Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

EGREMONT — In a surprising about-face, Spectrum has decided to build its high-speed network in town, and in Monterey, using fiber cable, ultimately ditching initial plans to use a hybrid fiber-coaxial network. Word came via an Oct. 5 email from Spectrum Director of Government Affairs Anna Lucey addressed to Selectwoman Mary Brazie . “While were […]

Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

GREAT BARRINGTON — Plans for the restoration of the historic church once attended by civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois are starting to take shape. Members of the community, the Clinton Church Restoration group, stakeholders and experts came together with architects and designers to craft three possible plans for the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church. The collective […]

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 […]

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

By Cory Willey LENOX — Members of a state working group met Tuesday for its inaugural public meeting to discuss the challenges and possible options for a Berkshire County to New York City rail service. The group was created through an amendment drafted by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, and was endorsed by the senate in […]

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

By Cory Willey LEE — Once a pothole-ridden roadway loathed by residents and town officials alike, Forest Street is now fully repaired and more pristine than any road in town. On Sept. 26 state and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated project completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering praise for those who worked to see […]

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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