New ‘Courage Wall’ invites Great Barrington to speak up

New ‘Courage Wall’ invites Great Barrington to speak up

GREAT BARRINGTON – A Courage Wall now adorns the alleyway between Railroad Street and the Triplex Cinema, an interactive project meant to inspire residents with a sense of purpose and community, according to Railroad Street Youth Project leaders. RSYP Executive Director Ananda Timpane lead the unveiling of the newest installation, which, in itself, was a […]

Task force debates three-district county

Task force debates three-district county

A draft map being used by the Berkshire County Education Task Force allows a look at what a possible three-district education system would look like in the Berkshires. The map – put together by the task force’s Phase II study partners, the District Management Group – divides the county into its colloquially adored north, central […]

Mud Day goes green

Mud Day goes green

GREAT BARRINGTON – This year marked the eighth annual Mud Day at Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School, an event that was not only dominated by brown, but also by green. As elementary-aged South County kids dashed back and forth, caked in mud and dirt and grime, the sun warmed the parking lot of the Monument […]

Airport manager: planes “targeted” for vandalism

Airport manager: planes “targeted” for vandalism

GREAT BARRINGTON – Two Berkshire Aviation Enterprises planes were recently damaged in an act of vandalism, according to airport manager Kenneth Krentsa. A corresponding police report lists the offense as malicious damage of property. The two planes – both of which are 1946 Piper J-3 models, owned by the airport for flight training purposes – […]

Great Barrington voters favor incumbents in annual elections

Great Barrington voters favor incumbents in annual elections

GREAT BARRINGTON – Town residents made their voices heard May 9, re-electing several incumbents and approving a Prop 2 ½ exempting ballot question. Selectman Ed Abrahams will retain his seat on the Select Board after running unopposed. He received 508 votes – 110 voters left the spot blank, while other voters wrote in a candidate. […]

Christine Burns Rudalevige returns home to Lee to celebrate her new book, ‘Green Plate Special’

Christine Burns Rudalevige returns home to Lee to celebrate her new book, ‘Green Plate Special’

LEE — Christine Burns Rudalevige will make a triumphant return to her hometown on Saturday, May 20, when she hosts an event promoting her new book “Green Plate Special: Sustainable and Delicious Recipes” at the Lee Public Library. The book, which is based on Rudalevige’s weekly food column for the Maine Sunday Telegram titled “Green […]

Task force reviews education priorities

Task force reviews education priorities

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has distilled 10 county education priorities from their two-weeks-worth of outreach and surveying. Ensuring access to high quality education “regardless of background, equity, quality teachers” ranks first on the list. According to documents provided by the task force, that priority was mentioned 96 times over the course of eight […]

New Lenox visitors center focuses on more than just tourism

New Lenox visitors center focuses on more than just tourism

LENOX – The town has officially unveiled the new visitors center, one that hopes to attract tourists and future residents alike. The building, located at 4 Housatonic St. and designed by Winstanley Partners, features a full-glass front and a bright green and white color scheme with hints of warm wood tones. Inside, works of art […]