Asperger’s, LD organization celebrates 35th year

Asperger’s, LD organization celebrates 35th year

LEE — An organization focused on helping young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and other learning differences define the path to their futures is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Through a ceremony held last week, College Internship Program (CIP) Berkshire celebrated its 35th anniversary at its headquarters in Lee. CIP Berkshire was founded as the Transitional Apartment […]

New businesses opening in time for tourist season

New businesses opening  in time for tourist season

GREAT BARRINGTON — Local business owner Steve Carlotto said the town has long been known for its thriving business district. But sometime in the 1980s, the character of Great Barrington’s downtown began to change. The barber shops, shoe shops and furniture stores began to be replaced by gift shops and galleries during that time, said […]

New partnership brings mental health services linked with Barrington police

New partnership brings mental health services linked with Barrington police

GREAT BARRINGTON — A new partnership is bringing additional resources to those suffering from mental illness. The Great Barrington Police Department has partnered with the Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and as a result, have established a Mental Health Co-Responder Program. Based in Pittsfield, The Brien Center is a community-based, nonprofit […]

Lee retail dispensary passes one more hurdle before opening

Lee retail dispensary passes one more hurdle before opening

LEE — Norman Rockwell posters. Hand-crafted antiques. A canoe mounted to the wall. When Lee’s first recreational marijuana retail dispensary opens, customers will be greeted by decor featuring regional collectables and antiquities. The atmosphere of Canna Provisions, located at 220 Housatonic St., will lend itself to a different kind of experience in the retail marijuana […]