|The Independent Investor: Home Equity Can Pay for Long-Term Care|
A home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) might simply be a fancy term for a reverse mortgage, but there are an increasing number of advisers and planners who are using them for an entirely different strategic planning purpose.
If you ask most couples in their 60s and beyond what is one of the greatest fears for their future,
|The Three Ts: Tanglewood, Taconic, Tannery Pond|
Pianist Emanuel Ax kicks off the Tanglewood classical programming at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5. (Photos by Lisa Marie Mazzucco)
Tanglewood, the nation's largest and most prestigious summer music presenter, opens its 82nd classical festival season this week. Here's a rundown of the concerts in the Shed and in Ozawa
|Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day|
Once again, it's time for fireworks, picnics and parades as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Collectively, we enjoy many liberties, but some freedoms can be elusive – and financial freedom is one of them. What actions can you take to help yourself eventually declare your own financial independence?
For starters, you'll
|Paris, Brown Lead Teams to Giorgi League Wins|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Derek Paris scored 18 points Tuesday to lead the Mount Greylock boys basketball team to a 44-40 win over McCann Tech in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.
Toby Foehl scored 13 and pulled down nine rebounds in the win.
McCann Tech got 11 points from Jackson Owensby.
|Red, White, Blue Plus Grease Week for Pop Fans|
From Stockbridge to Boston, pop fans know what to expect as the mid-week Fourth of July celebration approaches: Sweet Baby James at Tanglewood — but first, there's a great Josh Groban show tonight.
Meanwhile at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington: more great folk music, while Jacob’s Pillow features live music
|Holiday Hours: Independence Day|
Above, the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the presentation of the Declaration to John Hancock. John Adams is standing on the right of the Committee of Five. Right, the Bill of Rights currently on display at Williams College.
Independence Day will be celebrated Thursday, July 4. It is a federal holiday
|Fourth of July Festivities Include Parades, Fireworks|
Festivities marking the nation's 243rd birthday will be held around the Berkshires. All events are on Thursday July 4, unless otherwise noted. Planning a trip to Boston? See MassDOT's traffic information.
A list of what's open and closed on the holiday can be found here.
The annual July 4 Esplanade Events are July
|Berkshire All-Stars Fall in State Semi-Final|
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Host Marlborough scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday to defeat the Berkshire All-Stars, 6-2, in the Cal Ripken Baseball 12-and-under Western Massachusetts State Tournament semi-finals.
Griffin McElroy hit a solo home run, and Roshan Warriar singled to drive in a
|Berkshire All-Stars Cal Ripken Team Reaches 12U State Semi-Final|
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Berkshire Cal Ripken 12-and-under All-Stars this weekend went 3-1 in advancing to Monday evening's semi-final of the Western Massachusetts State Tournament.
The Berkshire team started its tournament with a 9-0 win over Frontier behind a combined two-hitter from pitchers Jake Duquette and Ben
|Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for July|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during July.
The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Monroe and New Marlborough for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, July 17,
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