Latest pot shop applicant joins toy stores neighbors

Latest pot shop applicant joins toy stores neighbors

GREAT BARRINGTON — The empty storefront between Tom’s Toys and the law office of Cain, Hibbard and Myers will be home to Calyx Berkshire Dispensary, a retail marijuana shop, which may be open within the next three or four months. The store was previously occupied by a mens store, Joe Daggert.The owner of the store, […]

Finding a new town manager a challenge, says headhunter

Finding a new town manager a challenge, says headhunter

By Hannah Shirley GREAT BARRINGTON— The search for a new town manager kicked off Monday evening with a sparsely-attended community forum hosted by the select board. Bernard Lynch of Community Paradigm Associates, the consultant hired by the select board to assist in the town manager search, led the discussion. Lynch said his goal is to […]

Karen Smith called on selectmen’s ‘carpet’ to answer open meeting complaints

Karen Smith called on selectmen’s ‘carpet’ to answer open meeting complaints

By Joel Williams GREAT BARRINGTON — The select board has set a tentative date to hear complaints regarding Housing Authority Chair Karen Smith. Smith has drawn the ire of residents due to alleged aggressive behavior during meetings, especially towards ousted director Vera Cartier. Three residents at an Oct. 16 meeting said that Smith raised her […]

Select board considers issuing more beer-and-wine licenses

Select board considers issuing more beer-and-wine licenses

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — The Select Board is considering a move that would make four more beer-and-wine licenses available for retailers in town, which package-store owners contend has high stakes when existing licenses might be worth $50,000 each. Owners from most of the town’s eight package stores said they opposed the change. These […]

Voters uphold bottle ban, reject repeal

Voters uphold bottle ban, reject repeal

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — The town is still set to ban retailers from selling single-use plastic water bottles starting May 2019, after a clear majority of voters cast their support for the ban for the second time in four months at a rowdy special town meeting in Monument Mountain Regional High School’s auditorium. […]

Vote will uphold or rescind the bottle ban

Vote will uphold or rescind the bottle ban

GREAT BARRINGTON — For the second time this year, residents will cast votes on whether or not single-use plastic water bottles should be sold in their town. Great Barrington will hold a special town meeting on Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. in Monument Mountain Regional High School’s auditorium. The meeting was scheduled after resident Laura […]

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Marijuana’s retail premiere this summer has left local governments with plenty of questions about how it will fit into their communities, and even Great Barrington, which voted on some fairly comprehensive regulations at their annual town meeting, still has some unanswered. The Select Board Monday night said they would […]

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