Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Marijuana’s retail premiere this summer has left local governments with plenty of questions about how it will fit into their communities, and even Great Barrington, which voted on some fairly comprehensive regulations at their annual town meeting, still has some unanswered. The Select Board Monday night said they would […]

Rene Wood defeats incumbent Petersen for seat on Sheffield select board

Rene Wood defeats incumbent Petersen for seat on Sheffield select board

By Joel Williams SHEFFIELD — The town will have a new, but familiar face on the select board. Rene Wood defeated incumbent candidate Andrew J. Petersen with a 402-322 victory at Monday’s town election. “I’m going to be meeting with the town administrator today, I got sworn in yesterday morning,” Wood said Wednesday morning. “I […]

Great Barrington Select board finalizes pot recommendations

Great Barrington Select board finalizes pot recommendations

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— The select board has made its final amendments to the marijuana regulations that will go before the town meeting for vote in two weeks. The biggest change, and the one that has been most contentious, is the select board’s position that marijuana cultivation facilities should always need a special permit […]

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— The select board gave final necessary approvals to the town meeting warrant’s nonfinancial items, but the members are still hoping to amend some proposed marijuana cultivation bylaws on the town meeting floor. The select board and the town’s Planning Board are in disagreement about what the rules on marijuana growing […]

Great Barrington cracks down on parking

Great Barrington cracks down on parking

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Effective immediately, overnight on-street parking in Great Barrington will be banned from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. from November 15 to March 30, as approved by a select board vote Monday night. The rule states that violators will be ticketed and vehicles blocking the town’s snow plows will be […]