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Senate President Gets Feel For Berkshires' Economic Future

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg sat in on a number of meetings in the Berkshire on Friday to discuss the county's economic future. The Amherst Democrat knows a lot of the issues already from prior meetings here and representing the rural Franklin County.

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Berkshire Works Job Fair Connects Job Seekers With Open Positions

Hundreds of people looking to advance their careers or get into the workforce browsed through an array of available jobs at the Berkshire Works annual job fair Wednesday. The annual event had such a demand for employers to showcase their opportunities that Stephanie Hambelton, business service representative for Berkshire Works, said there was a wait list. The Crowne Plaza's space restricted the number of vendors to 66 and there were still employers looking to participate.

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SABIC's Departure Prompts Pittsfield Response Plan for Affected Workers

"We will have the rapid response team available to go on the property of SABIC and start working with those employees." — Daniel Bianchi

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SABIC to Leave Pittsfield; 300 Area Jobs to Be Lost

"I think this was a decision that had nothing to do with the city. It had everything to do with their corporate mission." — Daniel Bianchi

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Jobs Top List Of Reasons Young People Leave the Berkshires

"Seventy-four percent of respondents consider the Berkshires a desirable place to live. We consider that good news. They want to live here." — Mark Maloy

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46 Honored For Completing Youth Works Summer Program

"Each of you have unique skills and abilities. What you need to do with them is use them." — Ken Demers

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