Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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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.

Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock brings unique new Yiddish music to live or online audiences this weekend

The music at Yidstock, Executive Director Susan Bronson thinks, is “really fun and engaging, and I think most people come and they love it. There's great energy, and the music itself is accessible to everybody.”

The Foundry sound test may finally (unofficially) offer an answer to monitoring venue noise

The West Stockbridge-hired consultant, the Planning Board, and attorneys witnessed the evaluation as the entertainment venue seeks to amend its special permit.

Michael Filmus of Great Barrington

Services will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Risen named new Town Clerk for Great Barrington

Risen previously worked in Sheffield in administrative roles.

For the love of Kevin: Shakespeare & Company celebrates Education Director Coleman at annual gala

[Coleman’s] wit and way of putting people at ease are matched only by his deep knowledge and experience as an effective educator,” Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows wrote about Director of Education Kevin Coleman.

Commissioner of Agriculture Randle discusses current state of farming during Berkshire County tour

Berkshire Grown Exeutive Director Margaret Moulton said that farms in Berkshire County have “a strong collaborative spirit,” which has bolstered the region's agricultural sector.

Andrew Russell Humes, 66, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden and the Tavern House at the Humes Preserve headquarters in Mill Neck, N.Y., Andrew's childhood home.

Monsanto offers support for its push to dismiss Lee’s lawsuit focused on damage to residents, environment

GE defends against Lee’s motion for a default summary judgment due to the company’s nonanswer to litigation.

Anthony Scibelli named new Fairview Hospital leader

“Fairview has an outstanding reputation as a hospital and as a community partner,” said soon-to-be Fairview Vice President Anthony Scibelli. “I am excited to be joining such a dedicated team and look forward to working together to further enhance the important role that Fairview Hospital plays within the community’s system of care.”

Great Barrington Town Manager Pruhenski continues to argue against temporary fix for Brookside Road Bridge, angry residents demand quick action

“If we did proceed and if we put a temporary span in place, we would likely lose our emergency status and jeopardize the $3.4 million in state funding for a permanent replacement," Pruhenski told residents at the July 8 meeting. "We would be looking at $5.5 million of taxpayer money [for both the temporary span and permanent replacement]."

Martin F. Palmer Jr., 82, of North Canaan, Conn.

Per Marty’s wishes, a private burial will be held for the immediate family.

West Stockbridge throws a party celebrating its 250th year

Town residents and visitors turned out to enjoy the daylong festival.

Berkshires Arts Festival: A celebration of imagination and artisans

“The unique thing about this event is that you really can count that people will come here,” event organizer Richard Rothbard told The Berkshire Edge.

Sheila Galdino Martin of Sheffield

Sheila's presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Jeffrey T. Scrimo of Lenox

The funeral for Jeffrey T. Scrimo will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Hope Church. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Roche Funeral Home, and again on July 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Hope Church.

It’s been hot

This day marks the fourth July 6th, where the temps never fell below 70.