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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

Lenox needs the Sawmill Brook affordable housing project

At the Annual Town Meeting to be held to be held tomorrow, May 2, residents will be asked to vote on whether to donate the Sawmill Brook property to the developer to facilitate needed state and federal aid.

For many Great Barrington voters, a tough decision for selectboard awaits

"I have no idea how this election will turn out. I put signs up this weekend. I asked some people to put up signs and they said no. They liked everybody." -- Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon

Affordable housing necessary in Lenox

In a letter to the editor, Michael Tuck writes: "The teachers in our schools, our firefighters and EMTs, and the actors and staff at Shakespeare & Company are all committed to the long-term health of this community—they should have the opportunity to live here, too."

ZBA takes second look at 100 Bridge Street, gives OK to revised proposal

CDC's latest plan, now accepted, was to remove the toxic soil and pile it up on three separate berms on the property.

ZBA says changes to 100 Bridge Street too great, putting CDC development plan at ‘significant risk’

The language that is always being used is that the CDC is ghettoizing our poor, or low- and moderate-income families ... We think that description is absurd, given where the site is ... and the fact that ... 50 percent of the families in Great Barrington qualify for these units." -- Tim Geller, executive director of the CDC

Selectmen frustrated by glacial pace of Housatonic School reuse proposal

The plan, the only one the town has so far received after several requests for proposals, calls for an adaptive reuse of the vacant 110-year-old school on Pleasant Street in the center of the village of Housatonic.

Bits & Bytes: Pilobolus at the Mahaiwe; Calvin Alexander Ramsey at Simon’s Rock; ‘One Big Home’ screening; ‘Cupcake Wars’ fundraiser; mentor meet-up

Calvin Alexander Ramsey's play, and his later children's story “Ruth and the Green Book,” both draw inspiration from the same story that inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “Green Book.”

Business Briefs: CDCSB grant; participation designation for Berkshire Theatre Group; NPC Berkshires receives grant; grant for Berkshire Workforce Board; BCArc rebrand

Mass Cultural Council's UP Initiative seeks to break down barriers that prevent civic participation in the cultural sector of Massachusetts.

Business Briefs: Money Matters mentors sought; Brewer joins CDCSB; Local Farmer Awards applications open; Balance Rock moves; BTCF grant deadlines

To be eligible for an award, a farm must have gross sales of $10,000 or above, and be a member of either Berkshire Grown or Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture or located in one the four counties of Western Massachusetts.

Business Briefs: Fairview team recognition; awards for Berkshire Healthcare; Girls Inc. receives grant; BTCF announces grants

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's Community Development Collaborations grantmaking initiative will support projects that promote and strengthen the conditions for economic opportunity, town center development and affordable housing in the foundation’s four-county region.

Business Briefs: Permits for CDCSB; award for CHP; new trustee for Barrington Stage; Rotter joins Goodwill; Person leads executive council

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners conducts the only statewide survey of primary care patient experience in Massachusetts, with feedback from over 65,000 commercially insured patients across the state.

Business Briefs: Allium to close; Grant for CDCSB; new board member for NPC Berkshires; Waiveris joins VIM; O’Donnell to coach at Mass. Conference for...

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that Salisbury Bank has made it a $5,000 grant, which will support the organization by growing its general fund.

Business Briefs: CDCSB annual meeting; new Austen Riggs CEO; DeVries Fine Art holiday reception; Goewey joins CHP board; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank

In addition to his long professional career at Austen Riggs, Dr. Eric Plakun is also a leader in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the author of more than 50 publications, a member of several journal editorial boards, and a past member of the Harvard clinical faculty.

On the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, local woman envisions a transitional home for women and children fleeing domestic...

Statewide there are over 8,900 calls per year on the domestic violence hotline asking for shelter. There are fewer than 26 shelters with just over 400 beds in the entire state of Massachusetts to accommodate these calls. 

Bits & Bytes: Community at Bat; Dalton Appalachian Trail Community celebration; Michaelmas festival; courthouse art exhibit; CoA luncheon

Dalton will host a celebration of one year as an Appalachian Trail CommunitySaturday, Sept. 29, with guided hikes and a community gathering at the Kay Wood Shelter just off the trail.

Second-class citizens no longer: Berkshire second-home owners eye greater involvement, voting rights

Second-home owners have no voting rights in Massachusetts, so their influence in state and local affairs is necessarily limited. They certainly are permitted to attend town meetings and, in most towns, are allowed to speak at the discretion of the moderator.

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