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Outdoor cannabis farming gains toehold in Berkshires

SHEFFIELD — State regulations and high startup costs make it hard for small farmers to break into the fast-growing cannabis industry. But partnerships like that between Theory Wellness in Great …

The doctor debt: Constant recruitment prescribed to offset regular losses of area physicians PITTSFIELD — As much as it stings to get a hospital bill, there's another envelope that delivers a sense of dread in the homes of Berkshire County patients: The letter that says your doctor is retiring or relocating …
Doctor debt: Area's aging population exacerbates doctor shortage The doctor shortage is nothing new — and isn't unique to the Berkshires. For more than a decade, the Massachusetts Medical Society has been tracking doctor shortages. Recruiting and keeping …
The future of 'fire cider': Case closed, judge to determine legal use of herbal elixir term PITTSFIELD — It might be the end of the year before a four-year dispute over who can legally use the term "fire cider" finally is resolved. Closing arguments were heard July 2 in U.S. District …
Berkshire Glass & Grow, a marijuana accessories and cultivation equipment retailer, opens in Great Barrington GREAT BARRINGTON — When Massachusetts legalized recreational cannabis in 2016, it opened up a world of possibility for brothers and longtime marijuana enthusiasts Daniel and Max Lowenstein.
Hazzard named president of Berkshire Life PITTSFIELD — A Hinsdale man has been named the 16th president of a life insurance company that's operated in the Berkshires since before the Civil War. Lawrence Hazzard replaces Gordon Dinsmore …
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NORTH ADAMS — Tony Holmes, of Pittsfield, travels by bus to his job at the Northern Berkshire Container Redemption Center. But the long commute doesn't bother him. He likes his job."I have nice … more
The U.S. Small Business Administration has partnered with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network to establish a pilot training program for military veterans who are small business … more
PITTSFIELD — Dunkin Donuts, which has several outlets in the Berkshires, has donated $3,200 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield as part of the chain's Ice Coffee Day campaign. … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Theatre Festival is one of six performing arts organizations across the country that have received Audience Evolution Exploration Grants from the Theatre … more
The Warren Group of Peabody, which tracks state real estate transactions, is expanding its offerings to include national mortgage data, which is intended to give lending professionals an expanded … more
PITTSFIELD — North Adams-based small business incubator Lever will host a career networking social from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St.. The company … more
NORTH ADAMS — Erica Bareto and J. Cottle, both graduates of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, have been named to the National Arts Strategies' 2019 Creative Community Fellows New … more
The Berkshire Environmental Action Team, the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Housatonic Valley Association have received a two-year $29,218 grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust … more
LEE —Jennifer Vrabel has resigned as executive director of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire, and will become director of development at Berkshire Medical Center, according to LitNet. Her … more
LEE — St. Germain Investment Management, which does business as October Mountain Financial Advisors, has been named to the 2019 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment … more

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