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Steinman named director of land trust

Danielle Steinman has been named director of visitor interpretation, a statewide position, for The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s first and oldest land trust. She will be based at The Trustees’ Mission House in Stockbridge.

Steinman, who recently joined the organization, will be involved in creating new digital, on-site, and in-person opportunities for visitors to interact with, enhancing The Trustees tour guide program, and helping The Trustees’ historic and cultural sites stay relevant for current and future visitors.

She has previously served as associate director of interpretation and public programs at Hancock Shaker Village, and as assistant curator of education at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Most recently, Steinman served as senior director of programs and reunions at the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. She has also served as the education program director at the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Steinman graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in art history and French studies, and holds a master’s degree in art and architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. A native of Queens, N.Y., Steinman resides in Pittsfield.


Wallpaper business relocates within city

A long-vacant storefront on Wahconah Street has a new tenant, a company that originally moved to Pittsfield from North Adams in 2006.

Berkshire Fabric and Wallpaper recently moved from the Allendale Shopping Center to 274 Wahconah St., a space last permanently occupied by Nichols Pharmacy several years ago. The company is owned by David Gopfert and Donna Boulanger.

Art Nichols, who owns the Wahconah Street space, said he is "thrilled" that Gopfert and Boulanger have moved their business to that spot.

"They serve customers throughout Berkshire County, and this will increase consumer traffic for all of Wahconah Street," Nichols said.

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Free financial advice for health care staffers

BerkshireBanc Investment Services, an affiliate of Berkshire Bank, will hold a free financial planning session on Tuesday for former employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare. The session will take place at the bank’s North Adams branch at 37 Main St.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments with BerkshireBanc Vice President/Financial Advisor Kevin P. O’Donnell can be made between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend the session, and no obligation for any participant.

Questions related to retirement, financial and/or event planning will be addressed.



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