On the Road in the Hilltowns: Cummington Creamery

On the Road in the Hilltowns: Cummington Creamery

After a long and storied history of serving the residents of the Hilltown communities, the Cummington Creamery is embarking on a new chapter in its existence, with co-operative ownership by its patrons and the expansion of its facilities. Connecting Point Producer...
On the Road in the Hilltowns: Blandford Ski Area

On the Road in the Hilltowns: Blandford Ski Area

The Blandford Ski Area is the oldest continually operated Ski Club in North America and is a source of winter recreation for residents of the Hilltowns and beyond. Producer Tony Dunne visited the ski area last season and talked with former Club President Jay Pagluica...
Adams Town History

Adams Town History

Tucked into the northernmost corner of the Berkshires and minutes from the borders of New York and Vermont, the town of Adams, Massachusetts has a surprisingly rich and colorful history. With ties to luminaries such as President William McKinley and Susan B. Anthony,...
Making It Here: Woods Brothers Music

Making It Here: Woods Brothers Music

Located in Pittsfield, MA Wood Brothers Music has been in business since 1880, serving Berkshire County’s musicians both professional and amateur. Producer Tony Dunne and videographer Mark Langevin examines the key to their success. Wood Brothers Music Wood Brothers...
Making it Here: A.L. Avery and Son

Making it Here: A.L. Avery and Son

A.L. Avery and Son on Route 2 in Charlemont, MA has been serving the residents of the area for over 150 years. A fifth generation owned family business, Avery’s is much more than a general store – it’s both a touchstone to the past and a look at the future of...
Veterans Coming Home: Social Integration

Veterans Coming Home: Social Integration

Producer Tony Dunne and videographer Mark Langevin talk to area veterans about their struggles to return to civilian life after their time of service, the resources that helped them, and the problems that issues such as geography, education and circumstance play in...
Mohawk Trail

Mohawk Trail

October 22nd marks the 100th anniversary of the world-famous Mohawk Trail, which runs from the Berkshires to Boston along historic Route 2. Berkshires writer Lauren Stevens explains the creation and history of this iconic autumn leaf-peeping route to producer Tony...
Silver Lake

Silver Lake

Pittsfield’s Silver Lake was long considered a blight in the city, an area synonymous with industrial pollution. However, in the light of recent clean-up efforts, what was once an eyesore and a hazard is now a gem to be enjoyed by city residents. Producer Tony Dunne...
Making It Here: Harry’s Supermarket

Making It Here: Harry’s Supermarket

Harry’s Supermarket is a family owned supermarket in the heart of Pittsfield that has been serving the residents of the Northern Berkshires since 1914. Producer Tony Dunne and videographer Dave Fraser take a look at how Harry’s has survived – and thrived – over the...