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SHEELA CLARY: Thoughts on my 52nd birthday

Of course I still have friends, and I will spend the evening celebrating with some special ones, but the gift of being 52, I am discovering, is to realize the pleasure to be had in doing nothing apart from standing still and looking at things.

Town of Great Barrington staying on top of COVID-19 situation

In a letter to the editor, Ed Abrahams writes, "It isn’t an easy or obvious task to weigh the risk of spreading the virus vs. real needs of the public (food, medical treatment, etc.)."

Great Barrington Town Buildings closed to public; town services available online, by phone

"The town is as on top of this ever changing situation as possible." -- Selectboard member Ed Abrahams

Agnes Walker, 96, of Great Barrington

She taught many women to sew through the adult education program at Monument Mountain Regional High School.

GB residents: Update or sign up for CodeRED; Library access now limited; Senior Center to distribute lunches

Town buildings remain open for now, but all programming/classes will be suspended until further notice.

Bits & Bytes: Doc Watson tribute; Maya Hawke at Egremont Barn; juggling classes; ‘An American Ascent’ at Mason Library

Led by instructor Paul Scholder, the classes are free and open to the public, and are geared toward aspiring jugglers of all ages.

News Brief: Great Barrington to elect delegates to state democratic convention

The town of Great Barrington can send six delegates and four alternates to the convention.

Census official to selectboard: $675 billion at stake and it’s ‘about power’

Census specialist Mark Sebastino emphasized that all responses are protected by Title 13 of the federal code, which prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing personal information with any other government agency or court.

News Briefs: ROE Act forum; senior center legal clinic

The forum will consist of community leaders, including clergy and leaders of the statewide coalition promoting passage of the legislation, who will highlight the features of the bill and fine points of the legislative process.

Fulcrum formally withdraws pot-growing proposal, as selectboard comes under fire

Fulcrum attorney Kate McCormick indicated that there were delays in the studies required of the applicant on sound, noise and odor and the peer reviews of those studies by the town.

Great Barrington says it’s ‘ready’ for ice storm; downed trees and power outages expected

The winter storm warning, which means that significant ice accumulations are likely, takes effect at 5 p.m. today and extends until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Winds could gust to as high as 35 miles per hour.

Priscilla Gurek, 88, formerly of Great Barrington

Priscilla worked for many years as a cytotechnologist at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.

PROFILE: Berkshire Center for Justice offers legal help for those in need

Her exposure to other cultures, and how they deal with cultural and social issues, got Eve Schatz thinking: Could a holistic approach, to address a trinity of issues simultaneously, be employed? Her answer was a resounding “yes,” and the Berkshire Center for Justice was born.

Great Barrington residents vent about speeding, ‘scandalous’ bridge closures

At Monday's Great Barrington Selectboard meeting at the Claire Teague Senior Center, concerns ranged from traffic, speeding, and the impact the closure of the Division Street and Cottage Street bridges are having on businesses and residents alike.

Charges against Sheffield pot farm partner dropped, as CCC allows harvest of this year’s crop

Nova Farms President Ross said the company "goal has always been ... to comply with all Mass CCC regulations" and Nova has "worked hand-in-hand with the Mass CCC since our suspensions to make sure that no stone has been left unturned."

News Briefs: Disability commission seeks members; senior tax work-off info session

Seniors with talents and skills in areas such as gardening, computer technology, office skills, finance, photography and library interests are invited to apply to the Senior Property Tax Work-off Program.

Divided selectboard votes to keep Lake Mansfield Road open one-way — for now

Among the problems with a permanent closure, town manager Mark Pruhenski said, is the lack of a plan to deal with a "turn-around and detour of vehicles" from the sudden closure of the Division Street bridge earlier this month.
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