Residents of the Berkshires already might have seen $600 stimulus payments deposited into their bank accounts, and money might be on its way for others, since the federal government faces a Jan. 15 deadline to finish cutting checks to Americans.

The payments come as part of a $900 billion economic relief package signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 27. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had pushed to increase stimulus payments to $2,000, as millions of Americans struggle with joblessness and housing insecurity. But, to date, the $600 payments stand.

So, how far will $600 really get you in the Berkshires?

Find out at The Berkshire Eagle.com now.