Housatonic marijuana plan exacts a toll

Housatonic marijuana plan exacts a toll

HOUSATONIC — Concerns over a proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility has cost some area residents more than a night’s sleep. The uneasiness felt over Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s proposal to set up an 80,000-square-foot development at 22 Van Deusenville Road has already cost more than a handful of residents of Housatonic thousands of dollars. Last […]

Almost 200 people came to discuss what to do with the ‘Housy Dome’

Almost 200 people came to discuss what to do with the ‘Housy Dome’

HOUSATONIC — Although the future of the former Housatonic Elementary School building is still uncertain, many residents of the village have a clear vision they want for the future — one that’s thriving. At a community meeting held at the Housatonic Community Center, or more commonly known as the “Housy Dome,” residents of both Great […]

Housatonic School reuse panel on fact-finding tour

Housatonic School reuse panel on fact-finding tour

GREAT BARRINGTON —Efforts to redevelop the former Housatonic Elementary School seemed renewed after members of a newly formed committee toured the building. Tasked by the town’s selectboard to conduct a formal review of potential reuse scenarios for the building, the Economic Development Committee visited the space and discussed their observations at their meeting on Tuesday […]

Housatonic School rehab plans fizzle; it’s now back to square one for ideas

Housatonic School rehab plans fizzle; it’s now back to square one for ideas

GREAT BARRINGTON — The town’s agreement with remodeling contractor Grayhouse Partners Inc. for the redevelopment of the former Housatonic Elementary School has been severed. Now, the town is back to square one. The Housatonic-based firm was the only organization to respond to the town’s third request for proposals for the former school by the August […]

Housie school developers seek 6-month extension

Housie school developers seek 6-month extension

GREAT BARRINGTON — The selectboard has granted Grayhouse partners a six-month extension for the Housatonic School project in terms of gathering funding. Grayhouse partners entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the town last year to investigate the project, a mixed use development, intended to provide business and community space and affordable housing, as well […]

Repairs to Division St. bridge need $4 million in town funds

Repairs to Division St. bridge need $4 million in town funds

GREAT BARRINGTON—Since it was built in 1950, the Division Street bridge connecting Great Barrington and Housatonic has attracted a fair amount of attention. Structurally very narrow, about 20 feet wide, it’s a close call to have two cars cross the bridge at once, causing drivers to yield or slow down for the other car to […]

Lenox meeting rehashes options for GE’s PCBs clean-up proposal

Lenox meeting rehashes options for GE’s PCBs clean-up proposal

LENOX —Just about everyone agrees that PCBs in the Housatonic River are harmful to the environment and to people. That’s not news.But what to do with them once they’ve been dredged from the river bottom is a constant source of debate. A Dec. 3 meeting in the Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial High School, along […]

Housatonic swept by Cornerstone 90s in BABL finals

Housatonic swept by Cornerstone 90s in BABL finals

PITTSFIELD — Mark Twain once said that history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The 2018 Berkshire Adult Baseball League 20+ finals proved that adage to be true, much to the dismay of the Housatonic River Monsters, who were swept for the second straight season by the Cornerstone 90s. This is Cornerstone’s fifth straight […]