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 […]

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. […]