|Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments or Boost Your Investments?|
Every month, you pay your mortgage. And, depending on your circumstances, you may be able to afford to put in additional payments – perhaps sizable ones. But should you? Or, if you really have the extra money, should you invest it?
Initially, you might think it would be quite nice to rid yourself of that mortgage sooner, rather than
|Labor Board to Hear Complaints Against BMC|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The National Labor Relations Board will hear three cases against Berkshire Medical Center.
The local chapter of the Massachusetts Nurses Association had filed a handful of unfair labor relations complaints with the hospital over contract negotiations. The labor board has now determined that three of them
|BRTA Sets Hearings on Service and Fare Changes|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is planning to increase Charlie Card fares and reduce routes because of proposed budget cuts at the state level that has created a nearly $400,000 deficit.
The BRTA, the main public transportation unit serving the Berkshires, is facing an operational budget
|Biz Briefs: Steepleview Realty Celebrating 20th Anniversary|
Steepleview Realty is celebrating 20 years in business. Owner Jennifer Segala opened the real estate company on April 1, 1998, in Adams. The first office was located at One Commercial Place; within the first year of business, Segala purchased the building at 63 Park St., where the flagship office remains today.
|Berkshires Beat: PCTV to Air PSAs for 29 Nonprofits|
A public service
Pittsfield Community Television has completes its anuagural PSA Days production event. In a four-day production marathon, PCTV completed 29 individual television Public Service Announcements as a gifted service to the participating nonprofit organizations.
Over the course of two months, PCTV worked with each of the 29
|Transportation Management Association For Berkshires In The Works|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transition Authority is looking into being part of the creation of a transportation management association for ride sharing.
The BRTA's hours of operation limit the authority's ability to get workers to and from work beyond the typical first shift. This new group would be a
|Cedar Waxwings Bring Golden Glow to Churchyard|
The waxwings have a distinctive mask and feathers that look like they have been dipped in paint.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Low and behold on Palm Sunday, there was a feeding flock of showy cedar waxwings feasting on weather-worn crabapples in the First Congregational churchyard here in North Adams.
|@theMarket: Will April Be Better for the Markets?|
It has been a tough month for stocks and February wasn't much better. Granted, it was a small price to pay for last year's great gains, but, as in life, all good things must come to an end. Will April bring more of the same for us or can we hope for something better?
Much depends on White House initiatives,
|Greylock Promotes Three to Market Manager Positions|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has announced the promotions of Jean Noel, assistant vice president/branch manager in North Adams, Stephanie Carlson, branch manager in Great Barrington, and Joe Maffuccio, branch manager at Kellogg Street, Pittsfield, to the position of market manager.
The new position assigns each
|Choreographer Wins Jacob's Pillow Dance Award|
BECKET, Mass. — Faye Driscoll, hailed as "a postmillenium postmodern wild woman" by Deborah Jowitt of The Village Voice, has received the 12th annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Award.
The Bessie Award-winning choreographer, director and alumnus of The School at Jacob’s Pillow joins a group of honorees that includes
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