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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: Berkshire Trendsetter Awards; Downtown Pittsfield fall cleanup; cultural council deadline; home-buying seminar; Flying Cloud board members

In accordance with Mass Cultural Council guidelines, a deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15, has been set for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants for 2020 that support cultural activities in the community.

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

Business Briefs: Cultural Facilities Fund grant for CATA; Rock Shark wearable art; Qomunicate Publishing at Berkshire Pride; business start-up seminar; BCC invites public comment

Comedian/producer and Berkshires native McQueen Adams recently launched TheBerks.co, a website of wearable art featuring the Rock Shark boulder.

Rockwell Museum Young Leaders Program seeks current eighth-grade students in Berkshire County

Museum staff in the curatorial, visitor services, accounting, education, development, digital media and marketing departments are eager to connect with students and work with them through their high school years.

Business Briefs: Silver Solutions expansion; Paid Family Medical Leave sessions; Williams Inn to open; grants for the Mahaiwe; Salisbury bank Community Day

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center recently received grants totaling $114,000 in support of its 2019 community outreach and inclusion efforts.

Business Briefs: Catherine’s Chocolates changes hands; GoodWorks acquires Infinity Hall; educational enrichment grants; Velez is Latina Leader; grants for Oldtone Productions; Smith joins Berkshire...

The Eagle Fund, in partnership with its sister endowment, Janet's Fund, recently awarded more than $54,000 in grants to programs benefiting students in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District.

Community radio station sees rebirth, hopes to Kickstart its bank account

The idea is that live programmers will be working in front of the window in much the same fashion as they did in the television show “Northern Exposure” and its fictitious AM station, KBHR.

Young Choreographers Initiative performance to express students’ feelings around sexual assault, consent, gender

For these choreographers, the dance studio has become a veritable incubation space. It is the opportunity to explore what matters most, regardless of where they are in physical space, that gives rise to crucial conversations.

Officials celebrate Great Barrington’s newly formed cultural district

Town officials say the new cultural district will engage in marketing and communication efforts such as cultural district signage and brochures. District officials will also develop a shared calendar of events and promote downtown activities and businesses.

Great Barrington prepares to celebrate its new cultural district

When the idea of a cultural council was first floated early this year, town officials emphasized that applying for the designation will cost the town nothing and that anyone whose property is included in a cultural district will face no additional limitations on the use of that property. 

News Briefs: Amatul-Wadud in Sheffield; FY19 conference budget report approved; Mass. solar, wind power increase

Among the issues Amatul-Wadud is raising in her run for Congress are climate change; universal public education; and affordable, high-speed internet access for every resident of the 1st Congressional District.

Business Briefs: Restoration grant for Shays’ Rebellion monument; Davis joins Mill Renaissance LLC; Red Lion Inn artist residency; Cultural Facilities Fund grant for CATA;...

Davis will report directly to principal developer Jeffrey N. Cohen on projects including a $70 million revitalization of the historic Eagle Mill in Lee and the revitalization of the Spinning Mill, a 225,000-square-foot mill in Adams.

News Briefs: House budget victories for 4th Berkshire District, environment; budget boosts funding for programs, services; Senate passes credit protection bill

The Massachusetts Senate voted to pass a bill designed to protect the personal information of consumers in the case of data breaches like the one seen at Equifax, and provide free credit freezes for all consumers.

Great Barrington eyeing creation of cultural district; officials see ‘tremendous benefit’

Town officials say the initiative is consistent with Great Barrington's economic development priorities, which place a strong emphasis on strengthening and marketing the diverse set of cultural destinations in the heart of town.

Berkshire Museum should honor donor intent, support public trust

No fewer than four financial experts have agreed that the Museum’s need is not dire as claimed. We therefore advocate vigorous fundraising instead of liquidating the collection.
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