|The Independent Investor: The Business of Baseball|
Attendance is down, as is viewership, as we head into the 2019 season. Major League Baseball is hoping some rule changes will turn around the decline. Will it be enough, and does it matter anyway?
Defenders of the game argue that last season's declines were to be expected. Television ratings for all sporting events have been
|Senator Markey Speaking at BCC's 59th Commencement|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey will be the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 59th commencement exercises to be held May 31 at Tanglewood in Lenox.
Markey, the state's junior senator, is a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications
|Time for Some Financial Spring Cleaning|
Spring is here – and for many of us, that means it's time for some spring cleaning. This year, in addition to tidying up your home, why not try brightening your financial environment? Some of the same moves you make to clean your surroundings may apply to your finances.
Consider these suggestions:
Get rid of clutter. When
|Pittsfield City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban|
Rinaldo Del Gallo first petitioned for the ban in 2013.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After close to six years of debate, the city finally passed a ban on single-use plastic bags Tuesday night.
The ban had been proposed in 2013 and has been working its way through the City Council process since. It was first coupled
|Berkshires Beat: Corpse Flower in Bloom at Darrow School|
Corpse flowers bloom
It’s spring at The Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y. That means the sap is rising, the birds are singing, the sun is lingering, and something in the air stinks. This means that the rare corpse flower is in full bloom. Corpse flowers were first planted at Darrow in 2009 in the sheltered confines of the
|Congressman Neal to Speak at MCLA 120th Commencement|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 120th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
This year's commencement speaker will be U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, who represents the First Congressional District of Massachusetts
|@theMarket: Does the Fed Know Something We Don't?|
Sometimes too much good news can be interpreted badly. Take the U.S. central bank's about face on monetary policy late last year. That was good news and investors responded by bidding the stock market up by 20 percent. But this week we may have received even better news, or did we?
The Fed did more than met investors'
|Local Entrepreneurs Complete 1Berkshire Get Mentored Program|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Starts Get Mentored program held its final meeting of the 2018-20 session in early March at the Stationery Factory in Dalton. Get Mentored, a program of 1Berkshire, helps a selected cohort of five local entrepreneurs launch and grow their ventures over the course of a five-month program by pairing them
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