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Q&A: Pothier Tickled Pink To Still Be Wearing Blue
DALTON, Mass. — After 3,000 games and tens of thousands of judgment calls, Rich Pothier is a fixture on Berkshire County baseball diamonds and a walking advertisement for the recruitment of young umpires.   Moments before stepping behind the plate for his milestone 3,000th career game on Saturday, Pothier sounded as
Soares' Celebrity Golf Event to Benefit Veterans Grows in Second Year
MASHPEE, Mass. — With more sponsors, more celebrities, more than double the number of golfers and a bigger venue, the second annual Wayne Soares Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Homeless & Disabled Veterans promises to build on the success it enjoyed in year one.   But there is one thing Soares will miss from
@theMarket: Investors Face a Rollercoaster Ride
Volatility returned to the stock market this week as the level of uncertainty increased on several fronts. Unfortunately, there won't be any definitive answers to what concerns investors for at least two months.   It is September, after all, and this month is notorious for inflicting pain on investors. Historically, October is
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Raffling Off Shed
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is raffling off an 8 by 10-foot shed to raise funds toward building its next affordable home.   The shed is now built and can be seen at 762 Main St..    Tickets can be purchased online or at the Habitat office at 61 Main St., North
BCArc Names New Director of Employment Services
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc named Shaun Hall the new Director of Employment Services.    Hall will oversee community-based Employment Services, which include more than 120 Berkshire employers, and the expanding School-to-Career transition services.   The program provides individualized
North Adams McDonald's Being Renovated
Plans presented to the Planning Board in 2018. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McDonald's on Union Street is in the process of being renovated inside and out with a more contemporary look.    The plans were approved in November 2018 by the Planning Board and include the removal of the mansard roof and
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Massdevelopment Announces Funding For Fifth Round of Site Readiness Program
BOSTON, Mass. — The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment announced the availability of $3 million in funding through the fifth round of the Site Readiness Program.   The Site Readiness Program provides resources to cities, towns, and other entities to help overcome obstacles to developing otherwise prime sites.
StoryWalk In Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —  St. John's and First Church have collaborated on a StoryWalk featuring the book "The Day You Begin."    Families are invited to take a walk through town and read the pages of "The Day You Begin," by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López, that have been
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Announces Flu Vaccination Opportunities
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), announced a schedule of flu vaccination opportunities region-wide.     Public health and infectious disease experts, including Vermont's Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine, are urging members of the
The Retired Investor: Bicycles Sales Are Booming
In the age of the pandemic, some industries have thrived. Take the bicycle industry, for example; sales have more than doubled this year, and the only impediment to further growth seems to be the availability of product. Thanks to COVID-19, biking has become a global phenomenon.   The real growth is centered in the metropolitan
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