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Is It Illegal To Not Have A Fence Around Your Pool In Massachusetts?

Summer is approaching fast and I have the joy of swimming pools on the brain. You know what is better than having a pool? A friend who has a pool! 😂🏊‍♂️. Pools are expensive and are a lot of work, and here in Massachusetts you can only really enjoy them for about four months, ok, maybe five. Memorial Day to Labor Day is the unwritten rule, right?
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MA Residents Should Be Aware of Baby Formula Shortage Related Scam

As you have been hearing and reading in the media lately, there is a baby formula shortage currently taking place and Massachusetts is feeling the effect of the shortage. As a matter of fact, according to an article published by WBUR, baby formula was out of stock in 43% of Massachusetts stores in the first week of May. There's no doubt that Massachusetts parents are in major need of baby formula.
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Massachusetts Congratulates A Trifecta Of Winners Who Won $300 Thousand

They say you got to to be in it to win it! Recently, a trio of lottery winners throughout the Bay state have picked up a cool $100 thousand in prize money and one of the lucky tickets from the Massachusetts Millionaire's Club was sold right here in south county at The Shell gas station on Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington. The other two winners: A Mass cash ticket that was purchased at Dick's Variety north in Salisbury and King Liquors in Lowell rewarded a patron with a winning $15 Million Money Maker ticket, even though the top prize was not won, the 100 grand is STILL a nice chunk of change. I'm envious for sure, but I better find some extra one dollar bills and try to get in on the winning. Any extra money these days would come in very handy for sure!
MASSACHUSETTS STATE

What is the Most Popular Holiday in Massachusetts?

With Memorial Day approaching we were curious about the popularity of each holiday. There are legit national holidays commemorating veterans…the country’s independence…for those that made the ultimate sacrifice…religious holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Easter. There are those “special days” to celebrate love, the Irish, and moms and dads to mention a few.
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Eric Clapton Announces Short U.S. Tour Beginning in September

Sept. 8 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center. Wednesday 05/18/22 The Who - T.D. Garden – Boston. Thursday 05/28/22 The Who - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Bethel NY. Friday 05/20/22 Garth Brooks – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough MA. Saturday 05/21/22 Garth Brooks –...
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Berkshire Residents Could Be Cast in a Feature Film, Earn $686 Per Day

I remember about 20 years ago, in the early 2000s when there was a casting call in Williamstown for the Anthony Hopkins film 'The Human Stain.' Basically, the production crew was looking for people that wanted to be extras in the film. My wife (then girlfriend) and I who both lived in the northern Berkshires at the time thought it would be fun to throw our hats in and sign up. Little did we know, there were many other Berkshire Couty residents who had the same idea.
BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA

Third Thursday Festival Returns to The Berkshires This Week

Third Thursday is back for summer 2022! The downtown festival will return this Thursday, May 19 from 5-8 pm on the Common on First Street after a two-year hiatus. This Thursday's festivities will highlight entertainment on the mainstage while activities, food, and vendors fill the park. It is the first of four seasonal events with a more artisan and creative format.
PITTSFIELD, MA

Is it Legal in Massachusetts for Pets and Humans to Be Buried Together?

One thing that is hard to argue is that residents throughout Massachusetts love their pets, particularly their dogs. When I was a kid, there was a couple from Massachusetts I knew that couldn't have children. They loved their dogs so much that they treated their pups as if they were their kids. Whether someone can have children or not, there's no doubt that some Massachusetts folks treat their dogs as human members of the family, and why not?
MASSACHUSETTS STATE

MA Fire Officials: Mulch Fires Are Common This Time Of Year

This is the time of year when most people in Massachusetts are spending a lot of time outside, beautifying their yards. One of the things we pretty much all use to do this is garden mulch. And as nice as it makes our yards look, did you know that mulch can significantly increase the risk of structure fire? That is... if you don't take the proper precautions.

A Quartet Of Fine Feathered Friends Are Back In Massachusetts

It is safe to say that those of the four legged variety are much more content in their natural habitat. Case in point: A quartet of barred owls have made their return to The Bay State, thanks to the assistance of a retired member of Massachusetts' Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Home. 81 year old Tom Ricardi remains active in a post he held for almost four decades. He is based in neighboring Conway which is situated in Franklin county, just east of the beautiful Berkshires and ironically these birds did not have far to go as they made an all important pit stop before their final journey took them to Deerfield.
DEERFIELD, MA

Is it Beer Pong? The #1 Drinking Game in Massachusetts is…

With Memorial Day two weeks away and beautiful spring and summer weather ahead, that means BBQs and parties are in our future. It no longer matters how old you are. There’s a trend across the country among all demographics to get the party started with a traditional drinking game. Drinking games aren't just for college students anymore.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted Until 8PM

Unfortanenlty sky-gazers were not able to check out the total lunar eclipse last night in the Berkshires because of the cloud cover and rain. Although mostly sunny today Berkshire County could get hit with a severe thunderstorm this afternoon or early evening. The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8 pm.