|@theMarket: Quarterly Earnings Will Dictate Market's Direction Next Week|
Fourth-quarter earnings results for the nation's corporations kicked-off this week. Investors will focus on those numbers as they wait for the really big show at the end of next week.
Our president-to-be will be inaugurated next Friday with all the usual fanfare. Investors and the markets usually ignore these displays of pomp and
|'La La Land': On the One Hand, and Then on the Other|
I already knew I was somewhat of a dreamer, but my generally warm and starry-eyed acceptance of wunderkind writer-director Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," a throwback/homage to the nascent movie musicals of the 1930s, also confirms that I am a hopeless romantic. The curious idea to have Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play the sort of
|Acitivities Planned for King Day of Service on Monday|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday will feature events and volunteer efforts across the county.
In North Adams, the Martin Luther King Day Committee welcomes volunteers for its 24th annual Day of Service and celebratory lunch.
The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at Massachusetts College of
|Flying Cloud Institute Appoints New Executive Director|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Maria Rundle has been appointed as the next executive director of the Flying Cloud Institute.
Rundle is currently the director of development at Gould Farm in Monterey, where she has worked since 2008. Initially managing the Childcare Program, Rundle was promoted to her current position in 2012 where she has
|Berkshire Design Staffer Receives Architectural License|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire Design has announced that Kerry L. Bartini, AIA, earned her architectural license in December and is now a registered architect in Massachusetts.
Bartini has more than 14 years of experience in the architectural profession and her expertise encompasses design and project administration for
|William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes Lenox Agent|
LENOX, Mass. — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Tonia L. Scalise, a top Broker in Pittsfield and surrounding areas, has joined the company and will be based in the firm'’s new Lenox brokerage.
Scalise is a recognized leader in real estate sales, nearing 30 years in the industry. Her high
|The Independent Investor: When Your Broker Doesn't Want You Anymore|
Across the nation, various financial institutions, affected by the new "fiduciary" rules issued by the Department of Labor, are making some tough decisions. Don't be surprised if your broker informs you they can no longer manage your company's 401 (k) or other defined contribution plan.
This happened to one of our clients
|Investment Tips for 'Millennials'|
If you are a "millennial" – a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s – then you're still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting
|All Girls Youth Hockey Team Hits the Ice|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Bill Rech had a simple message for his hockey team the first time it hit the ice.
“I told them, ‘Girls, look around. Do you remember the first time you ever took the ice when you were kids? Remember the smell of the rink? Remember walking on the bench and it was kind of scary? Look around
|American Legion Riders Host Appreciation Event for Law Enforcement|
Michael Lefebvre, founding president of the Riders, welcomes guests to the event in Dalton on Monday morning.
DALTON, Mass. — The American Legion Riders of Post 155 on Monday morning recognized the many police departments that ensure the safety of its two annual motorcycle rides.
The tradition started a few years ago,
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