Olga Dunn Dance Company performance honors local educator

Olga Dunn Dance Company performance honors local educator

GREAT BARRINGTON – An outdoor Saturday dance performance was more than just another show: That night, the Olga Dunn Dance company honored the life of Elaine Gunn, a noted educator and local historian, and announced a new scholarship in her name. Under a large, billowing performance tent, dancers from Olga Dunn’s self-named troop took to […]

Heroin leads Great Barrington cops to missing power tools

Heroin leads Great Barrington cops to missing power tools

GREAT BARRINGTON – Five people have been arrested and charged after a “local landscaper” reported several power tools were “stolen from his truck,” according to the police department. According to a police statement, Daryl VanDeusen, 25, who police say is homeless, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and larceny […]

Great Barrington Airport withdraws from special permit talks

Great Barrington Airport withdraws from special permit talks

GREAT BARRINGTON – The town’s airport debacle is over – for now. On July 10, during a Select Board public hearing, Walter J. Koladza Airport officials – alongside their attorney – withdrew their special permit request, one they have been defending under heavy fire for five meetings. The airport will now, as it has been, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Great Barrington adopts inclusive trust policy

Great Barrington adopts inclusive trust policy

GREAT BARRINGTON — By a staggering margin, town residents approved a resolution to become a safe and inclusive community, a policy that highlights diversity and extolls its importance. The trust policy is broken into three distinct parts: a values statement, a policy principles section and a policy protocols section. Overall, the resolution aims to increase […]