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The Independent Investor: The Elephant in the Room
By Bill Schmick,
03:27PM / Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Mid-term elections are less than two weeks away. Issues, for the most part, have fallen by the wayside as pure politics runs amuck. No wonder voter turnout is traditionally so poor in this midterm madness.

Republicans are running against an unpopular president and are expected to sweep both houses of Congress. All they have to do is keep the focus on President Obama while mobilizing their die-hard base.  That strategy appears to be highly effective so why worry about mundane things like issues? After all, if voters don't care, why should they?

Both parties' campaigns are now dictated by whatever voters are worrying about on a day-by-day basis.  The fear of an ebola

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Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween 2014
03:52PM / Monday, October 20, 2014
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Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on Halloween, unless otherwise noted. Those towns in orange have not been confirmed so check back. If you don't see your town listed and you know the hours, let us know at info@iberkshires.com or 413-663-3384, Ext. 29, or if your organization is holding something Halloween related.


Adams: 5:30 to 7; Adams Lions Club holds its annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4:30, beginning from Adams Community Bank and marching to the gazebo for judging and awards. Hot

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BerkshireWorks Plans Events in Honor of Veterans
12:38PM / Monday, October 20, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — BerkshireWorks Career Center will be offering a number of special events in honor of Veterans during the month of November.

All workshops, classes and events are free of charge and held at the Career Center, unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:

* Monday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.: Resume Writing Workshop   

* Friday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.: NAMI Veterans Expo (at the Crowne Plaza)

* Monday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.: Interviewing Workshop  

* Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.: On-the-Job Training Workshop

* Monday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.: Dress for Success Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Job Fair for Vets

BerkshireWorks partners with a number of

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Area Democrats Making Final Push For November Election
By Andy McKeever,
01:21PM / Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Maura Healey is running for attorney general but she isn't just focused on her own campaign.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As Maura Healey's campaign for Attorney General enters the final weeks leading up to the November general election, the candidate is rallying the vote.

But not for herself.

On Saturday, Healey rallied area Democrats and volunteers for Martha Coakley's campaign for governor.    "Seven years ago Martha Coakley gave me he opportunity of a lifetime. She scooped me out of private practice and made me head of her civil right's division. She empowered me and she empowered others in that office to go out every day and

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Shakespeare & Company Head 'Excited' for Future
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com
10:13PM / Saturday, October 18, 2014
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LENOX, Mass. — After a brief retreat, the new director of Shakespeare & Company is ready to move forward.   Five days after announcing the abrupt and unexplained departure of the company's artisitic director of five years, S&Co.'s recently appointed executive director and president said he is looking to the future.   And to help plan that future, Rick Dildine and about a dozen artists and administrators from the 36-year-old theater venue held a two-day staff retreat over Columbus Day weekend.   "It was a wonderful time away together," Dildine said in a telephone interview last week. "It was exciting. And it really got me excited about the

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@theMarket: So far, So Good
By Bill Schmick,
03:35PM / Saturday, October 18, 2014
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This week's behavior in the stock market went according to plan. We broke through several technical supports, reached a fairly critical level, and then bounced back. However, October isn't over and the probability that we experience more downside remains high. Here's my take on the week ahead.

Readers who read my column last week were prepared for the S&P 500 Index to break its 200-day moving average at 1,905. I expected prices to overshoot on the downside and they did The S&P 500 Index dropped further to an intraday low of 1,820 on Tuesday. That was thirty points lower than my best guess. But before the end of the day on Wednesday, the markets rebounded to close above

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Egremont Hosts Final FireFighters' Steak Roast of the Year
By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires
02:44AM / Saturday, October 18, 2014
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The Egremont Fire Department is holding its annual Steak Roast on Sunday with help from local chefs Terry Moore and Dan Smith.

EGREMONT, Mass. — Fare at firefighter fundraising events range from pancake breakfasts to chicken barbecues and steak roasts.

Savoy used to do a lobster dinner and Lenox Dale has begun a kielbasa and shrimp boil. But the last firefighter's meal of the year this Sunday is prepared and cooked by chef-owners of local fine restaurants.

Every year since 1982, on the Sunday afternoon following the Columbus Day weekend, Terry Moore of The Old Mill creates the Egremont Volunteer Fire Department's steak roast.

He sources and orders and shops for the

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Downing Sponsors Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest
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03:30PM / Friday, October 17, 2014
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State Sen. Benjamin Downing at last year's Toys for Tots reception.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  State Sen. Benjamin Downing wants to show off the talents of a local school child through his annual Christmas cards.

The senator mails out some 3,500 greeting cards each year to friends, family, supporters and colleagues across Massachusetts. This year he is asking local youth to design his card for him. The senator will choose the submission he thinks is the best and the artwork will be the cover for all of this year's greeting cards.

“This year I am sponsoring a holiday greeting card contest for students in grades three through eight,” Downing

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Are We There Yet?: Enjoy a Quiet Fall Weekend
By Rebecca Dravis,
02:08PM / Friday, October 17, 2014
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It's a quiet mid-autumn weekend in the Berkshires.

It might rain Saturday, Oct. 18, so there are a couple of indoor options for family fun. First, the Berkshire Athenaeum will join Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for a “Fun with Fall” playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program will include exploring, tasting, and reading about apples. Parents and children will also be able to complete an art activity as well as interact with various levels of math, literacy, and science stations. This event is geared toward children ages 2 to 5 but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend.

This event is free, no registration is required but children under 10 must be

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The Independent Investor: OPEC's Oil Ploy
By Bill Schmick,
01:29PM / Friday, October 17, 2014
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Over the last four months, Americans have received an early Christmas present. The price of oil has dropped precipitously, benefiting both corporations as well as the consumer. But that could be a two-edged sword for this nation.

Brent crude, the global oil benchmark in the futures market, has declined 23 percent since its June price of $115 per barrel. Today it is trading below $83 per barrel, providing an enormous windfall in cost savings for all of us. The retail price of gasoline has dropped 15 percent during the same time period to a national average of $3.17 a gallon. Every one-cent decline in gas prices equals about a $1 billion drop in energy spending, according to economists. So

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