Community Spotlight: The Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Berkshire Environmental Action Team, also known as BEAT, is the Berkshire’s very own environmental activism, stewardship and education organization. Since 2003, BEAT has made it their mission to inform residents about environmental issues affecting western Massachusetts. BEAT also hosts a wide array of programming such as Green Drinks, wildlife tracking, and invasive kiwi pulls (more…

Community Spotlight: The Pittsfielder

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s newest Board Member is Nicholas Russo, but you may have heard of him by another name, or alias really, “The Pittsfielder”. Russo has been provoking thought and inspiring conversation about our hometown, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, through his “The Pittsfielder” website and Facebook page. “The Pittsfielder is about seeing the city from a new…

Ty Allan Jackson. Big Head Books. Downtown Pittsfield, MA

Community Spotlight: Ty Allan Jackson

For Pittsfield resident Ty Allan Jackson, no passion burns brighter than to instill the value of reading in children. Jackson, the author of four children’s books, is also an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and leader of a social media movement, #ReadOrElse. Since writing his first book, “Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire-The Lemonade Escapade”, in 2009, Jackson has tirelessly…