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United Way Grant Funds CHP Blood Pressure Cuffs
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United Way has funded a grant to purchase Omron blood pressure cuffs for hypertension patients at CHP North Adams Family Medicine.  This equipment provides easy one-touch operation, allowing home blood pressure monitoring that is both simple and accurate. One blood pressure measurement
@themarket: Trump's Tariff Talk Trashes Global Markets
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March
Berkshire Waldorf High School Wins NASA Climate Change Internship
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf High School life science teacher Lee Magadini has been awarded a year-long internship with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, working with the Climate Change Research Initiative. Magadini is one of four interns chosen from among thousands of applicants. As a NASA GISS CCRI intern, she
'Black Panther': It's All Good
As the film critiquing tumblers in my brain jumbled about during a viewing of Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," one heck of an astute action-drama courtesy of Marvel Studios, I contemplated the complexities regarding one's point of view. Granted, this white, would-be silk stocking liberal was gratified by the racial and
The Independent Investor: The Economy and What Could Go Right
The markets are in a funk. Concern that Trump's tax cut will be too much, too late, has investors riled up. But there may be a flip side to this argument that bears watching.   First, the negatives, as authored by me way back when the tax cut was still being contemplated and the markets were riding high in anticipation of such.
Berkshire Mall Bill Engrossed by State Senate
BOSTON — The state Senate has engrossed a bill that would allow the Baker Hill Road District to own real property and enter into agreements related to the Berkshire Mall.    "This is an important economic development initiative for Lanesborough and northern Berkshire County," said state Sen. Adam Hinds,
Capeless Stepping Down After 14 Years as District Attorney
First Assistant District Attorney Paul Caccaviello will take over the office. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was 14 years ago, following the unexpected death of District Attorney Gerard D. Downing, that the first assistant, David F. Capeless was called on to step up.   Capeless was appointed to fill Downing's
Snowfall Prediction: March Coming in Like a Lion? ROAR UPDATE
What a difference a day makes. Snow enthusiasts are still keeping a close eye on a storm developing for Thursday and Friday, the first two days of March that could bring up to a foot of snow to parts of the Berkshires. The National Weather Service is now forecasting "Heavy wet snow and gusty winds expected. Total snow
Miss Hallís School Presents 'Cry-Baby'
Miss Hall's School will stage 'Cry-Baby' this weekend in Pittsfield. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Miss Hall’s School Theater Ensemble will bop back to the 1950s for its winter musical, "Cry-Baby," the stage adaptation of the cult-classic John Waters film. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on
BCC Workshops Focus on Small Business and Nonprofits
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Community College's spring slate of workshops continue at its South County Center on Main Street in Great Barrington with classes tailored to the needs of small businesses and nonprofits. Michael Cohen, marketing consultant, is offering a new workshop, "Human Marketing in the Digital
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