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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.

Alan Chartock: Matchmaker, I’m not

I don’t want to be defensive, but if you look up my columns on Cuomo the Younger, you will see that I have always been fairly tough on the guy.

Bits & Bytes: Juneteenth virtual reading; RYSE in October; ‘Ride for Roots Rising’; virtual staged reading

To help support the market, Roots Rising has launched the socially distant bike ride challenge “Ride for Roots Rising.”

Vera C. Forte, 86, of Housatonic

Mother Forte was a Spirit-filled and gifted vocalist who could be heard singing melodic gospel songs chosen from an eclectic array of artists and artistic styles.

Alan Chartock: I Publius: Uncertain future of newspapers

If they are to stay alive, newspapers will have to meet the needs of the people who read them.

Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide

The redacted documents, including multiple witness statements and documentary evidence, provide never-before-seen details of the marriage of Luke Karpinski and Justine Wilbur.

Alan Chartock: New York experiments with bail reform

Now the legislature has passed, and the governor has signed, a law that instructs judges, in the cases of crimes that do not involve actual violence, to free the accused without imposing bail.

Bruce Wilcox, 69, of East Nassau, N.Y., formerly of Stockbridge

Bruce worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Oakland, California, and Albany, New York, before starting a second and most beloved career with Windy Hill Farm in Great Barrington as a landscaper, foreman, horticulturist and all around lover of plants.

Great Barrington says it’s ‘ready’ for ice storm; downed trees and power outages expected

The winter storm warning, which means that significant ice accumulations are likely, takes effect at 5 p.m. today and extends until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Winds could gust to as high as 35 miles per hour.

Nick Diller weather summary: September 2019 drier than average

As far as temperatures went, this September was slightly above average.

Woman rescued after 75-foot fall on Monument Mountain

The hiker was flown by Life Net to Albany Medical Center. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

Markey, local cable operators, fear loss of access channels if new FCC rule passes

Those who run the county’s three access channels say the new rules, which would severely impact their revenue streams, would likely put them out of business and deprive the public of valuable programming available nowhere else.

Alan Chartock: Politics as a self-protection racket

These Democratic folks have to be thinking that if you change the rules on voting, they may get kicked out, let’s say by the new progressives.

Alan Chartock: Gov. Cuomo rides roughshod over Democrats

So what’s really going on here? Does Andrew REALLY want the Democrats in the Senate? He says he does.

Unsealed court documents reveal new details about five deaths in Sheffield murder-suicide

The cause and precise timing of the deaths of Karpinski, Wilbur and the children remain unclear, pending autopsy results from the state medical examiner's office in Boston and a final report from State Police, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington has said.

David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, a tribute to social justice movements

"I think a lot of orchestras are understanding that our future—not only our survival, but our future vitality—is going to come from the way we embrace our community and engage with our community." --David Alan Miller, music director of the Albany Symphony

ISO: Adventurous investors for a community icon

There is a rumor that the Cove Bowling Lanes is the inspiration for the bowling alley that was a central setting in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic film “The Big Lebowski” starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi.
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