade deal with China was signed with a great deal of pomp and circumstance this week. While happy that trade tensions on both sides have been reduced, the vast majority of Wall Street players saw the deal as a win for China.
After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right
|BCC Announces Fall Semester Dean's List|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its fall 2019 Dean's List.
To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or
|'1917': Mistaken Destiny|
Anyone with half a brain knows that there's no such thing as a war movie … that there are only antiwar movies, of which director-writer Sam Mendes' "1917" is an iconic example. They also know that this harrowing, R-deserving delve into the bowels of humankind destroying each other with whatever new, technological device
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