Heather Bellow

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Heather Bellow covers a variety of local and regional issues including those that affect economic development and the environment. She covers local businesses, municipal hearings, and does investigative reporting on topics like broadband, pipelines and pollution. She lives with her two teenagers in Great Barrington, where she’s lived since 2002.

Articles by Heather Bellow

Sandisfield resident calls for town revote on broadband strategy

Saturday, 4 Mar 2017 - While the broadband ball is now rolling, resident Jean Atwater-Williams said she wants to make sure everyone knows where that ball is headed and, in an article in the Sandisfield Times, called for a revote on the new route the town is pursuing.

As airport continues permit quest, threat from lead in plane fuel causes concern

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 - Among other research, the EPA’s findings indicate that where there are small, piston-engine aircraft operating, there is an increase in lead concentrations in air. The FAA says it, along with the EPA, is working to stop the use of lead in the fuel, and backing research to come up with alternatives.

Aviation magazine gives clues to Koladza Airport’s expanded future

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 - The plans for the Walter J. Koladza Airport in Great Barrington now being considered at Town Hall are for three 149-foot by 50-foot hangars with 18 bays inside, 18 parking spaces and an access road. But according to one of the owners, the airport also wants to add a charter service and an LSA (light sport aircraft) dealership and air shows.

Police issue warrant for suspected Salisbury bank robber

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 - In a prepared statement, Walsh said the man was identified as Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, who walked into the bank at around 3:30 p.m. wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

In response to criticism, CDC modifies affordable housing plans for GB brownfield

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 - Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire's executive director Tim Geller noted that these changes are “insubstantial” enough not to trigger another public hearing, as state regulations require it for “substantial” changes to the comprehensive permit, which was already granted last fall.