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Why, we asked three local experts, did Berkshire County find its way this week nearly to the top of a national list for highest rates of COVID-19 by population? It’s because, they said.
1Berkshire and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission have added three additional sessions to their spring slate of technical assistance offerings of the Berkshire Economic Recovery program. One session is being offered entirely in Spanish.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Green Living Seminar series continues at at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, with a talk titled “Bicycling in Berkshire County: History and Future” by Nicholas Russo, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s senior transportation planner.
Western Massachusetts legislators and regional planning agencies will host five state funding information sessions for Western Massachusetts cities and towns. The first session begins Tuesday, April 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Six Berkshire-based entities are among 80 tourism organizations, chambers of commerce and municipalities across the state that have received $4 million from the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as part of the state’s Travel and Tourism Recovery Grant Program.
1Berkshire and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission have released "A Housing Vision for the Berkshires" a new report that outlines a regional strategy to solves the county's chronic housing issues.
The Berkshire County housing market, for sales and rentals, is in “a full-blown crisis,” according to Brad Gordon, executive director of the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority.
A shortage of available on-street slots during much of the year leads to a Select Board discussion of “unexplored options” as suggested by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
Fearful of losing their place in line, Dalton officials this week voiced “strong support” for the reconstruction of Dalton Division Road, hopeful that they can keep their big, and overdue, road project from slipping on a regional list.
A major repair of Washington Mountain Road in Egremont sits relatively low on a list of planned transportation projects in the Berkshires. The work is urgent, local officials say.