Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice.
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Construction on the Berkshire Innovation Center is ramping up, according to Executive Director Scott Longley.
"We are literally within weeks of starting to frame interior walls. The momentum and the progress of the BIC construction have definitely begun to pick up," Longley told the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority on Wednesday.
Goodrich and development partner Keenan Chenail led the Planning Board through a site visit on the private property Monday to give members a visual of what they're trying to accomplish. Because Goodrich does not yet own the property, only the board and two members of the press were allowed on the tour.
As fearful as investors were back in December, the greedier they have become in April. Investor sentiment is climbing, interest rates are falling, and the Fed is on hold. All we need to push the markets even higher is a trade deal with China. It's coming.
Smith is the firm's seventh hire in the last two years and is the new client success coordinator. She is first point of contact — i.e., the friendly face at the helm — for all visitors and callers to BMM. She will also be responsible for all accounting operations, client onboarding, scheduling, and all other client service needs.
In order to understand this disconnect between the prices we pay at our local Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, and the money that growers receive in places like Colombia, Brazil and Vietnam, we need to understand the present state of coffee production. Too many farmers are growing too much coffee. We call that "oversupply."
Wild Oats has been offering catering services for over ten years in their Main Street location, which includes a full-service kitchen and bakery. The ingredients are organic, in-season and locally sourced whenever possible and they use humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and sustainable seafood.
The Baker Hill Road District has filed another lawsuit against the Berkshire Mall in pursuit of taxes.
On Friday, the district, which was created as a taxing entity and in charge of maintaining the connector road, filed a lawsuit seeking taxes owed for this year. The new suit comes after the district was successful in being awarded in Berkshire Superior Court close to $300,000 in back taxes.
Her passing just over a month ago could have meant the end of the one of the city's favorite breakfast. But Lefaver wasn't going to let all her hard work in making Linda's Cafe a success disappear: She found someone willing to continue her legacy.
A month ago, the grocery store's aisles were empty and shelves bare as Big Y ended its tenure. In just 18 days, the Connecticut grocery chain had stepped, freshened the entire building, hired many of the former workers and filled the store with new products.
The town's Finance Committee has spent the past couple of months reviewing those articles and will wrap up its item-by-item review on Wednesday when it hears from the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (McCann Tech) and three non-profits that are asking the town for help with their operational budgets in fiscal 2020.
The goal of "Go Green Month" is to reduce waste and practice behavior changes that are more environmentally friendly, with hopes that these changes will have a lasting impact on both the restaurants and the city.
After close to six years of debate, the city passed a ban on single-use plastic bags Tuesday night.
The ban had been proposed in 2013 and has been working its way through the City Council process since. It was first coupled with a ban on Styrofoam, which was later passed in 2015 separate from the bag ban and restricted polystyrene food containers.
Williams College this week is working to install a new home for the popular parlor at the corner of Spring Street and Walden Street, across from the Williams Bookstore and adjacent to the public parking lot.