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Berkshire Innovation Center Hitting Number of Funding Hurdles
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The plans for the Berkshire Innovation Center have hit a number of financing snags.   On Tuesday, the City Council was informed that the city did not receive a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency that was eyed to improve the gateway to the William Stanley Business Park and the Berkshire
The Independent Investor: Let's Have a Jewelry Party
Contrary to all the present and future trends in retailing, multilevel marketing (MLM) is still alive and well in this country. Exactly what is MLM and why are so many Americans enamored with hitting up their friends and relatives in an effort to succeed at personal retailing? MLM is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is
Stop Ignoring Recall Letters From Auto Manufacturers
Over the past two years, 113 million vehicles have been recalled by manufacturers. According to, that’s approximately one of every four cars on the road being recalled. This does not mean cars are any less safe than in the past; in fact, industry experts feel that cars are safer than ever before. It’s just that
Berkshires Beat: Honoring Downing On His Way Out
More praise: State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) received awards from advocates for the Massachusetts tourism industry and advocates for clean energy in two ceremonies at the State House earlier this month. Downing, a former chair and current vice chairman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, was
Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Give Veterans Reserved Parking
Park place: In honor of National Military Appreciation Month in May, Lee Premium Outlets unveiled two reserved Veteran/Military parking spaces with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 20. U.S. Army Recruitment Officers Staff Sgt. Aaron Pierce and Sgt. First Class Kenneth Rosado were in attendance along with representatives from various local
Berkshire Scenic Begins Summer Season Memorial Weekend
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With several blasts of the train whistle, the Hoosac Valley Service's Budd Car 6126 moved along the backways of the city at a dignified 10 mph. The ride from North Adams to Adams on Friday night was a precursor of the scenic rail line's first full summer season in North County — and a sneak peak for
United Way Ends 'Day of Caring' With Dance Party
A total of 50 book houses have been installed throughout Berkshire County. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hundreds of people shook it up on the dance floor at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday night.   The dance party Friday night capped of the Berkshire United Way's Day of Caring during which dozens go businesses
Bay State Games Girls Basketball Tryouts Set
WESTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Tryouts for the Bay State Games Western Massachusetts girls basketball team will begin on Thursday, May 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hampshire Regional High School.   The tryouts will be held over four dates, which include one at North Adams’ McCann Tech on Wednesday, June 22, from 6 to 8
'The Meddler': Mommy Nosiest
If you believe that contemporary movies are too full of gratuitous violence, non-stop action and inundating special effects, then you might call director-writer Lorene Scafaria's "The Meddler" the exception that proves the rule. Starring Susan Sarandon as Marnie Minervini, the loving helicopter mom who just can't keep out
Hinds Tours Local Businesses, Stumps On Economic Development
Fire Cider owner Dana St. Pierre said his company is in the market for a commercial kitchen in Pittsfield but the available real estate is making it difficult. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seth Nash initially scoffed at the idea of paying a consultant to come in and look at his business operations to find more
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