Mass In Motion http://wamc.org en Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/community-leaders-discuss-biking-northern-berkshires <p></p><p></p><p>A community forum focused on biking in the Northern Berkshires was recently held, where panelists discussed the challenges and future for expanding the potential for biking in the region.</p><p></p><p>Jonathan Butler, Adams Town Administrator, said that that the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – an 11.2 mile railroad corridor turned bike path that runs from Lanesborough up through Adams – has had an impact on the town’s economy that he calls “nothing short of significant”.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:35:21 +0000 Lucas Willard 64976 at http://wamc.org Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires Healthier Choices Sought For Neighborhood Corner Stores http://wamc.org/post/healthier-choices-sought-neighborhood-corner-stores <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As&nbsp; part of a statewide effort to combat obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, one western Massachusetts city has launched a pilot program targeting the corner store. Its an effort to get healthier foods on the shelves of convenience stores and then change the impulse habits of shoppers.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 47161 at http://wamc.org Healthier Choices Sought For Neighborhood Corner Stores