Saturday, May 25, 2024

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Lily Abrahams

Lily Abrahams has been a Great Barrington resident for most of life. When she is not in her hometown she is in Amherst where she goes to school at the University of Massachusetts in the class of 2019. Lily plans on majoring in History with minors in philosophy and English. Before college she was a student at Monument Mountain Regional High school where she graduated from in 2015. Lily enjoys writing in many forms ranging from poetry to academic essays.

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Tiregate: Town takes wait-and-see approach to sharp curbs, punctured tires

“The type of curbing was the town’s decision. They chose a MassDOT-standard granite curb… All designs applied on this project are per the town’s hired designer.” --- Judith Riley, MassDOT spokesperson

Dying Main Street trees to be replaced

“Now that trees that are dead or dying have been identified, it would be better if they were removed and the tree pits left empty instead of having dead trees there.” -- Robin Helfand, owner of Robin's Candy Shop on Main Street in Great Barrington

Protest against Berkshire PCB dumps draws 200 marchers

“I feel that GE is just one in thousands of corporations that are doing the exact same thing to land and to rivers all across the world. We here have our small part to play in that big fight which is to stand up for our land and our water and the respect for humanity.” --- Pooja Prema, an organizer of the Mega March against PCB dumps

Curb cuts anger drivers parking in Great Barrington

One Seward’s Tire employee said it was not uncommon to see four damaged tires in one day.

Safety measures taken for wildlife at Fountain Pond

Feeding geese low nutrition foods such as corn or white bread can cause joint disfiguration, disease or death.
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