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Major Makeover from Resort to Spa

After purchase by Miraval the Cranwell resort is undergoing a major transformation into a high-end spa.

Preserving the Iconic Small Town Qualities of Stockbridge

The Laurel Hill Association has ramped up its longtime role as an active protector of the scenic beauty and local character of Stockbridge.

Stimulating Region’s Media and Film Industry

BFMC launches training and other initiatives to foster the growth of film and video production in western Massachusetts.

City Cultural Commissioner Looks Back

As she departs, Megan Whilden reflects on challenges of revitalizing Pittsfield’s cultural sector.

From Flat Tire to Hotel Ownership

An accidental stop led Carl Faulkner to role as owner of Williams Inn and community leader.

Pandemic Spurs growth for Sanitary-Products Business

High demand and Navy contracts boost Zogics to new level of growth.

Art for the Covid Era

Clark Museum’s first outdoor sculpture exhibit coincided with the move from indoor gatherings due to Covid.

Retailers Prepare for Covid Christmas

Merchants brace for unknown impacts on peak shopping period as the Season of Togetherness is replaced by Social Distancing

Equine Therapy and Recreation

Berkshire Horseworks expands to augment its therapeutic programs with recreational offerings.

New Studio Features Fonts

Couple launch new studio to combine expertise in design and creation of fonts

Covid Sparks Real-Estate Market Frenzy

Following initial slowdown and confusion, Covid pandemic accelerates rise in demand and prices in region’s real estate market.

Covid Makes Child’s Play More Complex

Day Care program has to adhere to complicated rules to protect children.

Major Development Moves Forward Despite Covid

Couple transforming large old mill into mixed use housing, commercial and event complex.

High-End Hi-Fi

Rogers High Fidelity fills a niche market for vacuum tube audio equipment.

Adding Coding to Region’s Job Mix

Program provides introduction and instruction in software coding as an accessible skill to create new opportunities for region’s workforce.

Are Plastic Shopping Bags on the Way Out?

Pittsfield considers banning plastic shopping bags in stores, as other Berkshire communities have done.

Restoring an American Giant

Pittsfield orchard is part of a broad national effort to bring back the once-prevalent American Chestnut tree.

Colorful Painted Pianos Take to the Streets

Artistically redesigned pianos appear throughout Berkshire County to raise funds for the Berkshire Music School.

Building a Coalition to Make Pittsfield Work

Working Cities is a coalition of local government, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and businesses to improve city’s economy and quality of life.

Historic Church is Slated for New African-American Cultural Center

A community effort aims to restore a vacant and deteriorating old church building

“Right to Repair” Law Raises Questions of Technology and Privacy

Ballot issue will determine who has access to vehicle data and how it is used.

Business Helps Clients Expect the Unexpected

Pittsfield venture provides emergency-response training and protective services.

Revitalization Taking Shape in Pittsfield Neighborhood

Several initiatives have come together with the goal of revitalizing the low-income Morningside neighborhood.

Publisher Fills Neglected Niche

Artist Book Foundation publishes high-end art books, a niche other publishers have abandoned.

New Ski Area Owner Prepares for Covid Winter

Owner of Bousquet Mountain invests in expansion while preparing for Covid limitations.