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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

Zoning loopholes decimating a residential neighborhood

Let this be a warning to the rest of the residents of Great Barrington. Sit down with the zoning bylaws. Scour the fine print for the loopholes. Find them. Demand they are changed.

Tractor Supply will fill the rest of former Kmart space; Manville Place discussion will continue Sept. 27

Now that the planning board has made a positive declaration, the selectboard, which is the special permit-granting authority, is expected to formally grant the new permit for Tractor Supply at its meeting Monday, Sept. 24.

Egremont to partner with Construct Inc. on affordable housing development

There will be two articles on the special town meeting warrant related to the affordable housing plan: one that would "create low and moderate income housing to be located on town property at 175 Egremont Plain Road"; and another that appropriates $640,000 for construction.

Manville Place development pitched as effort to address ‘absolute crisis’ in Great Barrington rental market

When Framework Properties first proposed the 47 Railroad Street project in Great Barrington, which included only 13 market-rate apartments, they learned that it was the first building permit taken out in the town for a structure containing four apartments or more since 1990.

‘Careful decision-making’ needed on Manville Place project

In a letter to the editor 10 residents of Manville Street write: "Taking over Manville Street from its current residents and creating a parking and traffic nightmare is absolutely the wrong way to do this."

47 Railroad Street project near completion, new eatery could be ‘White Hart’ North

Great Barrington -- One can practically picture the high fives in the upstairs office of Framework Properties and Alander Construction next month when the new...

Affordable high-speed, broadband options for Great Barrington include its own utility

With download speeds typically maxing out at 60 megabits per second, the Internet service offered by Spectrum is barely satisfactory for consumers and some business owners but not up to the task for those who make heavy use of the Internet to transfer large files, an increasing necessity as businesses rely more and more on digital communication.

Fearing competitive disadvantage, Great Barrington explores high-speed Internet connectivity

"I think Great Barrington needs to have a more robust business community than it currently does. Great Barrington needs to become that small town that, besides great food and culture, is also a very interesting place to set up your business and that's the missing piece." -- Tim Newman, WiredWest spokesperson who would move his business to Great Barrington if affordable high-speed communications were available

Urbanizing Great Barrington: Mixed-use 47 Railroad to open in March

Asked if he and Rasch had ever considered making the old firehouse part of their project, Nickerson said they are interested but have not been able to work out a deal with owner Thomas Borshoff.

Reinventing downtown Great Barrington: Commerce or retail ‘destination’?

"You want uses that drive foot traffic. At the same time, there are economics ... " -- Great Barrington Planning Board chair Brandee Nelson

Castle Street firehouse owner begins redevelopment work at last — on alleyway

Some Railroad Street merchants and firehouse neighbors have grown furious over the deterioration of the alley in the hands of private owners, its impact on delivery truck access, and the blighted appearance overall.
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