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Fourteen-year-old youth deceased after being found unresponsive in Benedict Pond

The child was transported to Fairview Hospital; however, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

IT’S NOT SO SIMPLE: Economic development — Is your dream my nightmare?*

What type of economic development does not bring with it some aspect that some of us find unpalatable? How much are we willing to put up with in order to improve economic opportunities for ourselves and others.

Rebranded Berkshire Food Co-op opens in new digs at Powerhouse Square

The Co-op's new headquarters will bring the organization even further from its humble roots. The Co-op started as a buying club and opened its first bricks-and-mortar store in 1981 in the granary building on Rosseter Street.

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.

Community radio station sees rebirth, hopes to Kickstart its bank account

The idea is that live programmers will be working in front of the window in much the same fashion as they did in the television show “Northern Exposure” and its fictitious AM station, KBHR.

After complaints were filed against two selectmen, state ethics panel shrugs

Abrahams said all elected and appointed government officials in the state take an ethics exam every other year. There is a phone number officials can call if they have a question and need to talk to someone at the ethics commission.

Of plastic bottles and ‘marijuana wars’: a Great Barrington year in review

2018 has provided enough Great Barrington news to keep journalists busy and observers of town politics highly amused, signaling that the community dubbed "best small town in America" by Smithsonian Magazine continues to be a place in transition.

Conflict-of-interest complaint filed against two Great Barrington selectmen; Sheffield ConCom member fined $2,500 by state ethics panel

Abrahams doubts anything will come of it because the ethics commission told him earlier there was no conflict of interest so long as he did not have a financial relationship with the applicant or otherwise stand to benefit financially.

Business Briefs: CHP receives grant; Esko to manage Co-op expansion; nonprofit storytelling workshop; grant for Albany Berkshire Ballet; new Taconic Music board, staff members

The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation, $12 million of which will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.

Cranes and beams have arrived, pushing Powerhouse Square to a new phase

The goal is to get the new building completely framed out and roofed so that, by the dead of winter, workers can focus on the interior if the weather prohibits outside activity.

WBCR, the local low-power FM station, prepares to be back on the air

Berkshire Community Radio Alliance (BCRA) WBCR-lp 97.7 FM is gearing up to return from roughly a three-year hibernation with a new approach and the prospect of a new studio on Main Street.

Merchants back ban on single-use plastic water bottles; install water fill-up stations

"We've got to do something. We can't kick the problem down the road to the next generation. We have bigger problems we need to start dealing with and this is just a start." -- Matt Masiero, co-owner of Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

Business Briefs: Lenox trunk show; grant for CDCSB; Nature Matters launch; land trusts celebrate success; Berkshire Co-op Market board nominations

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has received a $16,235 grant to to build low-to-moderate income housing.

100 Bridge Street project receives more than $15 million in state funding for affordable housing

The funds will provide the final financing for the $17.2 million 100 Bridge Street project that will build 45 new affordable rental units and simultaneously remediate the entire 8-acre site.

Powerhouse developer envisions similar development for Lee’s old Price Chopper

"We're designing a similar project to the one in Great Barrington. Downtown Lee is like Great Barrington's. It's a vibrant New England downtown. It's where people want to live." -- Michael Charles of Benchmark Development

Bygone car dealership buildings find new uses

There are still 10 of these purpose-built showrooms in adaptive reuse in Great Barrington. They now house a variety of businesses.

Great Barrington Farmers’ Market begins its 28th season

The Great Barrington Farmers' Market is a producers-only market in the heart of historic Great Barrington and is lucky enough to be the host of 36 weekly vendors representing a wide array of the Berkshire dynamic food landscape.
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