|In Pursuit of Beetle Happiness: Part 2|
A sacred scarab of Egypt. Interfering with beetles pulling a dung ball across the desert sands may have aroused the anger of the gods in Egyptian superstition and ancient folklore. Thus the beetle is not pierced but rather held in position by the pins.
This is the second in a three-part series on
|'The No-Collusion Oscar Picks 2019'|
The phone rang, as it usually does whenever I'm sitting in the third-floor witch's hat of my haunted Victorian home in some gothic-like, small New England town with a dark past, anguishing over my Oscar picks. The voice at the other end sounded like Alec Baldwin at first.
"Want to get all your picks right this year,
|1Berkshire Calls For 'New Narrative' of Berkshire Economy|
Tyler Fairbank was an integral part of both the original blueprint and the new one.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire economy is growing, according to 1Berkshire.
The economic development agency said some $1 billion worth of investment has been made in the county in just the last three years. Now, the
|@theMarket: Markets Gain on Hope & a Prayer|
Investors remain cautiously optimistic that the wall of worry that has been plaguing us for months may now be crumbling. That's no sure thing, but at least we did have some good news this week.
While most investors were not expecting a repeat of last month's partial government shut-down, it was still a relief to see that
|Holiday Hours: Presidents Day|
Gen. George Washington taking command of the Continental Army in Cambridge in 1775.
Washington's Birthday will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 18.
The holiday was first enacted by Congress in 1879 to mark George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22 and later moved to the third Monday in February in 1968. While the name of
|Berkshire United Way Taps New Director of Development|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire United Way has hired Ilene Marcus as director of development.
Marcus joins the organization with more than 30 years of experience in social service programs, policy development, operations and revenue generation. She holds both her master of science in social work and master of public affairs from
|College Notes: January, February & March 2019|
Sports management majors Rachael Donahue of Pittsfield and Jacqueline Lemaire of North Adams were among 10 students from the Western New England University School of Business who spent part of their winter session in Australia. They are the first cohort to participate in the college's "J-Term" program of academic study and
|Hinds Given Committee Assignments: Chairing Revenue, on Ways and Means|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Sen. Adam Hinds will serve as the first stop for many of the big initiatives coming from the State House this year.
Hinds was given his committee assignments on Thursday: He'll chair the Joint Committee on Revenue, be vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Redistricting, and will serve on the
|The Independent Investor: Trump's War on Drug (Prices)|
For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump called on Congress to do something about the escalating drug prices in America. The president is doggedly pursuing this campaign promise in the face of an army of special interest groups and big drug companies. Hurrah for you, Mr. President.
In his State of the Union address he
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