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Architect Dream House

Global Home – An architect’s dream for sustainable and modern living

Up on a hill, in an area above Black Rock Turnpike, a neighborhood lined with new construction and modest 1960s Capes has a dramatic new neighbor. The contemporary design of this Romanock Road home is the creation of its owner,… Read More
import replacement

Import Replacement – Ways to strengthen local economies

Steve Oakes had no idea he was contributing to strategic import replacement when he opened Green Apple Linen in Pittsfield. Instead, the real estate entrepreneur was intrigued by a specific business opportunity that, in a way, fell into his lap.… Read More
Tax incentitives

TIF For Tax – Incentives for Small Business Growth

Small businesses are the core of the Berkshire economy. These companies comprise more than half of the county’s employer establishments, with more than 2,700 employers staffing fewer than 10 people. To survive and to thrive, many need to expand—but expansions… Read More
Shared Work Space

Growing Trend of Sharing Work Space

Gig workers, freelancers, moonlighters, and independent contractors now account for more than a third of the U.S. workforce, and 42 million Americans are expected to be self-employed by 2020. These statistics reflect not only the swelling Millennial workforce, but the… Read More
Frances Jones-Sneed

Ten Minutes With Frances Jones-Sneed — MCLA Professor and Historian

Frances Jones-Sneed has walked along the Housatonic River, finding and telling the stories of black men and women in the Berkshires who have reshaped this country since this country began. These people have influenced each other, and this place has… Read More
Mombies

MOMbies – Mom Zombies – Strike Fairfield! Watch video

The MOMbies strike again! This time 75 mom friends of all ages put their hearts together and put aside fears of dancing in the spotlight to storm the Fairfield University Men’s Basketball game. In a show of love, the moms… Read More