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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

GE restriction hobbles revenue potential for historic Rising Paper Mill

In 2008 Hazen Paper Company bought the building from Neenah Paper Company for $785,000 according to John Hazen, whose company has never had any dealings with GE but whose building is subject to the restriction allowing only industrial use for 12 more years.

Housatonic solar field reduces power costs for Great Barrington, Cheshire

The solar field below the Rising Paper Mill in Housatonic, built last year on a brownfield, is saving the town and the Berkshire Hills Regional School District each between $70,000 and $90,000 in annual electricity costs.

It’s official: Marshalls to replace Kmart at Barrington Plaza

The Great Barrington Kmart is one of more than 64 stores nationwide on the chopping block for a fast liquidation. “The Internet is doing to the malls what malls did to Main Street America.” --- Great Barrington Assessor Christopher Lamarre

$15 million Co-op Market expansion, mixed-use development for upper Bridge Street

Benchmark Development has entered into contract for three land parcels that include the current Co-op location; the parcel behind it that stretches into the Searles Castle property;, and the location of the new Co-op, to be situated on what is currently its parking lot and the former Laramee’s Cleaners block.

Proposed hotel at Searles complex would generate $450k in annual taxes, accountants confirm

The accountant's report will be submitted to the town at the Selectboard’s Wednesday night public hearing to determine whether to issue a special permit that will allow Vijay and Chrystal Mahida and 79 Bridge Street, LLC to demolish most of the Searles school for construction of an upscale hotel, The Berkshire.

Property tax reform battle looms; Great Barrington combatants dig in

"Eighty-three percent of all parcels in Great Barrington would benefit or be neutral [under the residential exemption]. If you include second homes, that changes to 74 percent.” --- Finance Committee Chairman Michael Wise

More taxable property lowers GB tax rate

"Great Barrrington is the only community in Berkshire County with a large business center that does not employ a split tax rate." --School Committee member Richard Dohoney

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