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EPA pushes back on key GE-proposed Housatonic Rest of River remediation plans, files fact sheet covering airborne PCBs

Quality of Life and Updated Project Operations plans are set to be revised and resubmitted by November.

A celebration of healthcare and hope: Gov. Healey attends Fairview Hospital gala

“To me, Fairview represents so much of what is good in Massachusetts,” Gov. Healey told the audience in her speech. “[These are] people with values, commitment to equity, and commitment to making sure that people are cared for and that the community is cared for.”

Gerald R. ‘Jerry’ Kellogg of Barefoot Bay, Fla.

A graveside service for Jerry will be held Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m., at Townhouse Hill Cemetery in Egremont.

Daniel H. ‘Mick’ Bigelow Sr., 92, of Pittsfield

Dan's relatives and friends are invited to attend his Committal Service with United States Army Military Honors on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

Balloonists, barnstormers, and wartime boon: New book celebrates Great Barrington Airport

“Local histories for me are a way to give readers a sense of place,” said Drew, who has written the “Our Berkshires” column for The Berkshire Eagle since 1996, along with more than 50 books, about half of them local histories, including a history of the town of Great Barrington.

Keeping the sound from shutting down: Great Barrington radio station raising funds to replace failing mixing board

“This is an all-volunteer organization,” Hardcastle said. “Our expenses are rent, insurance, licensing, and equipment. We are doing what we can to be very frugal and resourceful.”

Cream of the corn(hole) at Claire Teague Senior Center

“I’m very close with the directors and people who work at these centers," said Health New England Government Program Coordinator Lee Jaggi. "They have been all looking for something that they could introduce to their seniors. To me, cornhole is a perfect solution because it’s something everyone can play.

West Stockbridge Planning Board unanimously approves major zoning bylaw changes, but text not published

After initiating an informal request from Bixby, The Berkshire Edge filed a formal records request with the town on July 16, seeking those documents.

West Stockbridge eyes capital improvement plans with essential departments

The session was the first in the town’s "meet and confer" series aimed at advancing one-topic conversations among relevant stakeholders.

The circus comes to town: ‘Summersaults in the Berkshires’ to be performed at Duffin Theater

"Summersaults" is an “action-packed, one-hour, family-friendly circus show that will feature an international cast of world-class circus artists.”

JWS Art Supplies to move to former location of Evergreen Fine American Crafts

“The main reason we’re moving is because we need much more space,” Levin told The Berkshire Edge. “We’re a little crowded where we are now. The other reason is because I would like to move the store to the building that I own.”

Department of Public Utilities disallows discolored water complaints in Housatonic Water Works rate-increase case

According to the DPU's website, Housatonic resident Bill Nappo wrote to the DPU on July 5 that HWW is distributing discolored water to its customers that has "a chemical smell."

A celebration of ‘the air of ideas’ at Mount gala

“We have done fabulously this year,” organization Director of Development Maryann Beaumont told The Berkshire Edge. “Everything is up, including membership and the number of visitors we have had.”

Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Richmond explore shared emergency, fire services

The Richmond Fire Stationhouse added an emergency ladder after the second floor was condemned.

Marijuana dispensaries’ lawsuits against Great Barrington continue to wind through court system

The Selectboard took no action pertaining to the lawsuits following their 30-minute executive session on the subject.

Teresa Mae Kosberg, 89, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

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