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Conversation With Wayfair CEO Opens Neal's Economic Summit

Niraj Shah, a 1991 graduate of Pittsfield High School, is bringing 300 jobs to his hometown with the development of a call center for the international home decor company. He was the keynote speaker at Neal's Economic Development Policy Summit hosted by Berkshire Community College.

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Neal Talks Renewable Energy Tax Breaks During Pittsfield Swing

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is gearing up for what he believes will be "strong negotiations" on the extension of various federal tax programs. One of those is investment tax credits, specifically for renewable energy. Neal held a "prelude" meeting with Berkshire Gas on Monday and is expected to see the company's parent organization Avangrid's solar farm in Florida.

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Activists Press Neal to Support Green New Deal

Three of the activists all students at Mount Greylock Regional School in Williamstown went inside to make their case to a member of Neal's staff.

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Congressman Neal Teaches Civics Class at Drury High School

So the students in Stephanie Kopola's college-level world history class spent some time developing the questions they wanted to pose to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Tuesday.

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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Shares Economic Outlook at Dalton Luncheon

The last time the United States had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the 1960s. But, that is also when inflation skyrocketed and wasn't ultimately curbed until a painful recession hit. The expectations of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren is that the United States will hit that 3.5 percent unemployment mark soon and federal interest rates will be raised to curb inflation.

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Neal Announces $348K in NEA Funding for Local Cultural Programs

The celebration of that announcement brought out cultural leaders from venues across the county to hear from the region's U.S. representative and Massachusetts Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker.

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Hillcrest Commons Promotes Concurrent Therapy To Neal

Hillcrest Commons would like to expand its group and concurrent therapy programs, but a seven-year-old Medicaid and Medicare laws prevent them from doing so.

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Greylock Shows Neal Results of Grant for Underserved Clients

In October, a man walked into Greylock Federal Credit Union with little cash in his account and little credit. He also didn't have heat.

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Neal Talks Gun Violence With Taconic, PHS Students

Overall, Neal said the issue of guns is a "balancing act" of protecting the liberties of gun owners while also protecting the liberties of everybody else.

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Neal Ready to Negotiate an Infrastructure Bill

The ranking Democrat in the Ways and Means Committee wants to get to negotiations on an infrastructure bill. President Donald Trump is proposing a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to fix the nation's roads, bridges, airports, and railways. And that is exactly the kind of bill U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been wanting for years. But, the Berkshire's congressman says negotiating how that will be paid is still on the table.

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