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’ […]

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal talks Berkshire County economy woes

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal talks Berkshire County economy woes

It’s a tale of two regions, if you will. The Boston Globe, in one of its latest headlines, describes it as “Tourism booms but locals struggle.” The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a public charity in Sheffield, calls it “mixed news” in regards to jobs and unemployment. The second part of the Globe’s headline makes it […]

Trail builders return to River Walk for guided walking tour

Trail builders return to River Walk for guided walking tour

GREAT BARRINGTON – Renowned trail builder and planner Peter Jensen made his return to the Housatonic River Walk over the weekend and led a guided tour highlighted every detail of the painstaking trail blazing process. Jensen, who is currently involved in a New Hampshire project, made the visit in the lead up to the Great […]

Grayhouse Partners Inc. the sole bidder on Housatonic school

Grayhouse Partners Inc. the sole bidder on Housatonic school

GREAT BARRINGTON – The Housatonic School request for proposal received one bid – from Grayhouse Partners Inc. – after four months. The Select Board announced the bid Aug. 28 during their meeting and gave it a preliminary review. No decisions regarding the actual bid from Gray House Partners were made Monday night. Because, according to Town […]

Hundreds gather at Mason Library for historic eclipse event

Hundreds gather at Mason Library for historic eclipse event

GREAT BARRINGTON – As 2 p.m. approached, approximately 250 people crowded onto the Mason Library lawn for an eclipse-viewing event. The 250 huddled in self-created groups, sharing their respective – and rare – eclipse glasses and homemade pinhole projection boxes. The crowd at large gazed up at the sun, a sun that by 2:43 p.m. was […]

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