Berkshires, Ma – A non-profit group in the Berkshires is working to fill the nursing shortage at regional medical facilities, but workplace hazards and salary negotiations make the shortage even more severe.
Pittsfield, Ma – The United States Small Business Association will be receiving an extra 730 million dollars as part of the Federal Stimulus Package. That money will go toward providing higher guarantees for banks and to help businesses get some debt relief.
Berkshires – The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is conducting municipal energy audits through out the Commonwealth. The goals include energy cost reduction, lowering carbon foot prints, and creating jobs.
Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire Hills Regional School District could be facing some significant cuts in its fiscal 2010 budget. The school committee recently held a public meeting to discuss cutbacks and some remedies for the shortfall.
PIttsfield, Ma – With unemployment on the rise, one might be exploring the idea of starting their own business. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz brings us a feature on a Berkshire business that started in the founder's garage, and now has a catalog of over 10 thousand products