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New England News
6:23 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Pittsfield Opening Downtown to More Business Options

Pittsfield City Planner CJ Hoss explains the ordinance to the Downtown Arts Overlay District before the city council unanimously approved it.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is looking to expand its business options for its downtown area.

The city council recently approved an ordinance to the city’s Downtown Arts Overlay District that allows for more mixed use. The zoning ordinance now allows for the manufacturing and distribution of food and beverages including baking and brewing along with cheese and wine making. City Planner CJ Hoss says this opens the door for micro food and beverage businesses popping up in other downtown areas.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

MA Gov. Patrick Announces Funding for Pittsfield's Infrastructure

Pittsfield's Park, Open Space and Natural Resource Program Manager, Jim McGrath, on right, explains development plans for the First Street Common to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, at center, along with other state and local leaders.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

During a visit to the Berkshires Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced nearly $4 million in infrastructure funding for Pittsfield.

Governor Patrick announced the state will give $1.7 million to aid in the $2 million completion of Pittsfield’s First Street Common. Patrick was the keynote speaker at a luncheon of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

State Senator Benjamin Downing talks to the rest of the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus about the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts state representatives toured Pittsfield meeting with city officials to discuss area development and challenges.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

3rd Thursday Wraps Up for the Year in Pittsfield


Tonight’s 3rd Thursday is the last of the year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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New England News
12:53 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sciences the Focus for Upcoming 3rd Thursday

The Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network helped plan the upcoming 3rd Thursday events that will showcase local efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Credit Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network

Pittsfield’s upcoming 3rd Thursday will showcase the best of Berkshire County’s science and technology initiatives.

“There’s going to be robots, rockets, rocket launchers, an air cannon, and one of my personal favorites, the Mentos and soda-pop experiment," said the city’s Cultural Development Director Megan Whilden.

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New England News
4:10 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Emergence of Food Trucks in Pittsfield Causes Stir, Potential Ordinance

How We Roll is one of two food trucks operating in Pittsfield.
Credit How We Roll

The food truck craze has caught on in the Berkshires, but in Pittsfield, not everyone is happy with downtown’s new menu. Even though there are only two food trucks operating in Pittsfield, they are stirring things up in the downtown area. City Councilor and Chair of the Ordinance and Rules Subcommittee, Melissa Mazzeo, says there is nothing on the city books in terms of how and where food trucks can operate, but they are increasing in popularity.

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