Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

GREAT BARRINGTON — Plans for the restoration of the historic church once attended by civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois are starting to take shape. Members of the community, the Clinton Church Restoration group, stakeholders and experts came together with architects and designers to craft three possible plans for the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church. The collective […]

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON – Christina Glass, a caregiver from Housatonic, was accustomed to driving to Northampton to buy medical cannabis products for her two patients. “We were travelling all the way up there,” Glass said. But now, Glass doesn’t have to do the hour-long drive: Theory Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary, has officially opened in town. Glass’ […]

Grayhouse Partners Inc. the sole bidder on Housatonic school

Grayhouse Partners Inc. the sole bidder on Housatonic school

GREAT BARRINGTON – The Housatonic School request for proposal received one bid – from Grayhouse Partners Inc. – after four months. The Select Board announced the bid Aug. 28 during their meeting and gave it a preliminary review. No decisions regarding the actual bid from Gray House Partners were made Monday night. Because, according to Town […]

Hundreds gather at Mason Library for historic eclipse event

Hundreds gather at Mason Library for historic eclipse event

GREAT BARRINGTON – As 2 p.m. approached, approximately 250 people crowded onto the Mason Library lawn for an eclipse-viewing event. The 250 huddled in self-created groups, sharing their respective – and rare – eclipse glasses and homemade pinhole projection boxes. The crowd at large gazed up at the sun, a sun that by 2:43 p.m. was […]

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 […]