Is this Pittsfield corridor on the verge of resurgence? Mill Town Capital snaps up more than $3.6M in Tyler Street-are property

PITTSFIELD — A contractor chipped stale paint from the facade above La Fogata Restaurante on a recent afternoon. Slivers of color gathered on the sidewalk in front of the building at 758-770 …

Fraud Watch: 'Micrasoft,' Who's Who and other back-to-school themed fraud Once again "It's the most wonderful time" as back-to-school ads remind us of the season. And once again, we need to be on the lookout for con artists and scammers who use seasonal anxiety, …
Only in My Dreams has kits for all occasions EGREMONT — Event planner Oskar Hallig knows there's potential for something to go wrong at every party, gala or gathering. So, he comes prepared.A few years ago, Hallig and the team at Only in …
What's on the Agenda Public hearing on smart growth overlay district The Adams Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to amend existing zoning by creating a Smart Growth Overlay District to allow …
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Williams Inn, a new, $32 million hotel, will open this week WILLIAMSTOWN — It's just about time.With the former Williams Inn having closed July 31, the new Williams Inn is set to open Thursday with fewer rooms and more amenities, including brilliant …
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As the Eagle flies: Ancient and modern: Roman ruins in the Perigueux

For a week this past June, my husband and I were invited to join two other couples in southwest France for a few days in a lovely house that they had rented. Another couple had dropped out …

Executive Spotlight: Alfred Enchill, co-owner of Elegant Stitches, Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — Growing up in Ghana, Alfred Enchill's dream was to become a lawyer and work as a diplomat at the United Nations, but life had other plans.
Executive Spotlight: Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant didn't take a direct route to the Berkshires. She was born in Philly. Her father was an engineer in the Navy, so they moved often. Still, something in the Berkshires was calling her, VanSant said. Perhaps it was the ghost of W.E.B. Du Bois?
John Regan, Associated Industries of Massachusetts president and CEO The state's largest business association might be based in Boston, but it has deep ties to Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires — 26 manufacturers from the western part of the state, …
Executive Spotlight: John Bresnahan, managing partner, Devanny Condron Funeral Home, Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — John Bresnahan's professional career has been marked by his work in two professions: funeral service and license inspecting.Funeral directors are trained to be "empathetic" …
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Executive Spotlight: Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell Museum CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt was majoring in art history at Connecticut College in 1977 when she did a summer internship at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. She didn't know much about one of …
Executive Spotlight: Gary Johnson, chairman of the Johnson Dealerships of Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — For Gary Johnson, chairman of the Johnson dealerships of Pittsfield, selling and repairing motor vehicles is more than an occupation. It's a way of life. It also was a way of life …
Executive Spotlight: Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis It might seem odd now, but in 1968 The Red Lion Inn was struggling so much that there was talk of replacing it with a gas station ... 
How does an English major become president of Greylock Federal Credit Union? PITTSFIELD — John Bissell took the road less traveled on his way to become president and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Executive Spotlight: Jay Anderson, president of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank PITTSFIELD — Jerome "Jay" Anderson, president and CEO of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, literally grew up in the banking industry. His father, the late Everett B. Anderson, spent 42 years in the …
Executive spotlight: Connie Flynn of ZenQuest Martial Arts LENOX — Since November, Connie Flynn, owner of ZenQuest Martial Arts Center in Lenox, earned a seventh-degree black belt in karate and a black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu.That would be enough …
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Ice Cream With ... Ricki Tigert Helfer, former FDIC chair and international financial force

LENOX — Ricki Tigert Helfer, the first woman to run the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a former U.S. attorney for international finance at the Federal Reserve and current vice president of …

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Are you one of the many American workers with unused vacation time at the end of the year? If so, you are in good company. There are actually 708 million unclaimed vacation days each year …

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TUESDAY Proposed Windsor cannabis bylaws The Windsor Planning Board will hold a public information meeting, 7 p.m., at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9, to review proposed marijuana … more
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And back up goes the stock market. Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items … more
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After serious gaps in supervision were uncovered in an audit, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, a former secretary of labor for Massachusetts, is calling for the expansion of oversight and staffing in … more
PITTSFIELDAlbany Berkshire Ballet gala"The Golden Age of Dance" 50th anniversary gala for Albany Berkshire Ballet will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Berkshire Plaza Hotel, 1 West St., … more
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