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SHEELA CLARY: Thoughts on my 52nd birthday

Of course I still have friends, and I will spend the evening celebrating with some special ones, but the gift of being 52, I am discovering, is to realize the pleasure to be had in doing nothing apart from standing still and looking at things.

Four departments put down Brookside Road structure fire

The residents were evaluated by Southern Berkshire Ambulance for smoke inhalation but did not require treatment.

News Briefs: Dalton woman charged with motor vehicle offenses; RMV reopens seven locations

The RMV facilities that are being reopened prioritize regional availability, accessibility and facility size and capacity.

News Brief: Great Barrington Police Department awarded re-accreditation status

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission offers two program awards: certification and accreditation, with accreditation being the higher of the two.

News Brief: Great Barrington police investigate State Road car crash

Police along with Great Barrington Fire Department and Southern Berkshire Ambulance responded to the scene and found the vehicle had struck a utility pole and two trees before coming to rest in a stream.

Great Barrington Officer Olivia Cobb rescues injured great horned owl

Officer Cobb used her wildlife training while securing the owl, and immediately contacted the Sharon (Conn.) Audubon Center to arrange transport to their rehabilitation center.

News Brief: GB police awarded grant to reduce impaired driving

The Great Barrington police will join other departments across the state as well as the Massachusetts State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.

News Brief: DA secures conviction of man for attempted rapes

District Attorney Andrea Harrington praised the state police detective unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Great Barrington police for their investigations.

Report: Racist graffiti and attack on Simon’s Rock student likely ‘staged’

According to Simon's Rock administrators, who did not disclose the name of the firm that the college hired, the investigators spent several days on campus, interviewed 29 people, conferred with Great Barrington police, and reviewed documentary evidence.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Updated: Great Barrington couple perishes after Beech Tree apartment fire

The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to one unit.

Town Hall Briefs: Ailing bridges, traffic nightmares and other tales of woe

Whether one lane of the Brown Bridge is closed during construction or whether it is shut down altogether, the construction will be a major disruption to traffic, especially considering the fact that the town-owned Division Street bridge was closed by the state in the second week of September.

Overnight parking ban begins in Great Barrington

Any vehicles parked on town streets between 1 and 6 a.m. will be ticketed.

No warning for ticketing parked cars at Farmers Market

In her letter Hinda Bodinger writes: “It is extremely unwelcoming for the town to be issuing parking tickets on a street where it isn’t at all clear that parking is prohibited.”

DA’s office: Evidence lacking in ‘alleged assault’ on Simon’s Rock student

The Campus Safety department at Simon's Rock received a call shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, with a report that a student of color had been assaulted in a wooded area on campus.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.

News Briefs: Mass Pike daytime construction; GBPD re-accreditation assessment

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that crews will be conducting maintenance operations at specific locations on I-90 westbound in West Stockbridge and Becket beginning Monday, Sept. 30, and continuing through to Thursday, Oct. 3.
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