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Great Barrington’s Board of Health on Housatonic Water Works: ‘We are not the specific regulator for the water supply’

“The Board of Health is responsible for all health-related issues in Great Barrington,” said Board of Health Chair Michael Lanoue. “But the devil is always in the details. When you get into a public water supply, we are not the specific regulatory authority."

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: Comey on Comey in ‘A Higher Loyalty’

Critical reviews of “A Higher Loyalty” are easy to find. Instead, I’m going to offer some excerpts many critics have neglected—reminiscences that reveal why James Comey has become the man he is, providing perspective about why he responded the way he did to the Clinton email investigation and the improper demands of Donald Trump.

REVIEW: Al Gore returns with ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ seeking solutions to climate meltdown

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is currently playing at Images Cinema in Williamstown. See for show times. On Thursday, Sept. 7, Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” will speak between the two showings of the film. Sponsored by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies.

At clean energy tour, dialogue dominated by wind turbine opponents airing grievances

In the spotlight, State Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco kept his cool as, one by one, residents stood up to complain about the sound pollution and visual impact of wind turbines.

With carbon tax Massachusetts could curb fossil fuel dependency

As a native Bay Stater and a young person, I would love to see my home state take a bold step towards addressing the climate crisis by passing a carbon tax.

Reflections on the People’s Climate March in New York

"Notwithstanding the daunting prospect of climate disruption, we now know that the troops are there for the long fight, and they're in good spirit!" -- Tom Stokes of Stockbridge, coordinator of the Pricing Carbon Initiative, and one of more than 300 Berkshire residents who took part in the Climate March.

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