It’s a tale of two regions, if you will.
The Boston Globe, in one of its latest headlines, describes it as “Tourism booms but locals struggle.”
The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a public charity in Sheffield, calls it “mixed news” in regards to jobs and unemployment.
The second part of the Globe’s headline makes it even clearer: “Behind the two worlds of the Berkshires.”
What we’re talking about here are the economic concerns in Berkshire County.
And although it has been talked about – in varying capacities and weights – before, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, addressed the issue head on at his Sept. 15 town hall event.
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