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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

Transitioning to a greener pasture: ‘LIVING THE CHANGE’ Fair

"This fair will showcase key organizations, sustainable businesses, and empowered individuals in the Berkshires who are creating a livable future–one that is healthier, more prosperous for everyone, and more socially connected." -- Judy Eddy

Speeding in residential neighborhoods: A matter of life and death

"After hearing about the 8-year-old boy in Adams who was stuck and killed in a 35 mph zone this week, it really drives home just how much difference a little bit of speed can make when it comes to hitting a child or pedestrian. Most of the cars racing by my house right now are going really, really fast.” -- Dana Coleman of Great Barrington, who lives on Taconic Avenue

‘Non-essential’ items in school budget are essential

23.2 percent of the families in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District are low income and this is on the rise. The fringe of the budget is often where each district’s most important support structures for students are funded. The arts, music, school adjustment counselor, guidance, youth liaison, speech language pathologist, etc., are outlets and needed assistance for our children as they develop into adults.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Reality's just another name for nothing left to lose, conclude Hershey and Lulu. And so, they lose it. Two tripping psychedelic poodles.

State delays release of controversial review of future state energy needs

The study did not consider the impact of pipeline investments on Massachusetts’s long-term reliance on natural gas, nor did it consider these investments’ potential displacement of alternative energy sources. Environmental impacts of pipeline siting and construction and of natural gas extraction were also not considered.

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