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PITTSFIELD — Tara McCluskey has been promoted to vice president/mortgage originations at Greylock Federal Credit Union. As part of the lending team, McCluskey will oversee the entire mortgage cycle from origination to closing.

Michele A. Couser, of Otis, has been appointed customer service manager at Big Y’s market in Great Barrington, while Anthony E. Losty, of Russell, has been appointed grocery sales manager at the company’s market in Lee, Big Y Foods has announced.

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LENOX — By popular demand, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School will offer a brief basketball season until March 19, joining most other public schools in the county that have adopted coronavirus pandemic safety protocols.

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Attorneys Jennifer M. Breen, Kyle G. Christensen and Mark Leonhard have joined the law firm of Donovan O’Connor & Dodig, which has offices in North Adams, Pittsfield and Bennington, Vt.

GREAT BARRINGTON — Attorney Eve Schatz, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Berkshire Center for Justice, has been chosen to receive the Access to Justice Legal Services Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association. 

In the grand scheme of things, a small, upward blip in the yield of the U.S. 10-year Treasury bond should be of little concern to equity investors. But, sometimes, when the conditions are ripe, even the tiniest spark can cause a conflagration within a speculative stock market.

LENOX — By popular demand, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School will offer a brief basketball season until March 19, joining most other public schools in the county that have adopted coronavirus pandemic safety protocols.

BOSTON — The state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, the Better Business Bureau and AARP Massachusetts will hold "How to Recognize and Avoid Scams," a virtual consumer forum, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

PITTSFIELD — Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will be staging Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month, a monthlong campaign to highlight the city's local downtown restaurants, from Monday to March 31.

One of the hottest trends on Wall Street today is special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACS. There is hardly a day that goes by without an announcement of a new SPAC, or the acquisition and merger of a private company by one.

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College is adding two new certificate programs, Entrepreneurship and Studio Art, to its list of available programs for students to enter beginning in fall 2021.

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched a new initiative, the Women’s Health Innovation Grants program. It will focus on supporting translational research in women’s health and gender biology that ultimately will lead to commercial opportunities that address the lack of …

BOSTON — The icy weather that affected most of the country last week also wreaked havoc on oil refineries, which has caused the average gas price in Massachusetts to soar.

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Grateful Bennington Fund, an initiative two community members established at the beginning of February to raise $500,000 in support of Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s renovation of the former Southern Vermont College campus by Feb. 28, is almost halfway toward its goal.

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GREAT BARRINGTON — The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a free webinar, “HR During COVID,” at 10 a.m. Thursday. Human resources consultant Bill Tighe will be the presenter.

FLORIDA — Sandy Gibson’s parents died a year apart when he was a boy, and he has spent his entire life visiting their gravesite in his native Toronto. But, Gibson’s parents were buried in a traditional cemetery, and he said the austere surroundings have made it difficult for him to connect w…

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