Task force: Public’s perception of us a ‘misconception’

Task force: Public’s perception of us a ‘misconception’

The Berkshire County Education Task Force is suffering from an apparent public relations and identity crisis: the BCETF says, means and presents “A,” but the public hears and sees it as “B,” according to several task force members. Task force member Carl Stewart, who is also chairman of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District School […]

4 South County families honored with Medal of Liberty

4 South County families honored with Medal of Liberty

GREAT BARRINGTON – Four South County families of fallen soldiers were recently honored with the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty. On Oct. 21, the friends and family of U.S. Army SPC David Nutt, CW2 Stephen Wells SPC4 Michael Whalen and U.S. Navy member Francesco Baldassare gathered at town hall for the medal ceremony. The Massachusetts Medal of […]

Pipeline protesters takeover Barrington bank

Pipeline protesters takeover Barrington bank

GREAT BARRINGTON – Pipeline protesters, indigenous water protectors and fracked gas opponents spent Monday picketing the town’s TD Bank, calling on the public to divest from the financial institution as a whole. The demonstration, which swallowed a block of Main Street Oct. 23, was held in solidarity with Divest the Globe, an international movement that […]

Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

GREAT BARRINGTON – The selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin to draft working parameters for a public-private partnership with Grayhouse Partners in regards to the Housatonic School. The decision to move tentatively forward with Grayhouse Partners and its respective working teams – Gillette Conner for finance; Clark & Green and Steven McAllister for architecture; […]

In apparent moment of respite, pipeline resistance, state police debate philosophy of fossil fuels

In apparent moment of respite, pipeline resistance, state police debate philosophy of fossil fuels

SANDISFIELD – It was a calm day down at the pipeline project Thursday. No one was arrested. No one trespassed. And no one blocked traffic. There was a brief argument between a self-described “water protector” and a state trooper, but that fizzled quickly. Overall, as pipeline protester Erik Burcroff put it, Oct. 5 was “mellow.” “We […]

Almost 30 pipeline protesters heard in South Berkshire court

Almost 30 pipeline protesters heard in South Berkshire court

GREAT BARRINGTON – In one of the longest civil trespass hearings yet, 26 Otis State Forest pipeline project protesters had their day in court. On Sept. 26, a group of 22 people – arrested July 29 during the “Picnics, not pipelines” demonstration – had their civil hearing. The same day, four other protesters – arrested […]

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON – Christina Glass, a caregiver from Housatonic, was accustomed to driving to Northampton to buy medical cannabis products for her two patients. “We were travelling all the way up there,” Glass said. But now, Glass doesn’t have to do the hour-long drive: Theory Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary, has officially opened in town. Glass’ […]

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