Elm Street Market’s persistence pays off with grand opening

STOCKBRIDGE — They lined up before 6 a.m., a half-dozen longtime townies eager to revive their traditional weekly coffee gathering at the town's reborn, refurbished and reimagined grocery and …

Bill Schmick | @theMarket: Job gains illustrate lagging effect of virus on markets The continuing gain in jobs cheered equity markets on Thursday, just before the holiday weekend. Given the surge in virus cases in more than half of the United States at the same time, some investors …
Medical Center loosens visitor guidelines BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is allowing adult hospital inpatients to have one visitor and pediatric inpatients to have two. The new visitor policy went into effect …
Williams Inn set to reopen WILLIAMSTOWN — The 64-room Williams Inn is scheduled to re-open to guests July 13, with The Barn Kitchen & Bar slated to open to diners on July 8. The inn has implemented new procedures and …
Town launches GB Works Initiative GREAT BARRINGTON — The town of Great Barrington has launched "GB Works", a two-stage initiative designed to provide area high school seniors, college students and young adults with a meaningful …
New administrator named at Craneville Place DALTON — David M. Laplante has been appointed facility administrator of Craneville Place of Dalton Skilled Care Center by BaneCare Management of Braintree, which manages the facility. He will …
BCC adds two staffers PITTSFIELD — T.J. Karis has joined Berkshire Community College as an admissions counselor in enrollment services while Sean Grady has been hired to fill the position of human resources business …
Executive Spotlight: Barbara Vacarr, CEO of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge PITTSFIELD — Therapist, college president, leader of a large nonprofit. Barbara Vacarr has served in all of those capacities during her professional career. She currently serves as the CEO …
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Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 8-12 JUNE 8-12 ADAMS Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC sold property at 10 Forest Park Ave., Adams, to Ellies Holdings LLC, $115,000. BECKET Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., trustee, and …
Executive Spotlight
Executive Spotlight: Tim Burke of Mill Town Capital PITTSFIELD — Like many young people who grew up here in the early 2000s, Tim Burke thought he had seen the last of the Berkshires when he graduated from high school. The local economy was …
Executive Spotlight: Christine Macbeth, president, CEO of The Brien Center PITTSFIELD — Christine Macbeth likes to place these three words on her computer's screen saver: "Keep hope alive." Those words are especially meaningful in social work, which Macbeth is …
Executive Spotlight: Sandra Carroll, CEO of Berkshire County Board of Realtors PITTSFIELD — Sandra Carroll grew up around real estate because her father was a Realtor. But, Carroll had no experience in the field at all until she answered an ad seeking an executive officer …
Executive Spotlight: Jeromy Richardson, CEO of EDM PITTSFIELD — Jeromy Richardson didn't take the traditional route to his position as CEO of EDM, an engineering, architectural and design firm based in Pittsfield. Richardson holds a college …
Executive Spotlight: Joanne Longton, owner of Elm Street Luncheonette PITTSFIELD — "Gourmet it isn't. Excellent it is. That's how I'd describe the fare at the Elm Street Luncheonette."The late Lee Leahy wrote those words in her "Just Looking" column for The …
Executive Spotlight: Joseph 'Joe' McGovern, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires PITTSFIELD — Joseph "Joe" McGovern has a deep affinity for the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. He first joined the club when he was nine, worked there as a teenager and developed a …
Executive Spotlight: Liana Toscanini, director of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires PITTSFIELD — Volunteering makes Liana Toscanini feel useful, and her background in marketing gives her the skill set that small nonprofits look for when they're seeking visibility in a crowded …
Executive Spotlight: Ashley Alter, owner of Martino Glass PITTSFIELD — Ashley Alter thought she was going to become an accountant. She studied to be one while waiting tables to pay for school. But she needed to complete an internship to receive her …
Executive Spotlight: Maria Sekowski, owner of Maria's European Delights PITTSFIELD — Maria Sekowski owns Maria's European Delights on North Street, and this small delicatessen reflects her vibrant personality.Sekowski likes to interact with her customers. …
Executive Spotlight: George Haddad, president of Haddad Dealerships of the Berkshires PITTSFIELD — George Haddad is the third-generation owner of one of Berkshire County's largest auto dealerships, but his father and grandfather originally didn't want him to join the family …
Executive Spotlight: Shawn Kinney, CEO of Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing PITTSFIELD — Shawn Kinney lived in Pittsfield while he was studying for his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the early 1990s. But, at the time, there were no …
Executive Spotlight: Judie Culver, owner of Purple Plume PITTSFIELD — It doesn't take long to learn Judie Culver's favorite color. She arrives for an interview either clad in or toting several items that are colored purple. They include purple …
Executive Spotlight: William Caligari Jr., co-owner, William Caligari Interiors PITTSFIELD — William Caligari Jr. was 13 when his parents sent him to a day camp in Great Barrington. He was the only local kid there. Everyone else came from the New York City …
Executive Spotlight: Amelia 'Lia' Spiliotes, CEO of Community Health Programs PITTSFIELD — Amelia "Lia" Spiliotes knows what it's like to come in from the outside, on a temporary basis, to help restructure an entity that is struggling. As a senior adviser and partner …
Executive Spotlight: Perri Petricca, CEO of Petricca Industries of Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — It never is easy running a big company, but, imagine running a large family business as a third-generation family member. Perri Petricca understands that responsibility …
Executive Spotlight: Peter Taylor, president of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation PITTSFIELD — Peter Taylor originally was interested in becoming a lawyer, but after a short stint at a large civil litigation firm in Washington, he turned to higher education instead.He spent …
Executive Spotlight: John Perreault, executive director of the Berkshire Humane Society PITTSFIELD — John Perreault received an internship at an animal shelter while he was growing up in Methuen. The experience changed his life. "I had an internship through school," he said. "The …
Executive Spotlight: Jeffrey Thomas, CEO of Lever PITTSFIELD — Jeffrey Thomas arrives for an interview with index cards that he spreads out in front of him. He pauses to look through them while answering a question."Sorry," he said. "I want to …
Executive Spotlight: Heather Boulger, executive director of MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board PITTSFIELD — Heather Boulger was the first member of her family to graduate from college. The North Adams native originally wanted to be a teacher, but gravitated toward workforce development …
Executive Spotlight: Luke Marion, owner and operator of Otto's Uncorked and Red Apple Butchers PITTSFIELD — Luke Marion once studied computational biology at Rochester Institute of Technology. But his career in higher education was interrupted when he received an offer that he couldn't …
Executive Spotlight: Mike Spelman, co-owner of Mike's Maytag PITTSFIELD — Mike Spelman can be quick with a quip and engaging in conversation — two qualities that serve him well in his chosen profession.Spelman is the Mike in Mike's Maytag Home …
Real Estate
Morewood, Gilded Age mansion in Pittsfield, for sale at $1,995,000 Morewood, the Gilded Age mansion that's on the National Register of Historic Homes, at 575 South St. in Pittsfield is on the market. Located next to the Pittsfield Country Club, the home with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms is on 11 acres.
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BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment have launched the fifth round of funding for the Collaborative Workspace Program, a MassDevelopment program that accelerates … more
PITTSFIELD — Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s online gift store, which launched March 24, has garnered $20,000 in sales through the sale of 431 gift cards. The goal of the online store is to use gift … more
BOSTON — State gas prices have increased three cents this week heading into Independence Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's survey of state gas prices Monday found self-serve, … more
RICHMOND — Berkshire HorseWorks, which specializes in outdoor activities with horses so people can engage in mental health wellness, has reopened to the public. It has opened its facility, … more
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is seeking feedback from riders, neighbors and community partners in order to create a vision for the next five years and to prioritize service … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Despite the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Great Barrington has maintained its 'AAA' bond rating from S&P, formerly Standard & … more

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