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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.

Stolen car in Great Barrington involved in three crashes

Around 7 a.m. the Columbia County Sheriff's Office in New York notified authorities in Massachusetts that a damaged vehicle matching the wanted car had crashed into a culvert in Hillsdale.

News Brief: GB begins reopening parks with safety guidelines

Park visitors are reminded that individuals and family groups must remain 6 feet away from others.

Town Hall Briefs: For the first time, Great Barrington will hold its town meeting outside; special permit for gated parking lot denied

The most important item is getting the budget passed before the end of the fiscal year Tuesday, June 30.

The  great parking debate: Walkability essential for successful downtown

In his letter Pedro Pachano writes: “Denying the opportunity to build housing and/or commercial space in the center of town in favor of private parking will be in direct contravention of the zoning bylaws and Master Plan which are sensitive to affordability and livability.”

GB Selectboard should resist being bullied

The applicant here is attempting to extort the Select Board by threatening removal of a valuable public resource, Foster’s parking lot.

‘After rain comes a rainbow’: Great Barrington crosswalks sporting new colors

Town manager Mark Pruhenski said the rainbow symbol is widely believed to have been launched in Italy, appearing in communities from western Europe to the United States.

Parking lot imbroglio continues as selectboard debates and one official asks another to recuse herself

Other board members said it was clear to them after that first public hearing that the Foster's lot would be closed to the public if the company was denied the right to build the new lot for its tenants.

Proposal to demolish laundromat for parking lot greeted with skepticism

Selectman Ed Abrahams added that he is concerned that the same thing that happened at the gated parking lot at the end of Railroad Street will happen to the proposed gated parcel at the School Street property.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Historical Commission issues Phase 1 of historic resources survey in Great Barrington

This survey of a portion of Great Barrington's rich catalogue of historic buildings was a significant undertaking for the Historical Commission. It provides the town with the first of a series of reports that provide documentation of sites worthy of preserving and those potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.

Smash the Stigma of Addiction event Saturday in Great Barrington

Organizers hope hundreds of people will join them for the Smash the Stigma of Addiction event.

I Publius: A little to-do list for Great Barrington

While I am as proud of Great Barrington today as I have ever been, there are a few things that do need some work, so I have a little list.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2019; Community at Bat; black history heritage hike; First Fridays Artswalk; adult education classes

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will hold its third annual Community at Bat charity softball game Sunday, September 8, at Memorial Field Park on Bridge Street.

Conversion of Searles School into 88-room hotel back on track

Plans call for construction to begin next spring with completion expected in the summer of 2021.

News Briefs: Clinton Church Restoration grant; GB downtown improvement project ‘substantially complete’; man charged with assault to murder

Clinton Church Restoration awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grant Great Barrington -- Clinton Church Restoration Inc. is one of 22 sites and organizations dedicated...
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