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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.

Write in Cara Becker for Great Barrington Housing Authority

The tenants deserve this woman as their champion.

Longtime Great Barrington police chief to retire at end of year

Walsh said he was giving early notice at this time to allow "a smooth passing of the torch."

Business Briefs: CDCSB annual meeting; new Austen Riggs CEO; DeVries Fine Art holiday reception; Goewey joins CHP board; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank

In addition to his long professional career at Austen Riggs, Dr. Eric Plakun is also a leader in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the author of more than 50 publications, a member of several journal editorial boards, and a past member of the Harvard clinical faculty.

Cops on the beat in South County, community-based policing in action

Foot patrol has recently become a part of police policy in Great Barrington. Great Barrington police Chief William Walsh said that all officers on day and evening shifts are required to spend a minimum of an hour on the street.

News Briefs: GBPD achieves full state accreditation; BIO’s Spring Action builds power for change

Accreditation is a long and vigorous self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain the highest standards of law enforcement practice.

New construction boosts Great Barrington tax revenues

Great Barrington has recorded $37 million in new construction in the past year, resulting in permit fees totaling more than $88,000 and new tax revenues of $538,690.

Great Barrington Police Department first in Berkshire County to be accredited

Walsh had told The Edge in an earlier article that following the accreditation manual — which, by the way, is very thick — and using “best practices” reduces all kinds of liability and gives the town “a little break” on insurance. "It's an honor for the town," Walsh told the Selectboard.

Selectboard hears plea for South County heroin addiction treatment facility

“We live in a wonderful town...a beautiful community. How do we get people to realize that when we’re walking along shopping there are kids buying and selling heroin?” --- Kingsley Little, whose son suffers from heroin addiction

News Brief: GB Fire Department now equipped with Narcan to treat overdoses

“We have a 150-year history of finding ways to improve service to the community, even if it means branching out from our standard scope of work.” -- Fire Chief Charles Burger
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