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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

Affordable Housing Trust apologizes for lack of communication about development plan

If approved, the town wouldn't close on the property until July. If taxpayers rejected the funding, then there would be no project at all, or the trust would have to identify another site.

With financing secured, 100 Bridge Street affordable housing project moves forward

The closing is the culmination of the complex funding process from 14 separate local, state, federal and private funding sources.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Great Barrington’s cannabis quandary: What to do with that pot revenue?

Proposals for how to use the cannabis revenue windfall will be discussed by the selectboard and the finance committee in the upcoming deliberations for next year's budget, with voters having the final say on how to spend free cash at the annual town meeting in May.

Site preparation begins at 100 Bridge St. in advance of CDC housing project construction

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire executive director Tim Geller said he expects environmental remediation to begin late this month and construction on the apartments to commence in late October.

In attracting investment and housing, officials look to incentives and toxic assets

Retailers and other business owners often complain about is the thin labor pool that makes staffing difficult in southern Berkshire County. The problem is caused in no small measure by the lack of affordable housing

Town Hall Briefs: Town seeks input on Housatonic School; 100 Bridge Street gets final approvals; troubled Lake Mansfield Road to see a repaving

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire can finally proceed with its plan to build an affordable housing complex at 100 Bridge Street after receiving the go-ahead from the selectboard.

Contrary to rumors, sales of Powerhouse Square units proceeding as planned, developer says

Now that the model units are open, Benchmark Development principal Charles said he expects to reconnect with prior contacts and hold regular open houses.

Rebranded Berkshire Food Co-op opens in new digs at Powerhouse Square

The Co-op's new headquarters will bring the organization even further from its humble roots. The Co-op started as a buying club and opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in 1981 in the granary building on Rosseter Street.

For many Great Barrington voters, a tough decision for selectboard awaits

"I have no idea how this election will turn out. I put signs up this weekend. I asked some people to put up signs and they said no. They liked everybody." -- Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon

ZBA takes second look at 100 Bridge Street, gives OK to revised proposal

CDC's latest plan, now accepted, was to remove the toxic soil and pile it up on three separate berms on the property.

ZBA says changes to 100 Bridge Street too great, putting CDC development plan at ‘significant risk’

The language that is always being used is that the CDC is ghettoizing our poor, or low- and moderate-income families ... We think that description is absurd, given where the site is ... and the fact that ... 50 percent of the families in Great Barrington qualify for these units." -- Tim Geller, executive director of the CDC

Business Briefs: CDCSB grant; participation designation for Berkshire Theatre Group; NPC Berkshires receives grant; grant for Berkshire Workforce Board; BCArc rebrand

Mass Cultural Council's UP Initiative seeks to break down barriers that prevent civic participation in the cultural sector of Massachusetts.

Business Briefs: CDCSB annual meeting; new Austen Riggs CEO; DeVries Fine Art holiday reception; Goewey joins CHP board; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank

In addition to his long professional career at Austen Riggs, Dr. Eric Plakun is also a leader in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the author of more than 50 publications, a member of several journal editorial boards, and a past member of the Harvard clinical faculty.

100 Bridge Street project receives more than $15 million in state funding for affordable housing

The funds will provide the final financing for the $17.2 million 100 Bridge Street project that will build 45 new affordable rental units and simultaneously remediate the entire 8-acre site.

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire purchases new property in Great Barrington

CDCSB executive director Tim Geller told the Edge that his estimate is that construction on the new apartments will begin in the spring of 2021—a year later than currently scheduled—and that the rent will be “very affordable.”
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