Ramsdell report calls for focus on arts, youth, collaborative spaces

Ramsdell report calls for focus on arts, youth, collaborative spaces

By Christopher McDermott HOUSATONIC — The Ramsdell Library should strive to offer something unique, with a smaller circulating collection but more collaborative space and services focused on arts, local history and youth programming, according to a report by consultants hired to study the 100-year-old historic library. “Housatonic, a former mill town, has lost most of […]

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

By Joel Williams The Rest of River Municipal Committee will be formally entering into mediation with General Electric to resolve issues surrounding the cleanup of the Housatonic River watershed. “The EPA has strongly suggested to the five communities involved, that is Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield, that we enter into a non-binding mediation […]

Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

GREAT BARRINGTON – The selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin to draft working parameters for a public-private partnership with Grayhouse Partners in regards to the Housatonic School. The decision to move tentatively forward with Grayhouse Partners and its respective working teams – Gillette Conner for finance; Clark & Green and Steven McAllister for architecture; […]

Trail builders return to River Walk for guided walking tour

Trail builders return to River Walk for guided walking tour

GREAT BARRINGTON – Renowned trail builder and planner Peter Jensen made his return to the Housatonic River Walk over the weekend and led a guided tour highlighted every detail of the painstaking trail blazing process. Jensen, who is currently involved in a New Hampshire project, made the visit in the lead up to the Great […]

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 […]