|Holiday Hours: Labor Day|
Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 3. Labor Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September. Read a history of Labor Day here.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The
|Pignatelli Reconnects With 'Family' Before Entering 9th Term|
The 4th Berkshire District State Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli hosts an annual get-together at the Country Club of Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — William "Smitty" Pignatelli's daughter Anah may have omitted something from their conversation Wednesday night.
She lives in Los
|'Puzzle': She's Come A Long Way, Maybe|
We are reminded in Marc Turtletaub's "Puzzle," about an unappreciated housewife who finds meaning and identity in doing jigsaw puzzles, that if you want to find truth, look to fiction. We Homo sapiens have been doing it since time immemorial. No one's feelings get hurt, at least not until their misdeeds are exposed for what
|The Independent Investor: How Prepared Are You to Sell Your Company?|
If you are a small-business owner and are toying with the idea of someday selling your company, you should pay attention. Only one in five small businesses put up for sale result in a closing. How do you become one of those success stories?
Where I live and work, nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, there are
|Labor Day: You Can Work to Become a Better Investor|
On Sept. 3, we observe Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the hard-working people in this country. As one of them, keep in mind that your efforts can have positive results. Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once said: "The harder I work, the luckier I get." And this same philosophy can apply to your investing, too – because you
|Heated Ending to DA Candidates' Final Debate|
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The buzz after Tuesday afternoon's district attorney debate centers on a last-second comment from candidate Judith Knight.
"Andrea, you have so little experience that you don't even know what you don't know," Knight said in her closing remarks.
|Letter: Judith Knight Best Fit for District Attorney|
To the Editor:
Andrea Harrington has spunk. But spunk is not enough for the job of district attorney. Ms. Harrington is entering the fray for the Democratic DA nomination with limited knowledge and experience of the workings of the office. This was evident in some of her debate responses, especially those dealing with our county court
|Tanglewood's Bernstein Celebration Was a Spectacular Tribute|
Certainly by now, lovers of classical music know that this summer marked Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Celebrations throughout the world are legion, with Tanglewood at the epicenter for performances of the maestro's music – both his own and of the signature compositions of others for which he is beloved as America's
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