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Take Steps to Control Your Investment Taxes
Tax season is finally over. Of course, how much you pay in taxes depends on a variety of factors, many of which you can't control. But you might give some thought to how you can manage your investment-related taxes. Here are some suggestions to consider: * Contribute to your employer's retirement plan. If your employer offers
Taconic Construction Hits Home Stretch, Plans Laid For Move
Dave DeForest led the School Building Needs Commission on a tour on Monday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gilbane Construction is scheduled to finish the new Taconic High School on June 29.   From there, a moving company will be contracted to bring all of the equipment being kept at the current school over to the new
Pittsfield Approves $74 Million Wastewater Upgrades
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Begrudgingly, the City Council approved a $74 million upgrade to the wastewater system that is estimated to more than double sewer bills within the next three years.   The city has been under an administrative order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the levels of phosphorous
VFW Post 448 Donates 10K To 'Operation Copsicle'
VFW Post 448 Commander Arnie Perras presented the check to Officer Darren Derby. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Police Department's efforts to purchase an ice cream truck took a significant step forward on Tuesday with a $10,000 donation from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 448.   "This Copsicle operation
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State, Federal Officials to Showcase Housatonic River Projects
LENOX, Mass. — State and federal environmental officials will host an open house on May 1 to showcase restoration projects funded as a part of the first three rounds of the Massachusetts Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Program.    The open house will also include a discussion of the anticipated fourth and final
Stockbridge Officials Share Concerns With Lt. Gov. Polito
Chabon and Cardillo spent about an hour with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito talking through issues. STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito vowed to work with town, state, and federal officials to find a way forward with the Stockbridge Bowl dredging project.   The $4 million project to restore the lake was
Pittsfield Airport to Have Runway Repaved; Solar Array Installed
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The airport is expected to be shut down for 85 days this spring for the reconstruction of the main runway.   The City Council's Finance Subcommittee voted affirmatively on the borrowing to repave both of the airport's runways. The total project will cost $6.9 million, which is 95 percent paid for
ArtWeek to Launch Across Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek will present its largest season lineup ever. The award-winning creative festival will offer more than 500 events from April 27-May 6 — more than double the size of the 2017 festival. For the first time, ArtWeek events will take place
Berkshires Beat: Sen. Hinds Reads Aloud to Young Children in Pittsfield
Time to Read Dr. Brian Dempsey is sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription for the parents: "Read aloud to your children every day." In support of that effort, Sen. Adam Hinds visited the pediatrician's office on April 20, not only to cheer him on, but to practice what doctors
Biz Briefs: Nonprofit Center Names Award Finalists
The finalists are ... The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has announced the names of the 21 finalists for the Berkshire Nonprofit Awards. The winners in each of seven categories will be announced at the first Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, May 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Tickets for the
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