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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

Stewart defeated but Sears, Silvers returned to SBRSD school committee as vote tallies delayed in Sheffield

In an interview, Bonnie Silvers, who currently chairs the school committee, said the third Sheffield seat will be settled in a few days.

Egremont selectman offers his choices for School Committee

In his letter George McGurn writes: “We want to give parents and community members a reason to engage, not disengage. Bright, energetic, serious, working people are stepping forward.”

As SBRSD elections take shape, questions persist about district personnel and sustainability

It does appear that a generational challenge is in the offing for the Nov. 6 elections. A flyer distributed throughout the district refers to a "clean slate for SBRSD school committee" and flatly states that "the candidates support the right of all the towns to have their elementary schools."

Bits & Bytes: ‘Live from the Guthrie Center: The Talkin’ Series’; ‘Tarzan’ at Berkshire Theatre Group; ‘Heirloom by Design’; ‘Boundaries’ art show

'Heirloom by Design' will feature Berkshire artisans and be complemented by a lineup of local food vendors, acoustic musicians and poets, kid-friendly activities, and a full day of delicious workshops in the Greylock WORKS kitchen.

Bits & Bytes: ‘City and Country’ talk; TEDxYouth at Mount Everett; Berkshire Playwrights Lab gala; ‘Dinner and a Movie’ with CDC

A celebration of 11 years of original plays, expanded programming and affordable professional theater, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab gala evening will include light dinner fare, a silent auction and a short surprise performance.

Candidates for Great Barrington Selectboard, Finance Committee, ZBA present their platforms

The six candidates for Great Barrington Selectboard range from two men and one woman who have been on the scene for a long time to younger office seekers looking for generational change on the board.

United Way grant for Flying Cloud a ‘dream come true’ for educating young women in science

Flying Cloud Institute has just received $25,000 from Berkshire United Way to support its Young Women in Science after-school and summer programs reaching more than 360 girls in grades 3 to 12 from Sheffield to Pittsfield.

Flying Cloud Institute appoints new executive director

Maria Rundle is currently the director of development at Gould Farm in Monterey, where she has worked since 2008. Initially managing the childcare program, Rundle was promoted to her current position in 2012 where she has raised a substantial portion of Gould Farm’s annual budget.

Business Briefs: Flying Cloud founder to step down; BTCF summer grants; name change for Donovan & O’Connor

As Flying Cloud’s founder and first executive director, Jane Burke has overseen the organization’s growth from an inventive experiment on a family farm in New Marlborough to an effective educational force reaching more than 3,500 young people.

Bits & Bytes: ThunderFest; Berkshire Award; Winter Melt dance party; MMRHS pops concert; prison symposium at Williams College

The Monument Mountain Regional High School concert at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is part of the bands' celebration of national Music in Our Schools Month.

Flying Cloud Institute: Remaking education for Berkshire students

“We take ourselves into schools because that’s where you can change the way education is delivered. You have to be in the schools to change them.” --- Jane Burke, founder and director of Flying Cloud Insitute.

Edge forum identifies high-speed Internet as key to Berkshire economic future

Stockbridge — Twenty years from now in the Berkshires, what infrastructure will we wish we had put in place to keep the area thriving, expand...
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