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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on CMC:Berkshires—where science plus kindness equals change

Now in its 10th year, the Center for Motivation and Change provides comprehensive, cutting-edge, research-supported treatment for people struggling with substances or trauma in its New Marlborough facility.

Write in Cara Becker for Great Barrington Housing Authority

The tenants deserve this woman as their champion.

Margery Teggi, 93, of Great Barrington

Margery worked for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District at Monument Mountain Regional High School for many years.

Great Barrington’s cannabis quandary: What to do with that pot revenue?

Proposals for how to use the cannabis revenue windfall will be discussed by the selectboard and the finance committee in the upcoming deliberations for next year's budget, with voters having the final say on how to spend free cash at the annual town meeting in May.

News Brief: Marie Ryan appointed to Great Barrington Housing Authority

Ryan, a Great Barrington resident and now the town administrator in West Stockbridge, will fill a housing authority seat previously held by Diane Dillon

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.

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

GB Election Round-up: Armed with ‘unique insights,’ Davis runs for selectboard; Atwood aims to regain seat on FinCom

"The work I do provides me with unique insights into how Great Barrington might better leverage state and federal monies, pursue shared services, and develop creative partnerships which would help to strengthen and sustain our community." -- Great Barrington Selectboard candidate Leigh Davis

Library trustees letter inaccurate; Karen Smith expects a ‘public retraction and apology’

The accusations came to a head earlier this month when the selectboard held a hearing to consider calls for her removal from the housing authority. Some witnesses vouched for Smith's integrity and hard work but others accused her of practicing nepotism, creating an environment of "toxicity," and exhibiting "aggressive and hostile behavior."

Selectboard listens to complaints about HA chair’s leadership style but declines to remove her

Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon agreed that Housing Authority Chair Karen Smith's transgressions do not rise to the standard for removal under state law.

Consultant recommends staffing increases, better regulatory compliance for GBFD

The current membership is dedicated and effective. Their effectiveness is especially remarkable given that the town faces "diverse risks over a large geography." Burger does a commendable job of collecting and managing data.

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.

News Briefs: Senate approves Dewey Court conveyance to Great Barrington Housing Authority; nonprofit independence upheld as Johnson Amendment protected

During deliberations in the U.S. Senate, the chamber's parliamentarian blocked language that would have repealed the Johnson Amendment, a provision in the current U.S. tax code that prohibits charitable organizations from endorsing candidates for political office.

Housing Authority meeting reveals struggles between tenants and board

The meeting was a window into what it’s like to run multiple low income housing complexes with limited resources under state oversight by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

Flag Rock resident sues Housing Authority over mold claims

In Housatonic Flag Rock resident Ariane Blanchard and her neighbor say systemic mold infestation has created a toxic building syndrome that has made them sick. Remedies ordered by the Board of Health can’t be used because, her physician says, they will increase airborne mold.

Housatonic solar field reduces power costs for Great Barrington, Cheshire

The solar field below the Rising Paper Mill in Housatonic, built last year on a brownfield, is saving the town and the Berkshire Hills Regional School District each between $70,000 and $90,000 in annual electricity costs.
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