Iredale to sell Searles complex, creating new commercial district

Friday, Oct 17 - “We want to insure that whatever is done [at Searles] is complementary to what we’ve done in the area," including the the length of Bridge Street from the Co-op to the former Log Homes site, where a major bioremediation project is making way for a redevelopment that will likely include an expanded Co-Op Market." ---Iredale Mineral Cosmetics CFO Robert Montgomery

Harvesting the sun, or how we ‘went solar’

Thursday, Oct 16 - I decided to investigate the solarize program launched by Gov. Deval Patrick and spearheaded locally by Malcolm Fick with the town’s Energy Committee as well as Juliette Haas of Egremont. Calculations showed that a free-standing structure with 20 photovoltaic panels would provide 100 percent of the electrical energy that we typically consumed.

Marie DeAngelis Carr, 88

Tuesday, Oct 14 - Her iron will and strength of character were traits well admired by all who knew her. With her quick wit and a twinkle in her eye, one couldn't help but be charmed by a woman who overcame so much in her long life against very big odds.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Shorts; Montessori tour

Tuesday, Oct 14 - This year’s Berkshire Shorts will feature a block of contest entries in “The 30 Day Film Challenge,” a contest in which local filmmakers had 30 days to write, shoot and edit short films.