Fairview secures $100,000 grant to improve healthcare access

Fairview secures $100,000 grant to improve healthcare access

GREAT BARRINGTON – Fairview Hospital is planning to expand access and improve care in South County with the help of a $99,871 Health and Human Services grant. The improvements, according to Doreen Hutchinson, the hospital’s vice president of operations, will include creating an expanded network that comprises two major partners and 10 smaller ones. “Access […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Berkshire County is full of fighters

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Berkshire County is full of fighters

PITTSFIELD – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, brought the healthcare fight to the Berkshires over the weekend. The senator hosted a 10:30 a.m. town hall at Berkshire Community College’s Robert Boland Theatre July 8 and the message was clear: “No, we are not going to go down without a fight.” “If this isn’t a moment to […]

Task force study results expected before July

Task force study results expected before July

After several months of debate and disagreement, the Berkshire County Education Task Force has settled on what to specifically study and model for their Phase II effort. The task force and their Phase II study partner, the District Management Group, will be considering modeling five county education improvements and solutions: a “do nothing approach,” which […]

Raucous airport hearing ends in continuation, again

Raucous airport hearing ends in continuation, again

GREAT BARRINGTON – “Where we at?” Select Board Chairman Sean Stanton asked at the Walter J. Koladza airport hearing June 12. He received no answer from his fellow selectmen. A short answer, however, was obvious: nowhere fast. “Definitely assume we’re not voting on this tonight,” Stanton later said. “… So far we’re not getting this […]

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

STOCKBRIDGE – The Norman Rockwell Museum has opened a new exhibit that pairs Rockwell with Andy Warhol. The exhibit, titled “Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol,” runs from June 10 until Oct. 29. It comprises more than 100 pieces, according to co-curator Jesse Kowalski, and contains several iconic pieces from both artists – two personal outfits are […]

Clinton AME Zion Church purchased; repairs coming soon

Clinton AME Zion Church purchased; repairs coming soon

GREAT BARRINGTON – Work on the Clinton AME Zion Church will “hopefully begin sometime this year,” according to Wray Gunn, a board member of the nonprofit, Clinton Church Restoration Inc., that just purchased the property. Restoration work on the church – or “stabilizing it,” as Gunn described it – will include three things: fixing the […]

2,400 free books find new readers in Great Barrington

2,400 free books find new readers in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON – Mason Library played host to a massive book giveaway, one that saw approximately 2,400 books finding new owners and readers. Tables lined the Mason lawn Saturday, each splattered in books – kids books, instruction manuals, fiction and nonfiction novels, history textbooks and everything in between. Friends of the Libraries President Ed Abrahams […]

SculptureNow prepares 30-piece exhibit at The Mount

SculptureNow prepares 30-piece exhibit at The Mount

LENOX – SculptureNow, in partnership with The Mount, is currently preparing works ahead of their June 11 show, one that – while it has no theme – emphasizes the beauty of the grounds Edith Wharton once called home. Over the course of a rainy, overcast May 30, 15 pieces of installation art, namely sculptures, arrived […]

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 […]