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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

‘After rain comes a rainbow’: Great Barrington crosswalks sporting new colors

Town manager Mark Pruhenski said the rainbow symbol is widely believed to have been launched in Italy, appearing in communities from western Europe to the United States.

News Brief: Temporary closure of southern section of Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

The northern section of rail trail, from Church Street in Cheshire to Lime Street in Adams, will remain open to the public.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Lenox Village Contemporary

Robert Doerr of Cohen+White Associates offers a large and comfortable home just minutes' walk to all the pleasures of Lenox Village.

News Briefs: Clinton Church Restoration grant; GB downtown improvement project ‘substantially complete’; man charged with assault to murder

Clinton Church Restoration awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grant Great Barrington -- Clinton Church Restoration Inc. is one of 22 sites and organizations dedicated...

News Brief: GB construction update

The line painting will begin late-night Monday, July 1, extending into the early morning of Tuesday, July 2. Painting will resume late-night Tuesday, July 2, and be completed in the early morning of Wednesday, July 3.

Downtown construction update: Overnight paving postponed, overnight parking prohibited

No overnight parking will be permitted on the streets under construction overnight from Tuesday, June 25, until Friday, June 28.

News Briefs: GB construction, parking update

Work will include milling and removal of existing pavement, and installation base and top courses of pavement. Portions of the streets may be closed to traffic temporarily, with police officers directing traffic when necessary.

Squeeze is on: Upper Railroad Street parking lot to be closed this week; night paving scheduled for next week

The upper Railroad Street lot appears to have about 30 spots, the loss of which, even for a few days, will have some denizens of downtown scrambling to find places to park their vehicles.

News Brief: Parking alert for Great Barrington

Parking will be prohibited in the upper Railroad Street parking lot from Wednesday, June 12, through Friday, June 14, in order to install new streetlights in the area.

Downtown Great Barrington construction ‘moving along pretty swiftly’

The town expects to have the north side of Railroad Street "buttoned up," including the installation of bases for decorative light poles, by the end of this week.

News Briefs: Downtown construction update; annual town meeting childcare

Participating parents should sign in near the check-in table at the meeting entrance; a student will escort children to the preschool room in the building.

South County high school students rail against inaction during ‘youth climate strike’

The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.

News Briefs: GB construction update; GB candidates’ forum; Conservation Land Tax Credit bill approved

A public forum for all Great Barrington candidates will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St.

Farm Market Table: Celebrating an accessible, sustainable food system

The pilot program, modeled on what a lot of markets across the country do, is rooted in a fundamental belief: The rich, local agriculture system belongs to everyone.

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