News

Du Bois comes home from the grave

Tuesday, May 20 - For unknown reasons, Yolande’s grave was left without a headstone. Her grandchildren were unaware of where she was buried, until her grandson Arthur McFarlane II was informed of it during a visit in 2012.

David Magadini: Mayor of Main Street

Sunday, May 18 - He argues that by exercising his rights as a citizen of the United States – in this case, to vote and be a free citizen even though he has chosen to remain homeless -- he serves as a model to strongly encourage others to exercise their freedom as well.

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.

Rites of spring

Thursday, May 8 - Twenty years ago, in 1994, there were only 1,755 farmers' markets in the U.S. By 2013 the number had jumped to 8,144, and this year promises even more.

Great Barrington candidates’ forum: A review

Sunday, May 4 - Simmering anger over the seeming indifference of local town and school officials, combined with resentment toward newcomers and the local friends of the newcomers, are at the heart of local elections this May.

Great Barrington: Solar capital of South County?

Wednesday, Apr 30 - If Kirt Mayland’s Housatonic Solar Project achieves its objectives, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, and the town of Great Barrington would all become the beneficiaries, with significant savings on the cost of electricity.