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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

Business Briefs: CHP receives grant; Esko to manage Co-op expansion; nonprofit storytelling workshop; grant for Albany Berkshire Ballet; new Taconic Music board, staff members

The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation, $12 million of which will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.

Berkshire Co-op Market meets $1.3 million fundraising goal, construction on new ‘Powerhouse’ store starts this fall

Over the course of the fundraising campaign, 150 Co-op members/owners have made loans ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.

Berkshire Co-op campaign going ‘gangbusters’

The Coop has never missed a financial obligation in its 35-year-plus history. “When you invest in the Coop, you are investing in the community.” -- Berkshire Coop General Manager Daniel Esko

Powerhouse Square developer gets special permit for GB complex; new Co-op groundbreaking to start soon

Developers Michael Charles and Brian Cohan are still due for their site plan review at the planning board and will continue to work with the historical commission. They will also collaborate with the town on a number of conditions attached to the permit. The Powerhouse Square project is expected to break ground by summer.

Powerhouse Square critical to keep Co-op in downtown, market manager says

According to the Berkshire Co-op Market's general manager Daniel Esko, if the store has to leave the downtown to expand, both the town and its residents would lose a valuable resource.

Letter to editor: New Berkshire Co-op design is flawed

In her letter to the editor, Beth Carlson writes: “This looks like a big supermarket store. The design does not incorporate the concept of a community gathering place, one of the essential functions of the Co-op.”

Business Briefs: Berkshire Co-Op Market to offer new discounts; ‘Buy Local’ workshops; grant application workshop; grants for Ventfort Hall; public session for Williams Inn...

The Co-op will extend its current discount for seniors who are Co-op owners so that it applies to all seniors who shop at the Co-op whether or not they are Co-op owners. The 10 percent senior discount, which will also take effect on Oct. 1.

Co-op calls Green Tea Party flyers deceptive, untruthful

In a letter to the editor, Co-op manager Daniel Esko writes: "We have asked representatives of the Green Tea Party to change the text of their communications and remove any previously posted flyers and statements... As of the writing of this letter, no changes have been made."

BerkShares Business of the Month: Berkshire Co-op Market

Owned and governed by the people who shop there, the Co-op can adapt to community needs.

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