Big Y adopts self-checkout machines

Big Y adopts self-checkout machines

GREAT BARRINGTON — Grocery shopping is all about making choices, and last week, Big Y added one more for customers to make: check out with a cashier or a machine? Big Y World Class Market on Main Street is wrapping up its first week with six self-checkout machines. Though it’s too soon to tell what […]

Trail and town celebrate 10-year mark with hike, picnic

Trail and town celebrate 10-year mark with hike, picnic

By Evan Triantafilidis MONTEREY—When 67-year-old Karl Bodtorf, of South Carolina, set off to hike the complete 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, from its most southern point in Georgia to its most northern point in Maine, he estimated that it would take 160 days to complete. Instead, one day before his set goal, Bodtorf found himself at Beartown […]

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

GREAT BARRINGTON— It’s at gas stations. It’s in gummy bears. And it’s even in dog treats. CBD is showing up everywhere in Berkshire County. Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as “CBD” is a non-psychoactive compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the cannabis plant. And while the majority of products in retail marijuana shops […]

Treasure hunt at the ‘Flying Church’

Treasure hunt at the ‘Flying Church’

GREAT BARRINGTON — The parking lot of the town’s oldest church has been undisturbed for more than 100 years…until now. With major construction completed on the former Methodist church at 198 Main St., developer Paul Joffe invited the public to hunt for local history in the lot before it’s paved over. Despite soaring temperatures and […]

20 new Americans Pledge their Allegiance

20 new Americans Pledge their Allegiance

STOCKBRIDGE — Known for its iconic Americana imagery, The Norman Rockwell Museum served as a fitting setting when the venue was transformed into a courtroom to welcome 20 new U.S. citizens. The museum partnered with the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Community College Adult Learning Program in Great Barrington and the Literacy Network […]

Fire engulfs West Stockbridge farmhouse

Fire engulfs West Stockbridge farmhouse

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A fire destroyed a two-story colonial-style farmhouse from the 1900s on State Line Road. Nearly 30 firefighters from West Stockbridge, Stockbridge and Richmond as well as Canaan, New York, responded to the blaze at the 3,336- square-foot home at 11:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10, said West Stockbridge Fire Chief Peter Skorput. […]

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