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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Bits & Bytes: GB bicycle notice; ‘Lenox: The First 100 Years;’ FAFSA Day Massachusetts; Writers Read; Williams seeks books for human library; puppet plays...

The FAFSA Day services are free and available to anyone who will be attending college during the 2017-2018 academic year; low-income and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to attend.

Housatonic Railroad not at fault, company lawyer says, for fatal April collision

Housatonic Railroad Company Associate General Counsel Matt Whitney said the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction section “so far...determined that the railroad did nothing wrong.”

‘Sanctuary City’? No, but Great Barrington acting like one

"I want to express my gratitude to our Selectmen and our Police Department for creating and unanimously passing the ‘Sanctuary’ resolution at their last meeting. You made me proud to be a citizen of Great Barrington." --- Local author Daniel Klein, addressing the Selectboard

Great Barrington Police arrest alleged heroin dealer

"Heroin is a national public health and criminal justice crisis. This arrest should send a clear message that law enforcement in Berkshire County is extremely vigilant." -- Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh

Great Barrington Police offer guidelines on marijuana use

In a press release the Great Barrington Police Department issues some guidance about complying with the new laws regulating the use of marijuana that went into effect Thursday, Dec. 15.

Martin’s Restaurant shuts doors for good, sells to 47 Railroad developers

The restaurant had to be gutted and the Lewises struggled with insurance adjustors in the meantime, trying to find a way to reopen. “The fire was a life changer. If the insurance process was easier and quicker, the outcome would have been better.” -- Martin Lewis, owner of Martin's Restaurant

Great Barrington Police Department first in Berkshire County to be accredited

Walsh had told The Edge in an earlier article that following the accreditation manual — which, by the way, is very thick — and using “best practices” reduces all kinds of liability and gives the town “a little break” on insurance. "It's an honor for the town," Walsh told the Selectboard.

Woman who gave bank teller fake distress note is arraigned, denies writing it

Great Barrington police interviewed Eloisa Garcia-Gaspar and said she denied passing the note.

Great Barrington woman arrested after Berkshire Bank drive-thru incident

Eloisa Garcia-Gaspar was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and interfering with a police officer, all for passing a false note, lying in an investigation, and causing a disturbance.

Police close lynching threat investigation, say ‘reprehensible’ act is not ‘criminal’

Investigating officers concluded that the “verbal altercation...allegedly involving racist comments between two high school students...did not rise to a physical level.”

Local NAACP leader to “take a knee” at Monument football games; suspension length unclear for student who made lynching threats

“It is important that we, as adults, support young people who are willing and have the courage to stand up against injustice.” Dennis Powell, president, NAACP Berkshire County branch

Driver in crosswalk accident loses driving rights, gets fines and probation

Adina Simonson, who drove about 55 feet with one pedestrian on her car, can no longer drive in Massachusetts. She is also prevented from ever reapplying for a new driver's license.

Protest against Oklahoma police killing halts traffic on GB Main Street

It is “time for whites to step forward,” on this issue, and keep the police brutality story alive. “We are in a crisis of Americans being murdered.” --- Jennifer Van Sant

Selectboard hears plea for South County heroin addiction treatment facility

“We live in a wonderful town...a beautiful community. How do we get people to realize that when we’re walking along shopping there are kids buying and selling heroin?” --- Kingsley Little, whose son suffers from heroin addiction

Great Barrington to hire Boston firm for “police issues”; GBPD investigation continues

Sheffield Officer Brennan Polidoro stopped off-duty Great Barrington Officer Daniel Bartini in the early hours of Saturday, August 20, after observing him driving erratically, but was instructed to let him seek a ride home in what appeared to be an act of “professional courtesy.”

Incidents of drinking and driving by GB police symptom of deeper problem, sources say

“Massachusetts police departments have launched internal reviews at least four times in the last three years after learning that an officer or former officer was accused of drunken driving but was not arrested.” --- 2014 Boston Globe article that reviewed instances of off-duty police officers charged with drunk driving.
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