Requiem for a stately sugar maple

Requiem for a stately sugar maple

GREAT BARRINGTON — The fate of a 200-year-old sugar maple may not be clear-cut just yet, but that didn’t stop a group of concerned residents from mourning its potential loss last Friday. A group of nearly 20 people, donning dark attire, processed from the front of Mason Library, through the downtown along the sidewalk to […]

Historic tree faces deep-rooted housing issue

Historic tree faces deep-rooted housing issue

GREAT BARRINGTON — A local developer has proposed four mixed-use buildings for the vacant lot at the corner of Main Street and Mahaiwe Street, but some residents believe the cost of developing that particular parcel — namely, the 200-year-old heritage sugar maple, possibly the oldest tree in downtown Great Barrington — is too high. The […]