Berkshire Mountain Distillers shifts from spirits to sanitizers

Berkshire Mountain Distillers shifts from spirits to sanitizers

SHEFFIELD — As shelves that once displayed a selection of cleaning supplies in grocery stores and pharmacies continue to be picked clean, a local distillery has shifted its operations to brew a product with the community’s safety in mind: hand sanitizer. This past week, Daniel T. Riordan, the acting deputy administrator of the Alcohol and […]

Caretaker support program coming to Great Barrington

Caretaker support program coming to Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— For the past three years, certified life coach Cheryl Hutto has been offering help to those who give so much of themselves to others. As a counselor to caregivers, Hutto provides coaching across the country predominantly on the phone and on video calls, while also maintaining a private Facebook group of more than […]

Developer adapts, repurposes historic Sheffield property

Developer adapts, repurposes historic Sheffield property

SHEFFIELD — A local developer is adding a new chapter to a historic property in downtown Sheffield.Last year, Egremont native and resident Craig Barnum purchased 113-117 Main St. and 0 Depot St. in Sheffield as CMB Block LLC for $325,000 from Mary N. Bartholomew and Kathleen M. McCormick, co-trustees of Dana A. Bartholomew Revocable Trust. […]

Joe’s Diner gets a facelift

Joe’s Diner gets a facelift

LEE — The iconic Joe’s Diner, which has been forever immortalized as the backdrop to Norman Rockwell’s 1958 Saturday Evening Post cover “The Runaway”, is looking a bit different than it was when it was first depicted. From Monday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 17, owner Heather Earle closed the diner for renovations. In that […]

Couple crafts a career in canine care

Couple crafts a career in canine care

CANAAN, N.Y. — Rachel Clarke and Daniel Sharry have unleashed their passion for pets and turned it into a business. For years, the couple worked in restaurants and hotels holding customer service roles at several establishments in the Berkshires like Blantyre and Cranwell Resort. Throughout that time, Clarke — who holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

Elm Street Market set to reopen

Elm Street Market set to reopen

When the Elm Street Market shuttered late last year, Stockbridge lost a key gathering spot where the regular breakfast crowd would chew over the latest news in the community. If all goes according to the plan of new Elm Street Market co-owner Tiffany Landry, the shop will be a thriving community hub once again when […]

First coworking space to open in Great Barrington next month

First coworking space to open in Great Barrington next month

GREAT BARRINGTON — Local freelancers and consultants fed up with working out of bustling coffee shops have a new option here as the town’s first coworking space is set to open next month. Established by co-founders Kendra Smallwood and Emma Blair, the membership-only, “Coworking GB”, is housed on the second floor of the distinctive blue […]

Couple writes the next chapter for a historic Division Street property

Couple writes the next chapter for a historic Division Street property

HOUSATONIC — Terry Coughlin is a self-proclaimed “super fan” of Jimmy Stewart.Coughlin was introduced to the down-to-earth persona of the actor as a teenager with Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Since then, Stewart has become a hero for Coughlin. And in less than three months, he’ll open the doors to an inn […]

Former Middle East Reporter is now baking bread in Mill River

Former Middle East Reporter is now baking bread in Mill River

MILL RIVER — In Travis Brecher’s former life, he was a journalist stationed in the Middle East, but the Mill River resident now has a much more tranquil profession — baking bread. Only 18 months since he started baking on a regular basis, Brecher’s small business, “Creature,” has gained strong word of mouth locally. Before […]

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