28th annual walk to prevent homelessness honors Construct Inc.’s Executive Director Cara Davis

Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 - Amid the prosperity and singular culture of the Berkshires, it was clear that affordable housing was beyond the reach of many residents and workers, especially minorities. “Our homeless are invisible, hidden ... Being with people in crisis is a very, very profound experience and I honor that. It’s always a privilege and an honor to sit and talk with [the population Construct serves] to try and come up with solutions.” --- Cara Davis, Construct Inc. director, who is stepping down after 26 years

BerkShares Business of the Month: Hosta Hill

Friday, 16 Oct 2015 - Maddie Elling and Abe Hunrichs of Hosta Hill were intrigued with recipes from Sandor Katz’s "Wild Fermentation," and excited by the opportunity to dig up ancient traditions and experiment with them in the 21st century.


Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 - This revival of interest in fermentation is not unique to the Berkshires. Fermentation workshops and festivals are happening all over the country, from Boston to Oregon.

Stormwater runoff still poses threat to quality of Housatonic River

Friday, 24 Jul 2015 - It is “disappointing” that while there will be some drainage improvements to Great Barrington’s Main Street from the reconstruction project, there aren’t more significant changes. He expressed concern about a large stormwater pipe that releases into the river, near the skateboard park off Bridge Street. ---Landscape designer Craig Okerstrom-Lang

Photograph of the Week

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 - While photographer Michael Kalish was taking photographs of the circus Friday evening, the Zoppe Family Circus crew invited him to travel with them. He is still pondering the invitation.