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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.

Local schools to provide access to food during summer months

When county schools closed March 13, Jenny Schwartz quickly became a liaison of sorts between schools and community partners, with representatives from about 15 groups who have been meeting regularly via Zoom to gain traction on the myriad challenges surrounding food insecurity.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Scherff joins Red Lion Inn; Hylan joins CHP; ‘Volunteers Matter’; Salisbury Bank promotions

The workshop will share information, best practices and tools to help organizations re-envision how they utilize the skills and time of volunteers as well as provide examples of systems that support effective volunteer management.

News Brief: Berkshire Waldorf School, CHP partner for food drive

Those dropping off in person will enjoy some seasonal cheer, as the school’s May pole will be wrapped with spring colors and school musicians will provide live music during the entire food drive.

Masked heroes of the Berkshires

Join us in a round of applause for front line heroes, hidden behind their masks.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hancock Shaker Village refocuses; ‘Banking During COVID-19’; Chase-Rey joins CHP; Flying Cloud virtual education; Salisbury Bank employee awards

The panel will share information about the variety of services and support they are providing and the ways in which businesses can prepare and apply for the available resource pools.

Informal bunches of do-gooders: Good news in Berkshire County as of March 23, 2020

Berkshire County has been gearing up to support her more vulnerable citizens who have lost work, can’t leave their homes or are otherwise struggling with the vast new restrictions on everyday life.

Heightened food insecurity spreads amid COVID-19 outbreak

A growing sea of similar stories that swell amid these trying times - when kids are out of school, parents are out of work, and the infrastructure of community that so many rely upon in order to survive feels tenuous at best.

Business Briefs: Emergency loans for small businesses; Heddinger joins CATA; CHP hires Moro; Bisaccio joins Lee Bank

The $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19.

BMC employees under self-quarantine as local officials grapple with response to coronavirus

In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday's selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Giving spirit of the People’s Pantry

People of all descriptions shop at the Pantry and some don’t speak English. The Pantry has translators who can help. When a new client shows up, a volunteer will escort them around and talk about the availability of different items.

Mobile food bank answer to area food insecurity

The program reaches underserved populations throughout western Massachusetts that don’t have access to healthy foods, including families, seniors and children.

Local health officials on the coronavirus: Caution and common sense

"The likelihood of getting the flu virus — and dying from it — is far more likely than getting novel coronavirus at this time,” says Dr. Everett Lamm of Community Health Programs.

Business Briefs: Roe Jan Brewing opens; CHP physical therapist; retirement planning seminar; BFAIR promotion; Interprint Tech Session

Roe Jan Brewing Company opens doors Hillsdale, N.Y. -- Roe Jan Brewing Company opened its doors Feb. 5, unveiling a starting lineup of beer and...

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

‘No Visible Bruises’ presentation to highlight the prevalence of violence against women

The book is ultimately a manifesto that turns a regressive notion about the causes of domestic violence on its head by illustrating domestic violence as a public health problem with solutions.
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