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STEPHEN COHEN: A rise in antisemitism

This essay is about our feelings towards one another in our home in the Berkshires.

Property owners should not be burdened with the responsibility of public parking

In a letter to the editor, Steve Farina writes, "Town planning and implementation has now significantly reduced both the number of publicly available parking spots and the duration for which a vehicle is allowed to remain parked in many of the remaining spots."

Parking lot imbroglio continues as selectboard debates and one official asks another to recuse herself

Other board members said it was clear to them after that first public hearing that the Foster's lot would be closed to the public if the company was denied the right to build the new lot for its tenants.

To the relief of town officials, decrepit Castle Street firehouse is finally sold — again

In recent years the selectboard had become frustrated at former owner Tom Borshoff's lack of action and at his unresponsiveness.

IT’S NOT SO SIMPLE: Economic development — Is your dream my nightmare?*

What type of economic development does not bring with it some aspect that some of us find unpalatable? How much are we willing to put up with in order to improve economic opportunities for ourselves and others.

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

Of plastic bottles and ‘marijuana wars’: a Great Barrington year in review

2018 has provided enough Great Barrington news to keep journalists busy and observers of town politics highly amused, signaling that the community dubbed "best small town in America" by Smithsonian Magazine continues to be a place in transition.

‘Fiber connectivity’: Work on high-speed broadband for downtown Great Barrington begins

The precise territory to be wired is not set in stone, but it will likely be confined to both sides of Main Street from Castle and Bridge streets to the Berkshire Bank and Lee Bank buildings. The wiring of Railroad Street will likely be coordinated with the new pavement and sidewalks it will be receiving in the spring.

Tractor Supply will fill the rest of former Kmart space; Manville Place discussion will continue Sept. 27

Now that the planning board has made a positive declaration, the selectboard, which is the special permit-granting authority, is expected to formally grant the new permit for Tractor Supply at its meeting Monday, Sept. 24.

Egremont to partner with Construct Inc. on affordable housing development

There will be two articles on the special town meeting warrant related to the affordable housing plan: one that would "create low and moderate income housing to be located on town property at 175 Egremont Plain Road"; and another that appropriates $640,000 for construction.

Manville Place development pitched as effort to address ‘absolute crisis’ in Great Barrington rental market

When Framework Properties first proposed the 47 Railroad Street project in Great Barrington, which included only 13 market-rate apartments, they learned that it was the first building permit taken out in the town for a structure containing four apartments or more since 1990.

47 Railroad Street project near completion, new eatery could be ‘White Hart’ North

Great Barrington -- One can practically picture the high fives in the upstairs office of Framework Properties and Alander Construction next month when the new...

Powerhouse Square project to start in January, transforming Bridge Street corridor

These projects will change the face of the Bridge Street corridor, coming as they do on the heels of the redevelopment of the former Bryant Elementary School by Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Inc.

Affordable high-speed, broadband options for Great Barrington include its own utility

With download speeds typically maxing out at 60 megabits per second, the Internet service offered by Spectrum is barely satisfactory for consumers and some business owners but not up to the task for those who make heavy use of the Internet to transfer large files, an increasing necessity as businesses rely more and more on digital communication.

Fearing competitive disadvantage, Great Barrington explores high-speed Internet connectivity

"I think Great Barrington needs to have a more robust business community than it currently does. Great Barrington needs to become that small town that, besides great food and culture, is also a very interesting place to set up your business and that's the missing piece." -- Tim Newman, WiredWest spokesperson who would move his business to Great Barrington if affordable high-speed communications were available
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