THE DEVELOPER (Part Two): Alander’s Ian Rasch champions a ‘mixed-income’ downtown. But who’s likely to rent his upscale apartments?

Developer Ian Rasch says his formula for acquisition and redevelopment will enable Alander to contribute to a “mixed-income” downtown in Great Barrington. How accurate that is, and what it means for affordable and workforce housing, may depend in part on whether the town steps up soon with effective housing policy, financial resources, or both.

Berkshire Busk! closes second season

“I think people keep coming back to The Berkshire Busk! because everyone keeps having fun,” event founder and co-organizer Eugene Carr said of the event whose season came to a close on Saturday, September 3. “This is a great way to see all of your neighbors and meet with your friends. It’s great that the community comes alive at night here in Great Barrington.”