National Blue Ribbon School: Morris Elementary First in Berkshire County to Earn Recognition

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Morris Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, the first time a Berkshire County elementary school has achieved that honor from the U.S. Department of Education. "That's pretty cool," said schools

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1Berkshire Celebrates What Makes the County Special

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Many of Berkshire County’s most community-minded residents gathered at Tanglewood on Thursday, Sept. 15 as 1Berkshire honored the illustrious music venue and its summertime residents, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for “Putting the Berkshires on

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State Higher Ed Commissioner Carlos Santiago Addresses Relationship Between Education, Business

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Replacing the county's aging workforce by attracting and retaining younger skilled employees has been an ongoing conversation in the Berkshires. On Tuesday, state Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago probed the relationship between education and

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Arsema Abegaz – Spotlight

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Arsema Abegaz, Chair of BYP’s Professional Development committee, is a Data Scientist at the wellness and fitness e-commerce company, Zogics, in Lee, MA. Hailing from Ethiopia originally, and raised in Botswana, Arsema discovered the Berkshires

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BYP Scavenger Hunt at Third Thursday

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At the height of the summer, 1Berkshire BYPers and friends gathered at the Berkshire Museum to take part in BYP's scavenger hunt. Teams hit the streets to find clues sprinkled throughout Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival in

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Claire Richards – Spotlight

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To date, nine entrepreneurs have garnered a winning spot in a Berkshire Starts Pitch Competition. One of them was Claire Richards, who had an existing business called Jameela Imports. Claire started her business in 2014

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