Business Briefs: Labor Council opens food pantry for Verizon strikers

Labor council opens food pantry for Verizon strikers

The Berkshire Central Labor Council has opened a food pantry for IBEW/CWA workers who are on strike against Verizon. The strike is now in its sixth week.

The food pantry is located at the IUE/CWA Local 255 Kennedy Hall at 789 Tyler St. It is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. All striking Verizon members are encouraged to attend as often as once a week. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items.

Donated items can be delivered to Kennedy Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or anytime to workers on the picket lines.

Behold! New Lebanon is opening for season on June 4

Behold! New Lebanon, the first living museum of contemporary rural American life, will open on Saturday, June 4 with a variety of events.

Opening day events include a walk along the Wyomanoc Creek and Corkscrew Rail Trail; gemstone identification and repairs; hops farms; how water powered the Shakers' workd; and border collie training and demonstration.

Tickets are $18 per program. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Discounts are available for multiple programs and families. Youngsters under age 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information:; 518-720-7265;

Art gallery opening on June 3

Gallery 4 will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the gallery on 4 Water St.

The gallery features work mainly by local artists. It will be open from 1-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


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