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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on CMC:Berkshires—where science plus kindness equals change

Now in its 10th year, the Center for Motivation and Change provides comprehensive, cutting-edge, research-supported treatment for people struggling with substances or trauma in its New Marlborough facility.

Meals and messages: Two students provide nourishment for Berkshire healthcare workers

We provided 110 wraps from Guido’s Fresh Marketplace to every staff member at the Cancer Center in Pittsfield.

Coronavirus Live Local Updates

This page will be updated regularly, including on nights and weekends, to keep Edge readers apprised of the latest information locally on the COVID-19 pandemic.

No one goes hungry: Food pantry shifts into overdrive to feed growing need

Nobody’s selling apples on the corner for a nickel yet, but you can be sure the need has never been greater — not in anyone’s memory younger than 90.

In the market for food: An entrepreneur prospers through the pandemic

Widener had already started a delivery business, the Berkshire Valet, and last year launched its MealGopher unit, which delivered meals from area restaurants to boarding school students in Berkshire County and Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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.

Student trip to Dominican Republic raises awareness, gratitude for other cultures

The students immersed themselves in Dominican life, each taking on a different role.

Egremont Green News: Neighbors join plastic-reduction challenge

Instead of over-eating or over-drinking or over-spending, this healthy-living campaign targeted the over-abundance of plastic.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

Now we have a better understanding about what racing does to horses. It’s a bad idea.

Barrington Brewery’s Gary Happ and Andrew Mankin celebrated as Chamber’s 2019 Business Persons of the Year

Two local entrepreneurs show what a successful partnership can do for a business and for the community.

All in the family: Celebrating 40 years of Guido’s

It’s no accident that Guido’s is considered the premiere purveyor of quality produce in Berkshire County. Locals to the Berkshires largely regard the store as a gem, as do visitors from near and far.

Egremont Green News: Egremont’s exemplary environmental achievements

By chipping away at our waste line and energy consumption, we hope our local efforts are joining a larger, worldwide movement.

Rebranded Berkshire Food Co-op opens in new digs at Powerhouse Square

The Co-op's new headquarters will bring the organization even further from its humble roots. The Co-op started as a buying club and opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in 1981 in the granary building on Rosseter Street.

Business Briefs: BCC hospitality, culinary program; Fairview acknowledged for excellence; Berkshire Blueprint 2.0; nurse practitioner publishes scholarly paper; new Salisbury Bank executive officers

Fairview Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Proliferation of pot shops in Great Barrington prompts questions about social justice

"Ultimately, it costs so much money for people to start these businesses, that it's just another way for rich people to make more money. That's not a great thing for a town that touts itself as progressive." -- Great Barrington Selectboard member Kate Burke

Animal agriculture in winter: What farmers do when they’re not growing greens

“We don’t see as much agriculture here as you would in a different part of the country,” Sean Stanton explained; as a result, “you end up with people wondering why the cows are outside in the snow and not understanding how their systems work.”

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