Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Tag: 350Mass-Berkshires

State Rep. Pignatelli appointed as Lenox’s interim town manager, effective July 1

Select Board members applauded filling the opening with a local resident already knowledgeable with town workings.

A statue honoring Du Bois? It might actually be controversy-free

"Dubois was clearly the most celebrated resident in our history. His teachings and writings still resonate today. To honor and memorialize him seems absolutely appropriate." -- Author and Great Barrington resident Daniel Klein

Bits & Bytes: BBG Grow Show; Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow; Peter, Paul and Mary tribute; holiday cookie championship; 350Mass Berkshire meeting

Berkshire Botanical Garden has partnered with area historic homes Chesterwood, Naumkeag, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Olana, and the Mount to provide inspiration to artists entering the Grow Show’s floral design and photography divisions.

Egremont eyes moratorium, as Berkshire towns grapple with new pot law

Lenox Planning Board Chairman Kameron Spaulding says his board will have a public session Tuesday night, April 1, on a proposed bylaw to allow dispensaries by-right in specific, commercial districts subject to Planning Board site plan review.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Mothers and Sons;’ Lino Taglipietra exhibit; student art show; ‘Montgomery Place: An American Arcadia;’ 350Mass Berkshires meeting

The historic property of Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, part of Bard College since 2016, encompasses over 300 acres and features notable architecture, richly furnished interiors, exceptional vistas, orchards, woodland trails and gardens.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith celebration; Natalie Narotzky on 350Mass Berkshires; Pittsfield TV channels changed; WGBY kids services

“The Berkshire region has a unique heritage from Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois and his vision of African American economic prosperity though cooperative economic enterprises." --Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Bits & Bytes: Timothy Snyder at Williams; 350Mass Berkshires meeting; BerkshireSPEAKS

Timothy Snyder's talk will look at the structural causes for how Hitler’s ideology could and can function, and how similar risks might be faced today due to climate change and state collapse.

Nick Diller’s weather summary: July 2016, dry summer continues

In 51 years of record keeping this year came in 13th on the driest July list.

Campaign against pipeline tariff heats up; video faults Baker administration

Sheffield filmmaker Ben Hillman made the short video about the situation, called Down the Tubes, with support from activists Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Lawrence Lessig.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend; ‘Ugly Lies the Bone;’ ‘The Power of Food’ at Hevreh; BPL gala; ‘Alice in Wonderland’ marathon; 350Mass...

Tyler Soleau, Community Outreach Director of Energy and Climate at Acadia Center, will present EnergyVision, a roadmap for how Massachusetts can achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through a transformation of its energy systems.

News Briefs: Fossil fuel divestment forum; Women’s Fund of Western Mass. celebration

Fossil fuel divestment is the withdrawal of investments in oil, coal, and gas companies that are endangering climate in order to stigmatize the corporations for using their profits to influence legislators to pass laws that block transitions to clean, renewable energy sources.

News Briefs: Downing receives food bank award; 350Mass Berkshires monthly meeting; ‘Democracy Spring’ march

According to the Food Bank Coalition, more than 12 percent of Massachusetts residents are “food insecure,” facing regular uncertainty as to where their next meal will come from.

News Briefs: Boston climate rally; Tyer administration appointments

Regardless of what happens in Paris, hundreds of people from across New England seeking action on climate change will gather in Boston on Saturday, December 12.

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