Entries by Roger Matus

A Company Town Reinvents Itself in Western Mass.

The city of Pittsfield has received $1.1 million in state money to begin developing the largest of the William Stanley Business Park’s nine building sites.

The money from two separate state programs will pay for preparing building Site 9 for construction. The 16.5-acre tract borders on Tyler Street and Woodlawn Avenue at the northern end of the 52-acre business park.

Mayor Tyer Delivers First Virtual State of the City Address

“Last year was a tough one,” Tyer said.

She pointed to the economic package developed to support small businesses, non-profits, and residents. Some of the ways that the community came together to support one another were providing easy access to food, supplying Chromebooks to students after schools were closed, and creating 13 “grab and go” zones to support restaurants with takeout and delivery.