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Great Barrington extends temporary suspension of plastic water bottle restrictions through May

GREAT BARRINGTON — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the town is extending the suspension of plastic water bottle restrictions through...

Channeling creativity while under quarantine

Veronica Martin is a maker and an artist.The Great Barrington-based woman has carved out a craft making artisanal skincare, handmade candles and one-of-a-kind ceramics...

Remote learning proves to be beneficial for some students

LEE — The transition to remote learning hasn’t been without its challenges for educational institutions throughout the commonwealth.But for some, the forced technological shift...

Exposure update: Now 31 coronavirus-related deaths in the Berkshires

The number of deaths reported by the Massachusetts Department of Health that are attributed to a coronavirus disease-related illness has nearly doubled in a...

COVID-19 Recovery Center opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINTON — A coronavirus disease recovery center opened in town on Wednesday.The recovery center was set up by the state Department of Health...

Southern Berkshire County has more than 80 confirmed cases of coronavirus

GREAT BARRINGTON — The state Department of Public Health has issued the numbers of confirmed cases of coronavirus in each municipality in the commonwealth...

Coronavirus could cast problems for annual elections and town meetings

GREAT BARRINGTON — Could the town end up holding its annual town meeting on the football field at Monument Mountain Regional High School? According...

Great Barrington parks closed until further notice

GREAT BARRINGTON — To further foster social distancing, the town’s Parks and Recreation Commission has closed all gathering spaces in town parks until further...

Girl Scouts navigate the virtual frontier for badges

GREAT BARRINGTON — After being cooped up for the past several weeks and adhering to Gov. Charlie Baker’s “Stay at Home” advisory, Theresa and...

Exposure update: Now 19 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in the Berkshires

In a week’s time, the number of reported Berkshire County residents that have succumbed to coronavirus disease-related illnesses has jumped from six to 19.As...

Pandemic amplifies digital divide and lack of internet access in New Marlborough

SOUTHFIELD — Like many children across the country, Olivia Fusco has been adjusting to the shift of educational instruction moving from a classroom into...

Lenox Community Center hosts social distancing Easter egg hunt

LENOX — As communities throughout the commonwealth continue to adjust to stay-at-home advisories, many long-standing events and festivities have had to take a backseat,...

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