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How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?
What's going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what's behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10 percent from their
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WMass Technical Rescue Team Honored for Meritorious Conduct
In a particularly moving moment, Montgomery Fire Chief Stephen Frye, who died responding to a fire on Dec. 6, 2017, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Chief Frye’s widow Laurie, their children Caitlyn and Matt, and current Chief Galipeau accepted on his behalf. #LODD pic.twitter.com/z5YJq4ETkI — Charlie Baker
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Berkshires Beat: CATA's North Adams Exhibit Features A.R.T. Technique
Works of A.R.T. Community Access to the Arts presents an exhibit of artwork by visual artists with disabilities at the MCLA Window Gallery at 49 Main St. through Dec. 2 that features a series of large-scale paintings created by artists from BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Individual Resources) using the innovative Artistic Realization
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Storm Could Dump a Few Inches of Snow on Berkshires
So apparently we are just in full-blown winter now. After Friday's measurable-but-not-menacing snow, and Monday's nuisance inch or so, comes a winter weather advisory for 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Snow will start by midnight. Accuweather and the National Weather Service are predicting total snow accumulations of
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Get Covered, Stay Covered: It's Open Enrollment Time
Community Health Programs is offering in-person assistance during the Massachusetts Health Connector's open enrollment period, which began Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 23, 2019. "Health insurance renewal is not automatic for people covered through the MAHealthConnector, and you still need to review if your current medical plan is
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@theMarket: Markets Need to Hold Here
This week saw a re-test of the October lows. That is to be expected in most stock market corrections. What is important to the future well-being of equities globally is that the averages do not decline much further from here.   That does not mean that if the S&P 500 Index, for example, falls by another percent or so the ball
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Letter: Thanks Someone For Quitting Smoking This Thanksgiving
To the Editor: This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking, vaping, or using other nicotine delivery products. Many users say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Tobacco is the number
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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 6 - Nov. 15
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, Nov. 6.   Anthony Deordio, 43, of North Adams had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of rape and abuse of a child.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail. The incident allegedly occurred in North
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The Independent Investor: The Apple of Our Eyes
Go into just about any supermarket right now and what do you see? Bins and bins of gorgeous red, green, and golden apples. The harvest is overwhelming, but some apples are worth more than others.   If you are like me, an average consumer, it takes about 23 minutes to do my grocery shopping, according to Proctor and Gamble. During
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North Adams Man Killed in MassPike Work-Site Accident
BECKET, Mass. — A North Adams man was killed Thursday afternoon while working on the Massachusetts Turnpike near mile-marker 17.2.   Authorities say Brian M. Simard, 26, was killed in a "work site accident" at 1:45 p.m. Simard, a construction worker, was pronounced dead at the scene. His obituary can be
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