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Housatonic Water Works receives $350,000 grant from MassDEP and EPA

The company has received $350,000 through the Emerging Contaminants for Small or Disadvantaged Communities grant program funded from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

Bits & Bytes: 30under30 art exhibit; ‘Poets Creating Conversation’; PCTV channels to change; BBG Bulb Show

By sharing personal stories, observations, and moments of inspiration and hope, the aim of 'Poets Creating Conversation' is to spark conversation and discussion around current issues affecting the country.

Tensions flare as cable panel drops plans for lawsuit against Charter

There was also considerable grumbling about Berkshire County being included in the Albany, New York, television market, resulting in very few stations from Springfield or Boston in the channel line-up and, therefore, a dearth of news coverage concerning Massachusetts.

Repeal of ‘net neutrality’: What are the implications for the Berkshires?

The opinion of Berkshire County experts ranges from skepticism to staunch opposition to the repeal of net neutrality, which is the principle that internet service providers must treat all data on the internet in the same manner and not charge different rates based content or platform.

Affordable high-speed, broadband options for Great Barrington include its own utility

With download speeds typically maxing out at 60 megabits per second, the Internet service offered by Spectrum is barely satisfactory for consumers and some business owners but not up to the task for those who make heavy use of the Internet to transfer large files, an increasing necessity as businesses rely more and more on digital communication.

Fearing competitive disadvantage, Great Barrington explores high-speed Internet connectivity

"I think Great Barrington needs to have a more robust business community than it currently does. Great Barrington needs to become that small town that, besides great food and culture, is also a very interesting place to set up your business and that's the missing piece." -- Tim Newman, WiredWest spokesperson who would move his business to Great Barrington if affordable high-speed communications were available

Lively races (with intrigue) in South County town elections

"If I was ever going to run [again], I believe in letting voters know in advance. As if there isn't enough fake news." -- Former Sheffield Selectman Rene Wood

Egremonters mull broadband options; only one gets MBI funding

Charlie Flynn, who chairs both the town Technology Committee and the Board of Selectmen, said the committee is meeting on Thursday (April 6) at 5 p.m. in Town Hall and the selectmen are slated to decide on a plan on Monday, April 10, at their regular meeting.
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