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Berkshire Works Job Fair Connects Job Seekers With Open Positions
A steady flow of people looking for work or looking for a new opportunity browsed the positions available from an array of industries and educational organizations. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds of people looking to advance their careers or get into the workforce browsed through an array of available jobs at the Berkshire
Kmart Closing in Great Barrington; Marshalls Eyed for Location
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Kmart department store, No. 9146, the only one left in Berkshire County, is slated to close by the end of the year.    The BerkshireEdge reports that a Marshalls will take over Kmart's 24,000-square-foot location in the Barrington Plaza, owned by Kimco Realty. The department store's
Berkshires Beat: Buddy Walk of the Berkshires Set for Sept. 24
Bring a buddy: Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 10th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires on Saturday, Sept. 24. The goal of the walk, which is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to fundraise for those with Down syndrome
Give Yourself the Gift of the Present
I cannot count the number of times I have heard the phrase "I'm not ready yet" when talking with retirees about the benefits of a senior living community, whether they are 65 or 95. "Not ready for what?" is usually my first question, in response. "I want to wait until I need it," is quite often the reply.
40th Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon in the Books
LENOX, Mass. -- The team from Allen Heights Veterinary Sunday won the 40th Great Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, 21 seconds.   With Josh Lipka on the bicycle, Tom Keefe and Ben Pigot in the canoe and Steve Monsulick handling the running, Allen Heights clocked in nearly nine minutes ahead of
@theMarket: Much Ado About Nothing
It has been a volatile week in the markets. The averages have rocketed up and down by a percent or more as traders bet for and against a Fed move on interest rates next week. Does it matter? If you aren't tired after more than two years of reading what the Fed may or may not do, you have the patience of Job. Whether an interest rate
Concerns Raised With MassPike Tolling Plan
State Rep.  Tricia Farley-Bouvier said she has concerns about the 30-cent fee-per-gantry that drivers will be charged if they do not have a transponder. LENOX, Mass. — For 17 years, residents in the Berkshires could take the turnpike for six exits before having to pay anything. For many, there was little need to get
Trendsetter Winners Named at Celebrate the Berkshires Event
LENOX, Mass. — Seven individuals and organizations were feted on Thursday night as the this year's Berkshire Trendsetters. The awards were presented at the sixth annual Celebrate the Berkshires event at Tanglewood before a crowd of more than 300 with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, as master of ceremonies. The
Paul Reiser Headlines Fairview Hospital's 2016 Gala
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Actor, comedian, writer and producer Paul Reiser will headline the Fairview Hospital 2016 Gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington.   A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having
The Independent Investor: Woman Need to Invest More
We all know women generally make less than men. On average, female workers make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job. If you are a woman of color, or work in some lower paid industries, the gap could be even wider. It is one of the reasons women need to invest and save more, not less. That may sound counter-intuitive.
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