Business Briefs: State gas prices rise two cents; first increase since November

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State gas prices rise two cents; first hike in five months

State gas prices rose two cents this week, the first weekly increase since November, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA's survey of state gas prices on Monday found self-serve regular unleaded averaging $1.70 per gallon. The state prices is 11 cents below the national average for regular unleaded, and 75 cents less than it was a year ago this week.

A rebound in oil prices plus refinery slowdowns for season maintenance has sparked a recent increase in gas prices nationally, AAA said.

ADAMS
Kirby joins Steepleview Realty as broker/associate

Maureen Kirby has joined Steepleview Realty as a broker associate, the company has announced.

A native of Dalton, Kirby became a licensed real estate salesperson in 2015. She worked in the restaurant management field for over 25 years.

Kirby graduated from Berkshire Community College with a degree in hotel/restaurant management, then moved to Southern California for six years before returning to the Berkshires. Kirby has lived in Lanesborough for the past 15 years.

BERKSHIRES

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees to award 60 student scholarships

Western Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts franchisees are awarding 60 scholarships to qualified high school seniors in the four counties of Western Massachusetts during the 13th year of the company's scholarship program.

Qualified scholarship candidates must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-years college, university or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year.

Dunkin Donuts has nine franchises in Berkshire County, including four in Pittsfield.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 15.Information: www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.


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