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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Great Barrington needs to adopt affordable housing items at town meeting

Don’t put these much-needed projects at risk. Please DO NOT vote to “pass over” or “take no action” on this CPA funding request, and please DO vote to approve Article #19, items 1 and 2.

Mayfest in Place to support affordable housing

Construct encourages posting a video on Facebook to show others that attending a fundraiser remotely can be fun while at the same time providing help to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Construct, Lenox and GB offer emergency rental assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Both housing trusts are allocating funds received from the local Community Preservation Act surcharge and granted to the trust in previous annual town meetings.

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.

It’s Not That Simple: Affordable Housing, Part 2

Forty years ago a full-time job would provide enough to pay for housing. Now someone can be working full-time or even more and still not be able to afford a place to live.

It’s Not That Simple: Who needs affordable housing? We do.

If the solutions were easy, there wouldn’t be problems. This column is a companion to the WSBS-AM radio show, “It’s Not That Simple.”  (Listen...

Affordable housing misconceptions addressed

In a letter to the editor, Jonathan Hankin writes, "The Trust has a binding purchase and sale agreement that is contingent upon approval of the funding for the purchase by the May Annual Town Meeting."

Angry Housatonic residents assail CPC for funding of affordable housing property

It was standing-room only as dozens of angry residents of the Housatonic section of Great Barrington, including a former selectman, vented their feelings about the committee's consideration of funding a proposal from the town affordable housing trust to acquire land for housing.

Construct’s Walk into the Future utilizes community support to fight homelessness in South County

The annual Walks raise money, but more importantly, create an awareness of the struggles individuals in South County experience with finding housing.

‘Walk into the Future’ Sept. 22 with Construct

The current theme is “Walk into the Future” so that neighbors can remain hopeful knowing preventive measures can be taken to avoid a housing crisis.

Housatonic School: Fact and fiction

The truth is that a mixed-use of affordable housing and commercial was and remains a viable option for Housatonic School.

Lenox needs the Sawmill Brook affordable housing project

At the Annual Town Meeting to be held to be held tomorrow, May 2, residents will be asked to vote on whether to donate the Sawmill Brook property to the developer to facilitate needed state and federal aid.

Affordable housing necessary in Lenox

In a letter to the editor, Michael Tuck writes: "The teachers in our schools, our firefighters and EMTs, and the actors and staff at Shakespeare & Company are all committed to the long-term health of this community—they should have the opportunity to live here, too."

New proposal for 100 Bridge St. is a bait-and-switch

Dense mid-rise housing that has lost its greenspace is not only not acceptable – it’s insulting.

Homeless in the Berkshires: One year later

Even though the folks at Construct tried to remain optimistic and right by my side, there were times I could see their optimism waiver, as it is a daunting task to find affordable housing in Berkshire County.
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