Big Y adopts self-checkout machines

Big Y adopts self-checkout machines

GREAT BARRINGTON — Grocery shopping is all about making choices, and last week, Big Y added one more for customers to make: check out with a cashier or a machine? Big Y World Class Market on Main Street is wrapping up its first week with six self-checkout machines. Though it’s too soon to tell what […]

Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

GREAT BARRINGTON— For the Olga Dunn Dance Company, downtown Great Barrington is home. Owner Olga Dunn said she ran the dance company and school out of a Main Street studio for 36 years. When the building that housed the studio was listed for sale, the company moved to the historic Great Barrington Train Station, where […]

Brothers open head shop for the home grower

GREAT BARRINGTON— As a burgeoning cannabis industry continues to blossom in Berkshire County, dispensaries aren’t the only new shops to open. Brothers Daniel and Max Lowenstein, who operate the county’s only cannabis accessory shop that also specializes in cannabis growing accessories, said they have high hopes of seeing other new business models take off as […]

Speeding motorists still remain the major concern for Egremont

Speeding motorists still remain the major concern for Egremont

EGREMONT — The select board has said it, the police department has said it, and citizens are saying it, too: speeding in the village center is one of Egremont residents’ biggest concerns for their town. Although the number of speeding-related arrests are up in Egremont in the last month, Egremont Police Officer Hans Carlson said […]

Stockbridge set to appoint interim town administrator

Stockbridge set to appoint interim town administrator

STOCKBRIDGE — Two candidates appeared before the select board Monday evening to vie for the open position of interim town administrator. Mark Webber, the former town administrator of West Stockbridge, and Robert Markel, most recently the interim town administrator of Richmond, each said they are eyeing the Stockbridge interim position as a way to ease […]

Neighbors rally after family loses Alford home

Neighbors rally after family loses Alford home

ALFORD — A Rowe Road house was burned to the ground Sunday afternoon, leaving a family of six without a roof over their heads and most of their worldly possessions in ashes. The home at 11 Rowe Road was owned by George Meyer, 58, and Suzanne Meyer, 55. It was also occupied by their daughters […]

Boards of health grapple with CBD ban

Boards of health grapple with CBD ban

GREAT BARRINGTON — Health departments across Massachusetts were blindsided last month when the state Department of Agricultural Resources banned the sale of some hemp products, including hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient of hemp better known as CBD, Great Barrington Health Agent Rebecca Jurczyk told the town’s Board of Health at their rcent meeting. The […]

Stockbridge may name retired Mark Webber interim administrator

Stockbridge may name  retired Mark Webber   interim administrator

STOCKBRIDGE — Apparently retirement didn’t suit Mark Webber, who recently retired as the West Stockbridge town administrator. He’s considering coming out of retirement to apply for a similar position in neighboring Stockbridge. And the select board here already had him in mind. And now that former Stockbridge town administrator Danielle Fillio officially vacated her seat […]

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