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West Stockbridge, officials named in lawsuit filed by owners of mobile-home park

The town states that it is prepared to defend the decision of the Rent Control Board.

Four departments put down Brookside Road structure fire

The residents were evaluated by Southern Berkshire Ambulance for smoke inhalation but did not require treatment.

BMC employees under self-quarantine as local officials grapple with response to coronavirus

In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday's selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.

Updated: Great Barrington couple perishes after Beech Tree apartment fire

The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to one unit.

Skateboarding Great Barrington teen struck in crosswalk

Witnesses told The Edge the teen was with a friend and hopped on his skateboard at the east end of the downtown crosswalk in front of the Fuel coffee shop.

News Briefs: Firefighters graduate from call/volunteer academy; building permits spike; MassDOT bikeability guide

Building inspector Ed May attributes the increased revenue and inspection work to a wave of commercial investment and construction in Great Barrington, along with some high-end homes in the area.

News Brief: Great Barrington Fire Department rescues dog following fall

After another passing hiker assisted by climbing across the boulders and identified the dog's location, Great Barrington firefighters were able to access the crevice and retrieve the dog.

News Briefs: GBFD responds to chemical spill at high school; WAMC, Berkshire Theatre Group to present DA candidates’ debate

Set to take place one week before the Sept. 4 primary election, the debate will feature Berkshire County District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight moderated by WAMC president and CEO Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief Josh Landes and WAMC news director Ian Pickus.

No one injured in early-morning blaze at Pizza House

The fire was contained to the kitchen and storage area of Pizza House and extended to a second-floor apartment.

Sprinkler system freeze-up floods Barrington House; tenants flee into frigid street

Fire Chief Charlie Burger said his department has been receiving lots of calls for frozen pipes during this cold snap. He urged residents and merchants to take precautions against the possibility of them freezing.

Great Barrington Fire Department responds to carbon monoxide incident at Stockbridge Road residence

The Great Barrington Fire Department was dispatched to 232 Stockbridge Rd. after the Fairview Hospital reported they had admitted three patients with carbon monoxide poisoning.

News Briefs: GB first responders carrying Narcan; tick, mosquito safety tips

Great Barrington’s public safety professionals have worked in partnership with Fairview Hospital’s emergency department head Dr. Alec Belman to develop an ongoing training program to be administered annually by fire Chief Charles Burger and firefighter Lt. A.J. Anderson.

Injured Monument Mountain hiker saved using new GBFD rescue vehicle

After identifying the serious need for the equipment, the association raised $21,000 to make the purchase [of the utility vehicle] at no cost to Great Barrington taxpayers.

Rotary honors Terry Chamberland: Firefighter, coach and tireless volunteer

Chamberland's portfolio of volunteerism and community involvement is extensive includes, but is not limited to, 41 years with the Great Barrington Fire Department, with a current rank of deputy chief; eucharistic minister and usher at St. Peter's Church; and coach and director in numerous girls’ softball and basketball leagues.

News Briefs: GBFD installs smoke detectors; Pignatelli honored by Mass Mentoring Partnership; Hinds schedules office hours

The Great Barrington Fire Department will be installing more smoke and CO detectors throughout town in the near future. Residents who are interested in receiving a free device must have a house built prior to 1975 that does not have hard-wired detectors.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday cooking safety tips; Writers Read; ‘The Gift Show;’ Last Waltz Live; Muddy Brook online auction

The online auction is the Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School PTA’s main fundraiser and supports a wide range of enrichment programming, including artist residency programs and field trips.

Bits & Bytes: Firefighters graduate from state academy; Molsky’s Mountain Drifters CD release; ‘Once on This Island;’ Election 2016 discussion at Williams; wellness and...

Over the past four months, firefighters Morell, Dezieck, and Powell attended class in Lee two nights per week, learning about fire behavior, building construction, hazardous materials, and safely sizing up incidents.

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