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BITS & BYTES: Julie Wosk at Berkshire Museum; Camilo Cárdena at Center for Peace through Culture; Bobby Previte at Hudson Hall; ‘Poor Herman’ at...

Berkshire Museum presents a talk on images of female astronauts and aviators, as well as space-age females in movies, fashion, and television.

Library trustees letter inaccurate; Karen Smith expects a ‘public retraction and apology’

The accusations came to a head earlier this month when the selectboard held a hearing to consider calls for her removal from the housing authority. Some witnesses vouched for Smith's integrity and hard work but others accused her of practicing nepotism, creating an environment of "toxicity," and exhibiting "aggressive and hostile behavior."

Consultant: Ramsdell Library in Housatonic is ‘vibrant part of the community,’ needs upgrades

There was also an agreement that the Ramsdell's resources and services need to be focused, in part so that the Ramsdell is not merely duplicating the services of the Mason, but on a smaller scale.

News Briefs: Lake Mansfield boat ramp construction; Complete Streets funding awards; Mass. Senate passes environmental bond bill

A “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes and for all people, taking into account the ages and abilities of individuals.

Egremont’s ‘flying school’ to land next week, open its doors to students in August

"We're moving forward and expect to be ready for children well before the school year, if not sooner." -- Bruce Turner, chair, Egremont Board of Selectmen

Proposal for Housatonic School in search of tenants, funding

Grayhouse principal Bill Nappo and his financial consultant, Gillette Conner, updated the selectboard Monday night on the progress of the project. They said they are working closely with MassDevelopment on securing financing.

Health, building inspectors to leave old firehouse: Unhealthy working environment, structural risks

The situation [with the Castle Street firehouse] is “ridiculous at this point. It seems crazy … If there’s a reason [why redevelopment of the firehouse hasn’t begun], then it would be nice to know what it is.” --- Sean Stanton, chair, Great Barrington Selectboard

Searles….A local opinion!

The Searles Building doesn't and never did work as a school initially, and has been renovated many times in the past. It WON'T work now.
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