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’ […]

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

LEE — The Planning Board has submitted an application for a Smart Growth Overlay District that would allow for residential and commercial development at the Eagle Mill site. If accepted by the state and by district representatives at town meeting, the overlay district could pave the way for Mill Renaissance LLC’s planned $60 million to $70 […]

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 […]

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has been drawn into the national spotlight in the weeks since its leadership announced a highly controversial and heavily scrutinized plan to auction 40 works of art to fund a new direction. Save the Art, a local group dedicated to halting the sale of the paintings, is urging museum director […]

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 […]

Lee committee working to reduce Founders Weekend waste

Lee committee working to reduce Founders Weekend waste

LEE — The Greener Gateway Committee is increasing its efforts to reduce waste expected from next week’s annual Founders Weekend celebration. The committee plans to be present at more events than in years prior, setting up waste disposal stations and working with vendors and attendees alike to reduce waste through proper recycling and composting techniques. […]

Duet in Black and White presents artists’ work in bold contrast

Duet in Black and White presents artists’ work in bold contrast

New Marlborough artists Jim Singelis and Linda Skipper have brought their work together in an exhibition that urges onlookers to compare and contrast precision and spontaneity, control and the perceived lack thereof. The show, dubbed “Duet in Black and White,” features work by both artists and is currently on display at the Knox Gallery within […]

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