With the annual inflation rate currently about 9 percent, the value of the dollar is shrinking along with your purchasing power, which is running out of control. Here are some tips to get the most bang for the buck on the upcoming sales tax holiday weekend.
Williams College graduate Denise Littlefield Sobel was recently selected to serve as chair of the Clark Art Institute’s board of trustees, the first woman to serve in that position.
Kelly Galvin has been appointed a program director at Community Access to the Arts in Great Barrington, and will be part of the nonprofit's new, three-person arts leadership team.
Caroline Eldred has been named director of nursing, while Kristen Myers has been promoted to supervisor of behavioral sciences at Berkshire County Arc.
Meghan Callaghan, Jennifer Filippi, Erin Lynn, Matthew Palardy and Seth T. Tuper have all joined the staff at Berkshire Community College.
Gould Farm is hoping to raise enough funding through its ongoing capital campaign to begin the planning process for building a new Roadside Store and Cafe by the end of this year.
Shire City Herbals, a manufacturer of vinegar-based tonics that lost a well-publicized federal court case over exclusive use of the phrase "fire cider," closed Friday. Supply-chain problems and a divorce proceeding are said to be factors in the company's demise.
Janis Monachina, a Lee native who opened The Shop Around the Corner at the inn on Memorial Day Weekend, had been manager of The Pink Kitty gift store in the same space just out of college.
Next door to the Adams Theater rejuvenation project, and a few doors down from two newly reopened restaurants, the Park Street reawakening continues with the renovation of the Mausert Block.
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Columnist Bill Schmick writes: "There is a Wall Street truism that I like to remind readers at times like this: “Bulls make money, Bears make money, Pigs get slaughtered.” In other words, don’t get greedy."
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched the third round of its Angel Investor Tax Credit program.
The Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents will hold a virtual cocktail social from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18.
The Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation raised more than $450,000 recently at its summer gala, the highest amount ever raised at an SVHC event.
Given the overwhelming public support to do something about climate change, you may wonder why there is still so much opposition to addressing the problem in the U.S. Like most things, it comes down to economics.
Corn planted for all purposes in Massachusetts this year is estimated at 15,000 acres, a 7 percent increase from 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have created a joint “Associates to Bachelors” program intended to provide an efficient pathway to teacher licensure.
Single-family home sales in the Berkshires declined by just over 5 percent on a year-over-year basis in June, according to the Warren Group, which tracks state real estate transactions.
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations.
Eastern States Exposition will hold its 2022 Big E Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Exposition’s Farmers Market in West Springfield.
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown and Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge have each recently received reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the only organization that represents the entire scope of the museum community.
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center’s Central Regional Office at Clark University in Worcester will hold a free webinar, “How to Build a Website in a Day!” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
On the Job
Brian Andrews, the president of County Ambulance of Pittsfield, a business that his family founded 40 years ago, describes the challenges that his profession is dealing with now.
Pam Roberts became a Realtor almost 40 years ago so she understands the ups and downs and the highs and lows of the local market. She's a good person to ask about what the profession entails.
Mitch Bresett, Chris St. Cyr and Jason Koperniak, who grew up together in Adams, knew each other well enough to become business partners in B&B Micro Manufacturing, which makes tiny homes on wheels.
PITTSFIELD — Jane Winn grew up in Pittsfield in a house that bordered a less than clean Housatonic River when General Electric was in its heyday during the 1960s.
Willard "Chip" Hodgkins III has found that the traditional form of broadcasting still pays off as president of WBRK-AM and FM in Pittsfield, the Berkshire's only remaining locally owned radio station.
Chris Kapiloff runs the Pittsfield operations of LTI Smart Glass, which makes cutting-edge laminated glass products for several industries. He also is the founder of School Guard Glass, whose company provides enhanced safety features for educational institutions.
Renee Dodds is the owner of Love Us and Leave Us, a day care center with two locations in the Berkshires and a different kind of client — canines not children.
While navigating inflation costs, you can avoid credit card mistakes by being prepared with a plan and understanding your options.
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