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Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

HOUSATONIC — After a half-century in business along Route 183 in Housatonic, the Risingdale Cafe is closing its doors. Longtime customers, friends and family...

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...

Are Great Barrington voters thinking about putting some kind of lid on pot?

GREAT BARRINGTON — There were cheers. There were jeers. And for a few residents, there were even some choked-back tears. Around 100 people filled the seats and lined...

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...

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...

Housatonic 80,000-square-foot marijuana growing field approval by Planning Board sparks Barrington protests

GREAT BARRINGTON — Michelle Loubert has called Housatonic her home for much of her life.She lives in a homestead on Division Street that was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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