Thursday, April 18, 2019
Good day, Berkshires. It's another newsy day in the 413, as the usual hustle in the county's Stop & Shops has ground to a halt. Employees are picketing while they attempt to force the corporate-parent's hand for an overdue contract.
Checks are beginning to flow to the Berkshires, now that the state Department of Revenue is doling out taxes earned on cannabis sales from Jan. 1 through March 31.
One of those earners, Theory Wellness, is beginning a $250,000 grant program to help newcomers to break into the cannabis industry; the grant is specifically for disadvantaged people who have been negatively affected by marijuana-related crimes.
In addiction news, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is offering recovery coach training, a field that's pivotal in helping people suffering with substance use disorders.
We've also compiled our Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center coverage into one place, so you can track the developments and changes at the embattled facility for the aged and vulnerable.
And check out these other headlines before moving on with your day ...
NEVER ENOUGH ARTS: A new arts center, The Foundry, will be making its debut in West Stockbridge.
STRATA TIME: Check out this scrumptious brunch egg bake, and you'll be happy you did.
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