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CONNECTIONS: In America, truth has never gotten in the way of politics

Fomenting fear to drive policy is a political technique older than our country. It has never lost favor with the power hungry and never varied.

Selectboard should limit airport operations to current status

In a letter to the editor, Phil Timpane writes: “In light of the possibility of future expansions, about which the applicants have been less than forthcoming, it is imperative that the board carefully scrutinize the current application in order to safeguard the residential character of the neighborhood.”

Aviation magazine gives clues to Koladza Airport’s expanded future

The plans for the Walter J. Koladza Airport in Great Barrington now being considered at Town Hall are for three 149-foot by 50-foot hangars with 18 bays inside, 18 parking spaces and an access road. But according to one of the owners, the airport also wants to add a charter service and an LSA (light sport aircraft) dealership and air shows.

GB Selectboard hears opposing pleas from pilots, neighbors over airport expansion

Neighbors are worried about what will happen when an increasingly busier airport changes, possibly leading to even more future expansion. The pilots and plane owners say the airport is a critical piece of the town’s economic engine and a treasure that brings people here from far and wide.

Great Barrington ZBA rejects another zoning complaint from ‘aggrieved’ couple

The 5-year-old battle with Claudia Shapiro and Danny Bell has not been cheap. Through the end of July, town officials say they estimated that the town will have spent somewhere between $53,000 and $54,000 defending itself from their claims.

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