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Olver Endorses Adam Hinds for State Senate Seat
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Democratic state Senate candidate Adam Hinds has picked up the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver. Olver, of Amherst, said he was "thrilled to endorse Adam Hinds for state Senate." The retired Democratic congressman is the highest profile endorsement for the Hinds so far; he has also been
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'Ghostbusters': The Graces of Wraith
"Ghostbusters," the third film in the franchise originated by Aykroyd, Ramis and Reitman in 1984, reboots the saga of paranormal booga booga with four funny ladies starring in what is essentially a séance gone wild. Asserting that anything the male Ghostbusters could do, they can do wackier, it is a movie of moments and ideas,
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Berkshire Tidbits: Gather-In Celebration, Farmers Markets
This Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7, the Berkshire branch of the NAACP, with the lead sponsorship of Greylock Federal Credit Union, hosts the free annual Gather-In Festival in Rev. Willard & Rosemary Durant Park, formerly Pitt Park, on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield. Last year, the day was so hot and sunny. I even enjoyed getting my
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The Independent Investor: Candidates & the Economy
As the GOP political convention winds down and the Democrat convention gears up, we continue to hear a steady stream of economic "one liners" from the candidates. We all know that fixing the economy is one of the major issues of this campaign but so far the candidates are long on words and short on specifics. "If I'm
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BRPC Hears Update To 'Last Mile' Broadband Plan
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Finishing out the so-called "last mile" of broadband connectivity will take a flexible approach, giving towns an array of options to connect, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative implementation liaison Bill Ennen.   Ennen was appointed in June at the same time Peter Larkin, former
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Berkshire 11-Year-Olds Third at Cal Ripken Tourney
PEPPERELL, Mass. – Pepperell handed Berkshire a 12-6 loss on Monday in the semi-finals of the Western Massachusetts Cal Ripken 11-and-under State Championship.   After dropping a 4-0 loss to Pepperell on Sunday in pool play, Berkshire came out fired up and took a quick 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning on three walks
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Great Music at Tanglewood, Manchester and Glimmerglass
Tanglewood enters its third week, and the highlights abound. Performances of music by great Classical, Romantic and 20th Century composers, i.e. Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Dvorák and Vaughn Williams, take center stage, featuring outstanding examples of chamber and orchestral music by these iconic masters. Why go? Add
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Investing: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life – and it certainly has lessons for investors. In
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Panel Discussion, Film Screening Sheds Light On Heroin Epidemic
Congressman Richard Neal headed the effort to bring the screening to BCC. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County has seen 105 people so far this year taken to the hospital after overdosing.   That's on pace for more than 300 in a year.   Last year, there were 158, a sharp increase from the
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Berkshire Cal Ripken All-Stars Move on to Western Mass State Semis
PEPPERELL, Mass. -- The Berkshire Cal Ripken 11U All-Stars split a pair on Sunday to finish pool play in the Western Massachusetts state tournament.   Dylan Ely got the call to pitch the opener against Frontier and didn't disappoint, throwing a complete game shutout and giving up one hit with six strikeouts.   Ely
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