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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The World of Peonies’; virtual run; dance discussion; cohousing documentary

The event can be completed while maintaining social distance in one’s own neighborhood, at a favorite running trail or park, or even on a treadmill.

Mayfest in Place to support affordable housing

Construct encourages posting a video on Facebook to show others that attending a fundraiser remotely can be fun while at the same time providing help to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Use Treasury checks to support the community

In a letter to the editor, Fred Clark writes, "I am going to do my part to rectify this situation by my actions and donate my stimulus check to support food, housing and medical support groups."

Construct, Lenox and GB offer emergency rental assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Both housing trusts are allocating funds received from the local Community Preservation Act surcharge and granted to the trust in previous annual town meetings.

News Brief: Lenox Affordable Housing Trust, Construct partner for COVID-19 emergency rental assistance

The partnership also ensures that residents will be connected to existing resources as need is demonstrated.

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

Affordable housing misconceptions addressed

In a letter to the editor, Jonathan Hankin writes, "The Trust has a binding purchase and sale agreement that is contingent upon approval of the funding for the purchase by the May Annual Town Meeting."

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.

‘Everything was pointing in this direction’: Pathways to the Trades is putting students to work

Participants will spend two to four afternoons per week working hands-on in the work world, on construction sites and working farms, earning both class credit and stipends, and learning skills in virtual and physical 'makerspaces.'

Construct’s Walk into the Future utilizes community support to fight homelessness in South County

The annual Walks raise money, but more importantly, create an awareness of the struggles individuals in South County experience with finding housing.

‘Walk into the Future’ Sept. 22 with Construct

The current theme is “Walk into the Future” so that neighbors can remain hopeful knowing preventive measures can be taken to avoid a housing crisis.

Barrington panel eyes Housatonic School as site for office condos or child care

Economic development committee Chairman Steve Picheny wanted an update from town manager Mark Pruhenski on the environmental status of the building and then solicited thoughts from committee members about what uses they thought would suit the empty building.

Celebrate Construct: A summer evening for kids of all ages

There will be something for everyone starting with games and entertainment for the kids, and four bands onstage ending with a spectacular fireworks.

Bits & Bytes: Construct anniversary; Jewish Festival of Books; Quebe Sisters at Infinity Music Hall; ‘In Plain Site’

The Jewish Festival of Books' opening night event Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. will feature an Egg Cream Eggstravaganza with Barry Joseph, author of “Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink.”

Construct Inc.: Celebrating 50 years of helping the homeless

“When I hear about 500 people on a waiting list to get housing that’s affordable, I think we all have a community obligation to step forward and solve this problem.” -- Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox.

“It’s not just opinions flying around the room”: The Berkshire Conversation Project considers gun violence

One local group of about a dozen people has started a conversation about guns by learning how not to interrupt each other.
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