North Adams is the running for a $500,000 boost to benefit its downtown and small businesses.
The city is one of eight semi-finalists for the Small Business Revolution on Main Street challenge, selected from 14,000 entries.
A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas.
"A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels." "A Small Good Thing" has a screening at the New Marlborough Public Library on Tuesday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.
The showing in the Koussevitzky Arts Center is free and open to the public. The event begins at 5 p.m. with brief remarks; a panel discussion about current efforts to reduce the drug problem in Berkshire County will follow the 77-minute film. It is expected to conclude by 7:45 p.m.