GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. - Strung along Route 7 in Massachusetts are the Southern Berkshire Mountain towns of Sheffield, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Lenox and Lee. They are united by geography, common society and now a common local currency. The BerkShare dollars and the company that produces them, BerkShares, Inc., are the beginning of a movement designed to keep control over the region's economic destiny at home.
December 12, 2007
By Aaron Boyd, The Daily Campus