Circus is coming! Smirkus is coming!

Tuesday, Jul 15 - The Circus Smirkus performances are a benefit for the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project. The Smirkus theme is: “Anchors Away for Atlantis, a maritime merriment under the briny big top.”

Stopping the pipeline: What are the options?

Monday, Jul 7 - The proposed pipeline route travels through an estimated 20 state-protected wildlife management areas and state forests, municipal watershed protection areas, the reservations and sanctuaries of The Trustees and Mass Audubon, and the Appalachian Trail.

Resistance to gas pipeline spreads across Western Mass.

Wednesday, Jul 2 - 'I am very concerned about the dangers of making any more long-term investments in natural gas infrastructure. Pipeline proposals, including the Kinder Morgan pipeline, create safety concerns in the communities they pass through.' --Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Donald Berwick

Selectboard gives fairgrounds go-ahead

Wednesday, Jul 2 - "It is a general blessing to proceed,” said Janet Elsbach, of the Great Barrington Fair Ground (GBFG). The situation has evolved into “a constructive partnership” between the organization and the town.

How Share the Bounty got started

Thursday, Jun 26 - I was struck by the notion that every dollar donated — in serving three goals —would effectively triple in value: supporting a local farmer, preserving our rural landscapes, and providing fresh, healthy food to community members in need. -- Jonathan Hankin, founder of Share the Bounty

Food Justice: So others may eat

Thursday, Jun 26 - According to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, roughly one in eight people continues to experience hunger in this part of the Commonwealth, an eye-opening fact. Furthermore, one in five children lives in food-insecure households.

Main Street’s trees: A perspective, Part I

Thursday, May 15 - The bottom line is that Bradford pear trees can become a hazard and as many towns across the U.S. have discovered, these somewhat fad-like cultivars did not make for good street trees, especially if planted en masse.