The non-profit Adirondack Gateway Council held a series of meetings this week in its efforts to put together a region-wide economic development plan focusing on infrastructure, housing, and healthy communities.

The AGC, made of more than 20 municipalities and organizations, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce a regionally based economic development strategy for Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.

Planning efforts surrounding economic development through the life sciences and transportation in the Berkshires are about to head into their next stages.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is asking county residents to weigh in on planning efforts examining potential station locations for North-South passenger rail between Pittsfield and the state border with Connecticut, as part of a $240,000 federal grant.