AT&T withdraws plans for cell tower at Pontoosuc Woolen Mill

PITTSFIELD — Plans for a cell tower at the old Pontoosuc Woolen Mill property have fizzled amid neighborhood opposition and questions from city officials.AT&T Mobility New England withdrew …

Bill Schmick | @theMarket: The 'Apprentice' manages the markets Where to begin? The China trade deal, the United Kingdom elections, the impeachment of the president? Let's not forget the agreement on a new North American trade deal as well. It was a heck of a …
'Fantasy homestead made of stone' A Berkshire Eagle news feature from 1984 called this a "Fantasy homestead made of stone." And that seems to encapsulate this stone-built, 2,379-square-foot home at 306 Old Windsor Road in Dalton.A …
Holiday money-saving strategies that can backfire Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend.You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more, according to a 2018 survey by the Center for …
Fast Track: BSC names 2019 Associate Artists PITTSFIELDBSC names 2019 Associate ArtistsActor Alan H. Green, composer Joe Iconis, costume designer Sara Jean Tosetti and actress Peggy Pharr Wilson have been selected as the 2019 members of …
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Bill Schmick | The Independent Investor: Will Santa satisfy retailers? Ready, get set, go! That's what the nation's retailers are hoping you will do, preferably before your Thanksgiving dinner has barely been digested. Black Friday has become Black Week, while holiday …
Allen Harris: Cash registers are so 2006 I publish a hyperlocal business newsletter, called the Berkshire Confidence Index, or BCI. In the Spring 2018 BCI survey, which was sent out to nearly 4,000 local business owners, I added the …
Liz Weston: Is it time to switch your college savings plan? College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great.Most state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, which allow you to invest in a tax-advantaged …
Executive Spotlight

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: 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 …
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This property is tucked away, located at the end of 135 Fiddlehead Trail in Sheffield, Massachusetts, yet it's just off the beaten path, located in between Route 7 and Route 183 by a few miles each direction. …

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Where to begin? The China trade deal, the United Kingdom elections, the impeachment of the president? Let's not forget the agreement on a new North American trade deal as well. It was a heck of a … more
Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend.You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more, according to a 2018 survey by the Center for … more
PITTSFIELDBSC names 2019 Associate ArtistsActor Alan H. Green, composer Joe Iconis, costume designer Sara Jean Tosetti and actress Peggy Pharr Wilson have been selected as the 2019 members of … more
Just in the last couple of weeks, The Berkshire Eagle has reported on local prominent closings and quasi-closings. Still others shuttered without a whimper. And even more struggled to keep up with … more
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 … more
MONDAYMeet other entrepreneurs The monthly 1Berkshire Berkshire Starts Entrepreneurial Meetup meets at 4 p.m. at the Foundry, 2 Harris St., West Stockbridge. Meet and network with other entrepreneurs … more
PITTSFIELD — Looking to expand, Pittsfield's oldest funeral home turned to a long-standing friendship with a competitor to provide itself with more options.Dwyer Funeral Home on North Street … more
The very people who were supposed to benefit from making America great again have become victims of the man who promised them so much but has delivered so little.While the Rust Belt states of … more
Seventeen farms from Berkshire County and eastern New York were among the 62 regional farmers who were honored recently for receiving 2019 Local Farmers Awards from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Schumacher Center for a New Economics has received $65,000 from the Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Trust and $2,500 from Ed Herrington Inc. for the renovation of its research … more

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