Exalting the community through art

Exalting the community through art

Jessica Garb is a fashion designer. Judy Bates is a screen printing artist. Together, the local artisans have found their happy place in the Berkshires — specifically, Great Barrington. Garb and Bates first began working together one year ago at a collaborative space in Great Barrington with other artists. There, Garb sold her Jess’ Garb […]

Widening the lens of law enforcement

Widening the lens of law enforcement

SHEFFIELD — Apprehending criminals. Responding to dangerous calls. Upholding the law. Between depictions on television and third-person interactions, for many youngsters, the lens of law enforcement can be rather narrow. But for the past week, kids from south county had a chance to see area police officers in a different setting, said Sheffield Police Chief […]

Partners in wine

Partners in wine

RICHMOND — A winery that traded its urban setting for a more rural one has finally settled into its new space in Richmond. Founded in 2011, Balderdash Cellars is a winery that first called the basement of a Pittsfield-based bakery its home. But even prior to establishing Balderdash as a formal business, making wine was […]

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

GREAT BARRINGTON— It’s at gas stations. It’s in gummy bears. And it’s even in dog treats. CBD is showing up everywhere in Berkshire County. Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as “CBD” is a non-psychoactive compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the cannabis plant. And while the majority of products in retail marijuana shops […]

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

RICHMOND — The select board has named a new town administrator. Richmond select board members unanimously voted in favor of offering Danielle Fillio, the town Administrator for Stockbridge, the position during their last meeting on July 2. And Fillio has accepted that offer. “I’m very excited about it,” she said. The position became available after […]

Bridging art and athletics

Bridging art and athletics

Despite the rising temperatures throughout the region, a cold front is gliding into town this month. This cold spell is slated to take form as an isolated force sweeping in by way of Kittery, Maine to Jacob’s Pillow in Becket on Wednesday, July 17. For the first time in the history of the Berkshires-based venue, […]

Tractor Supply opens its doors at Barrington Plaza

Tractor Supply opens its  doors at Barrington Plaza

GREAT BARRINGTON— A national chain has just opened its doors at the Barrington Plaza. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co. has taken up residency at 546 Stockbridge Road in the remaining space formerly occupied Kmart, which closed in December 2016. Since then, the building was subdivided into two spaces. The first tenant, Marshalls, opened November 2017. […]

How many shops for marijuana should Great Barrington have?

How many shops for  marijuana should Great Barrington have?

GREAT BARRINGTON— The town may have signed a number of host community agreements with several retail marijuana enterprises, but that doesn’t mean they will all make it through the state’s vetting process. Responding to resident concerns and approved vote from the May annual town meeting, members of the Planning Board and selectboard met last week […]

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