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CONNECTIONS: A tale of two 19th-century Berkshire women

One had a solid impact on Berkshire County and her generation. While the other, although more famous, may have had no impact on the county at all. You decide.

‘Horrific’: Neighbors alarmed at proposed Egremont cannabis store

Some attendees were also concerned that their property values would decline if a cannabis store was located near them, or that long lines would be difficult to manage.

Second cannabis store planned for Egremont; outreach meeting slated for Thursday via Zoom

The property is on a state highway and is not in proximity to any homes on Route 23. However, the site is near the intersection with Taconic Lane and Bott Hill Road, both of which are residential in character.

A stone’s throw from Theory, second pot shop planned for Stockbridge Road

Valkyrie will have to go through the site-plan review process with the town planning board and negotiate a host community agreement with the selectboard.

PERSPECTIVES: Egremont couple crowdfunding future cannabis store, as more outlets reopen after shutdown

In the cannabis industry, trying to raise capital through traditional borrowing is difficult, in part because most commercial banks avoid lending money for marijuana businesses.

With recreational cannabis shops closed, why do liquor stores remain open?

The problem is that recreational sales account for the vast majority of revenue for stores, and since medical marijuana is not taxed, revenues to the state and the municipalities that host the stores have dried up during the shutdown.

Woman-owned cannabis ’boutique’ on Main Street set for spring opening

Calyx intends to work with nonprofits that help to represent its brand of women supporting women.

Selectmen want to limit number of pot shops to seven, on a par with liquor stores

When selectboard Chair Steve Bannon opened the floor to comments from the audience, most seemed to agree that, in addition to placing restrictions on the stores, the larger question remains about what kind of image the tourism-minded town wants to project.

Fulcrum formally withdraws pot-growing proposal, as selectboard comes under fire

Fulcrum attorney Kate McCormick indicated that there were delays in the studies required of the applicant on sound, noise and odor and the peer reviews of those studies by the town.

With hearing on pot-growing proposal set for Monday, company changes its plan, then withdraws

The proposal, first made public in September, has alarmed residents of the neighborhood, whose concerns range from noise and odors to the effect of the Fulcrum project on property values and the aforementioned impact on the water supply.

Great Barrington’s cannabis quandary: What to do with that pot revenue?

Proposals for how to use the cannabis revenue windfall will be discussed by the selectboard and the finance committee in the upcoming deliberations for next year's budget, with voters having the final say on how to spend free cash at the annual town meeting in May.

Federal corruption probe targets towns’ cannabis agreements

Great Barrington, Eastham, Leicester, Newton, Northampton, and Uxbridge have received subpoenas from the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling seeking information about so-called host community agreements. 

Charges against Sheffield pot farm partner dropped, as CCC allows harvest of this year’s crop

Nova Farms President Ross said the company "goal has always been ... to comply with all Mass CCC regulations" and Nova has "worked hand-in-hand with the Mass CCC since our suspensions to make sure that no stone has been left unturned."

Town of Lee sees its first windfall from cannabis revenue, as Canna Provisions writes a check

The two payments, totaling nearly $140,000 for the first three months of business, "represent a significant sum to the town, which has an annual operating budget of just $25 million," according to Canna provisions.

Criminal charges prompt state to suspend license of Sheffield pot grower

The Cannabis Control Commission says it has suspended all six licenses held by Nova Farms, including indoor and outdoor grow licenses at the company's farm in Sheffield, as well as licenses for cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales at Nova's facility in Attleboro.

Hearing for pot farm sparks anger and threats of removal from Selectboard Chair

On several occasions during the hearing, Great Barrington Selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon rapped his gavel and warned hecklers that they would be removed from the room if they persisted.

Health panel raises questions, refuses to give nod to aspiring pot growers

In declining to recommend the permit to the selectboard, which will consider it on Monday night, the health board said it needed more information on noise, odor and possible effects on groundwater.
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