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I WITNESS: What will it take to ban assault weapons?

Welcome to the new America: a breeding ground for vitriol, animosity, and homicidal rage.

Richard Snow, 78, of South Egremont

Richard F. Snow, “Snowy,” 78, of South Egremont died peacefully in his sleep March 30, 2018. A lifelong resident of Great Barrington, Dick and...

Itinerant artist envisions an Earth saved by children

“I have survived by hiding -- in the woods and on the street... How do I walk a path to honor [the gifts I’ve been given]? I don’t know where to fit in.” -- Itinerant artist and songwriter Dorrie, during an interview at Construct Inc. in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Homeless in the Berkshires: A personal story

I hope the courage to tell my story helps others understand that homelessness can happen to anyone.

Business Briefs: Freeman Center financial class; Jewish Women’s Foundation awards grants; healthcare sign-up seminar; ‘Time Abundance for Driven Women’

Money School is an award-winning financial independence initiative designed to create long-term safety and economic security for survivors of domestic or sexual violence

Business Briefs: VIM Berkshires names new executive director; Construct raises money toward goal; Berkshire Money Management donates to Dalton youth; Pittsfield grant workshop; Shred...

The Pittsfield Cultural Council will host a grant application question-and-answer session to assist those interested in applying for funds for 2018 arts -- or culture -- related projects on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Hotel on North

Business Briefs: ‘Twenty for Twenty;’ BTCF workshop; ‘Cocktails for a Cause;’ Andersen to manage GB Salisbury Bank branch; Lee Bank staff changes

Berkshire Immigrant Center offers comprehensive services for immigrants to promote civic engagement, facilitate cultural integration and assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

Bits & Bytes: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Mayfest 2017; Women’s Running Race; Mini Film Series

This year's Mayfest will celebrate the theme of community building and will honor the Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Trust.

Great Barrington adds Forest Springs to its affordable housing stock

In terms of housing, there are still miles to go and promises to keep if Great Barrington is to meet the state goal of 10 percent of its housing classified as affordable.

Business Briefs: Forest Springs groundbreaking; Entry to Entrepreneurship showcase; ArtCountry consortium; planned giving seminar; media prize call for entries

Following a curriculum co-developed by BerkShares and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center’s Berkshire Regional Office, students are taught by guest speakers each week and mentored by members of the community.

Bits & Bytes: Benefit concert for Clinton Church; Construct scholarship fund; Solid Sound line-up; John Doe at Club Helsinki Hudson; Hotchkiss annual dance performance

The benefit concert for the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church will feature 12 short performances by student vocalists and musicians including members of Simon’s Rock’s chorus and jazz concert and a performer from the annual gospel concert.

Business Briefs: New director at Construct Inc.; Guido’s food program donations; performance award for Hilton Garden Inn; music grant for BCArc; Best of Service...

A native of Wisconsin, Jane Ralph joins Construct Inc. from north central Vermont where she served as executive director of the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, an agency offering domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors emergency shelter, support and services.

Bits & Bytes: ‘God’s Trombones’; Gospel Gang Christmas concert; Dept. of Children & Families toy delivery; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Camphill Ghent; merit award...

Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D–Lenox, worked with the Department of Children and Families' central office to secure a truck and company to deliver toys from Boston to the departments Pittsfield office on Thursday.

Business Briefs: New ownership for David Gavin Salon; BTCF resident survey; resume/interview workshop; mission-centric finance workshop; internet security seminar; Greylock adopts mobile app

Participants in the Salisbury Bank seminar will learn how hackers invade computers to steal financial information, how to avoid being vulnerable to a computer breach, and what to do if they discover they have been hacked.

28th annual walk to prevent homelessness honors Construct Inc.’s Executive Director Cara Davis

Amid the prosperity and singular culture of the Berkshires, it was clear that affordable housing was beyond the reach of many residents and workers, especially minorities. “Our homeless are invisible, hidden ... Being with people in crisis is a very, very profound experience and I honor that. It’s always a privilege and an honor to sit and talk with [the population Construct serves] to try and come up with solutions.” --- Cara Davis, Construct Inc. director, who is stepping down after 26 years

Bits & Bytes: Construct ‘Walk This Way;’ Berkshire Pottery Tour; Sharon Bates at Chesterwood; Stardust Jazz Group; animal tracking; Community ReStart fundraiser

The Berkshire Pottery Tour will include the studios of of Ben Evans In Richmond, Paula Shalan in Stockbridge, Lorimer Burns in Housatonic, Daniel Bellow in Great Barrington, Ellen Grenadier in Monterey, and Linda Skipper in New Marlborough.

Great Barrington Kmart to shut down, amid national closures, financial problems

The Great Barrington store is one of more than 64 stores nationwide on the chopping block for a fast liquidation, amid what Business Insider said is a cash crisis for both Kmart and Sears.
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