DeCarolis and Gleason turned over the first sod — though not easily — and officials and board members took turns at the shovels as well. Gleason posed with a large sign with the date and plans to continue that practice to mark the project's progress.
Wednesday was a day for starting anew as Louison House held a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the restoration of the building exactly three years to the day a fire forced it to close. Those who had a hand in aiding in the restoration to this point took turns using golden shovels to plop rich soil into a large pot that was then planted with daisies.
It'll be a series of first for Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity when it builds six net-zero energy use condominiums on land on Deming Street.
It is the first such project for the organization. It is the first time it had used a panel build day. It is the first time a bank is financing the project. And it is the first for a "homebuilders blitz." The project has been long-awaited but finally broke ground on Friday. And in the end, six families will walk into their first homes for the fir
Shawna Axenroth and her daughter got hiking in the scenic Berkshire hills, and talk about the environment. They run science experiments in their kitchen.
And they are both looking to pursue scientific careers.
The Friday night lights will shine a bit brighter in the county.
Berkshire Community College celebrated the groundbreaking of a new turf field sports complex on its campus. In just six weeks, the county will have a top-notch sports facilities for youth football, soccer, lacrosse, and more.
"This is a community asset, not a Berkshire Community College asset. This field is about bringing together families, athletes, future athletes, and kids just trying out sports to come up here and play o