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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Race Brook Lodge quarantine program; small business survey; new Berkshire Music School executive director; new BCC faculty, staff

The survey will help CDCSB focus professional technical assistance to businesses where they most need it in order to weather the economic impact of the pandemic.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Berkshire Paraphernalia Pack; virtual town hall; Williamstown Farmers Market online; Tree Seed Photo Challenge

Representing the community, public and private higher education sectors, the panel will share the impacts felt, tactics utilized and outlook ahead as it pertains to higher education in the Berkshires and beyond.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: CATA launches online programs; CDC awarded tax credits; BBG welcomes Turnbull; nonprofit workshops; PPP at Salisbury Bank

Gov. Charlie Baker recently awarded the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire an allotment of the 2020 Community Investment Tax Credit Program in the amount of $150,000.

Affordable Housing Trust apologizes for lack of communication about development plan

If approved, the town wouldn't close on the property until July. If taxpayers rejected the funding, then there would be no project at all, or the trust would have to identify another site.

With financing secured, 100 Bridge Street affordable housing project moves forward

The closing is the culmination of the complex funding process from 14 separate local, state, federal and private funding sources.

Affordable housing misconceptions addressed

In a letter to the editor, Jonathan Hankin writes, "The Trust has a binding purchase and sale agreement that is contingent upon approval of the funding for the purchase by the May Annual Town Meeting."

Great Barrington’s cannabis quandary: What to do with that pot revenue?

Proposals for how to use the cannabis revenue windfall will be discussed by the selectboard and the finance committee in the upcoming deliberations for next year's budget, with voters having the final say on how to spend free cash at the annual town meeting in May.

Housatonic School: Fact and fiction

The truth is that a mixed-use of affordable housing and commercial was and remains a viable option for Housatonic School.

Barrington panel eyes Housatonic School as site for office condos or child care

Economic development committee Chairman Steve Picheny wanted an update from town manager Mark Pruhenski on the environmental status of the building and then solicited thoughts from committee members about what uses they thought would suit the empty building.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2019; Community at Bat; black history heritage hike; First Fridays Artswalk; adult education classes

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will hold its third annual Community at Bat charity softball game Sunday, September 8, at Memorial Field Park on Bridge Street.

Business Briefs: ‘The Barrington Stage Experience’; cannabis certification; RSYP apprenticeships; Salisbury Bank donates to CDC; Place Corps at Hawthorne Valley

Berkshire Community College is launching a one-year cannabis certificate program designed to provide students with skills and knowledge to work professionally in the areas of cannabis cultivation, processing, preparation, retail and outreach.

Site preparation begins at 100 Bridge St. in advance of CDC housing project construction

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire executive director Tim Geller said he expects environmental remediation to begin late this month and construction on the apartments to commence in late October.

Town Hall Briefs: Town seeks input on Housatonic School; 100 Bridge Street gets final approvals; troubled Lake Mansfield Road to see a repaving

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire can finally proceed with its plan to build an affordable housing complex at 100 Bridge Street after receiving the go-ahead from the selectboard.

Contrary to rumors, sales of Powerhouse Square units proceeding as planned, developer says

Now that the model units are open, Benchmark Development principal Charles said he expects to reconnect with prior contacts and hold regular open houses.

Business Briefs: National Dance Presenters’ Forum; Berkshire Bank donates to CDCSB; Fitch Ratings upgrades Kimball Farms; Berkshire United Way community investments

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to the CDCSB.

Grayhouse is rebuffed, as selectmen ‘reboot’ process of Housatonic School reuse

"I feel like I would like more of guarantee that you can actually move forward with financing it. It doesn't give me a lot of feeling that this could happen." -- Great Barrington Selectboard member Leigh Davis
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