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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Flying Cloud Institute—igniting creativity through innovative programming

The nonprofit is celebrating 40 years of inspiring young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences.

News Briefs: GB construction update; GB candidates’ forum; Conservation Land Tax Credit bill approved

A public forum for all Great Barrington candidates will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St.

Selectboard round-up: Housatonic water woes prompt action from the town; search firm hired to replace town manager; Manville Place approved

The selectboard announced that, about a year ago, it had commissioned a report by David Prickett of DPC Engineering to gather information on the water systems in the town, what the capital needs are and whether there are redundancies.

Election news: Kate McCormick bails on candidacy for register of deeds; Zakim wins party endorsement for secretary of state

It was not clear how Kate McCormick would perform the duties of register, a full-time job, and continue to be managing partner of the law firm previously run by her father, Edward G. "Buddy" McCormick.

News Briefs: GB candidates’ forum; HeatSmart Great Barrington kickoff; area summer camps certified with Lyme disease safety standards

HeatSmart Great Barrington, a state-funded program to help Great Barrington residents save on their energy bills while reducing their carbon footprints, will kick off Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church.

Springfield attorney challenges U.S. Rep. Neal from the left, points to ‘open secrets’ about his donors

There is a reason Amatul-Wadud cares so much about people. It's because, as a lawyer specializing in probate, families, custody and visitation rights, "I get to see people in their most intimate spaces."

Lively selectboard election in the offing this spring in Great Barrington

Friday, March 23, is the last day nomination papers can be obtained from the town clerk for candidates who want to be on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 15, nonpartisan municipal elections.

In NY-19 race, Democratic candidates take shots at ‘empty suit’ Faso

Though its boundaries have shifted in recent years, NY-19 has been represented by a mix of Democrats and Republicans over the decades.

With a commitment to social justice, upstart secretary of state candidate travels to Berkshires

"For most of us in this room, getting to the polls on election day is probably not a huge struggle. But for a lot of people, particularly if you're working more than one job, or you're caring for a parent or grandparent–whatever it is–it's not that easy." --Josh Zakim

Great Barrington Selectboard Chairman Sean Stanton to step aside, Cooke to run for re-election

In the last few years, Stanton has guided the selectboard through the sale of the old Castle Street firehouse, the reconstruction of Main Street, and the approval for the conversion of the former Searles High School to an upscale 88-room hotel on Bridge Street.

‘Sister event’ to Women’s March planned in Pittsfield

On the one-year anniversary of the iconic movement, Indivisible Pittsfield has organized another sister event to this year's march – what it calls a "March into Action Resource Fair and Community Forum" at the Colonial Theatre on South Street.

Bits & Bytes: ‘March into Action’; ‘Handbags for Habitat’; Miss ‘Nogood’ drag pageant; CATA art exhibit, poetry reading; Williams seeks ‘books’

'March into Action' will encompass a resource fair featuring more than 20 groups, brief spoken-word performances, and a panel discussion of important issues facing the Berkshires in 2018.

News Briefs: Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee meeting; Gov. Baker declares School Choice Week

More than 32,000 School Choice Week events and activities will take place across the country, including nearly 400 in Massachusetts.

Youthful challenger races around NY-19 in bid to ‘repeal and replace’ Faso

Rhodes, who exudes the boyish charm one would expect from a guy who grew up on a Bruderhof farm in Ulster County and eventually found his way to Harvard Law School, saves his best shots for the man he wants to replace: first-term Republican Rep. John Faso.

A political storm brewing in New York’s 19th District

On Friday, June 2, Indivisible Chatham will be hosting a mock town hall on women’s rights in front of Republican Congressman John Faso’s house in Kinderhook. Can a motivated group of dismayed activists grow their grassroots movement into a coalition capable of winning elections? “It’s easier to resist when all the cards are against you, it’s very motivating. Now we just have to win some elections.” -- Indivisible Chatham, N.Y., founder Alan Gelb

Local protesters join nationwide Tax March, demanding Trump’s tax returns

"I can't begin to tell you. I get up in the morning and I groan about all the idiocy." -- Joyce Sheffey of Great Barrington

Berkshire County Dems galvanized, organizing to resist Trump administration

There was no shortage of ideas, starting with the unseating of a Republican Congressman John Faso, whose New York district, the 19th, borders Berkshire County. A complete list of organizations with contact information and links included with this article.
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