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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: ‘Reimagining America’ series; COVID-19, mental health webinar; HDC artist funding; Olmstead Awards for schools

Williams College has announced its 2020 bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development.

News Briefs: Education task force planning effort; Harrington backs ‘People’s Justice Guarantee’

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington supports the “People’s Justice Guarantee” resolution unveiled by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Dorchester.

NEWS BRIEF: Pignatelli honored as Project 351 service hero ambassador

Project 351 annually honors 45 inspirational service heroes by name recognition through a team of eight to 10 selected Massachusetts student ambassadors.

Progressive movements conference calls for unity to confront contemporary crises

Emerging social justice movements represent a collective response to compounding crises. The challenge is bringing all of these movements together and maintaining unity among diverse groups working on what are seen as separate issues.

Gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez pledges to stop expansion of gas pipelines, urges investment in renewable energy

When asked about one of the biggest, and longest running, environmental issues in the Berkshires—cleaning up the Housatonic River from PCB pollution dumped decades ago by General Electric—Gonzalez said he agrees with local communities and the EPA that the toxins should be “safely disposed offsite.”
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