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Three Berkshire Communities Could Benefit as 'Opportunity Zones'
BOSTON — The Berkshires' three largest communities — the cities of North Adams and Pittsfield, and the town of Adams  — are in the pipeline to become federally designated Opportunity Zones.    Gov. Charlie Baker submitted the state's Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Treasury Department
BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor Society
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will hold an induction ceremony for students joining the Xi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Tuesday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Boland Theatre of the Koussevitzky Arts Center on the college's main campus in Pittsfield. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank President Named to Federal Reserve Bank Council
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has announced the appointment of J. Jay Anderson, president and CEO of the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, to the bank's First District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Board. Established by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2010, the CDIACs in the 12 Federal
Sixteen BCC Students Receive Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Sixteen Berkshire Community College science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors have been awarded a 2017-18 Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship totaling $49,000. The BCC students who have received this scholarship award are: Shawna Axenroth, Brianna Christman, Jonathan Daly, Tara DiNicola, Ivan
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 20-26
SAT Funkdation Hip Hop Festival of the Berkshires The Funkdation Hip Hop Festival of the Berkshires returns for another year! Youth breakdancing battles will begin at 3 p.m., with a performance by Nostalgia at 6 p.m., and adult breaking battles starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum. Child
Berkshires Near Economic Development District Designation
The committee is considering if it should revamp the projects list created in 2012. It's missing some big projects and there is a question whether it should only include those that create jobs or also quality of life. Above, part of the massive Williams College science center that is still under construction. PITTSFIELD,
The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are Unpopular Among Americans
Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the Republicans are still not able to convince most Americans that the tax cut benefits anyone but the rich and the corporations they own. Maybe, we are not as dumb as they think we are.   An April poll by Gallup indicated that 51 percent of Americans disapproved of
Former Berkshire Place to Transform Back to Independent Senior Living
The 130-year-old building at the corner of South and East Housatonic streets, is being transformed into senior living units. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After opening a brand-new $10 million building on South Street, Berkshire Place is now planning to renovate and transform its former home back into independent
PEDA Working Through Minutiae to Get BIC Up and Running
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The PEDA board approved a series of agreements on Wednesday that are hoped to tie up the legal documentation required for the Berkshire Innovation Center.   The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has long had a ground lease in place for the Berkshire Innovation Center. But as the project has
Keep Your Investment 'Ecosystem' Healthy
April 22 is Earth Day. First observed in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into an international celebration, with nearly 200 countries holding events to support clean air, clean water and other measures to protect our planet. As an investor, what lessons can you learn from this special day? Consider the following: * Avoid
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