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Inside The Dream Away Lodge on opening night

“I think there's so many people who meet here and end up falling in love,” says Dan Giddings, new partner at the legendary establishment. Friendships start here, he says.

‘The Children’s March’ film screening to support National School Walkout

'The Children's March' shows a critical moment in history when children had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement.

Trump cabinet official buys $3.2 million home in Great Barrington

According to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the manager and signatory of the LLC is none other than Wilbur L. Ross, the billionaire investor and industrialist who currently serves as Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President Donald Trump.

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.

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.

State of Resistance: Looking outward, seeking direction

To be honest, [the movement] is on summer vacation… Meetings have been less attended. We're gearing up for more intensity in the fall." -- Michael Wise, chair of the Great Barrington Democratic Town Committee who has facilitated much of the movement over the last few months.

N.Y. Rep. Faso deceived constituents in supporting TrumpCare

In his letter to the editor, Bobby Houston writes: "Faso, Paul Ryan and Trump are targeting women, the sick and the elderly in particular."

Resistance movement against Trump agenda mobilizes in the Berkshires

Motivated by a strong distaste for the Trump administration, progressives in Berkshire County and across the state and nation moved quickly after the November election to mobilize and form a resistance movement rooted in policy and protest.

News Briefs: Baker-Polito administration to fund bridge projects; $4.23 million allotted for infrastructure; Green Tea Party meeting; Guiel announces City Council candidacy; conservation commissions...

Seventy-four city and town conservation commissions across Massachusetts have urged Gov. Charlie Baker to drop his support for fracked gas pipelines.

A bad hair day for N.Y. Rep. John Faso

March 24 may be the date that made him a one-term Congressman. With his abrupt decision to support the American Health Care Act, the freshman Republican congressman from Kinderhook engaged in a stunning series of betrayals.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Four Freedoms Forum; Home Fire Preparedness campaign; Sarah Van Gelder at Simon’s Rock; Roxane Gay at Williams; Green Tea Party event;...

Teams consisting of a Red Cross volunteer and firefighter and will visit pre-registered Great Barrington homes to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as to educate the homeowners on fire safety and personal preparedness.

ZBA approves affordable housing permit for 100 Bridge St.; shoots down full clean-up

The permit split raised concerns that the 45 housing units would sit alone up against the wastewater treatment plant, with 6 acres of toxic soil either left there or remediated in phases.

100 Bridge: Separating fact from fiction, fear from fantasy

In his letter to the editor, Tim Geller, executive director of the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire, writes: "The 100 Bridge site is singled out in the Town Master Plan for precisely the kind of development proposed."

Green Tea Party explains itself

In a letter to the editor, members of the Green Tea Party write: “Our goal is to get the voters on their feet, to understand the way decisions get made, to play watchdog and increase the conversation.”

Co-op calls Green Tea Party flyers deceptive, untruthful

In a letter to the editor, Co-op manager Daniel Esko writes: "We have asked representatives of the Green Tea Party to change the text of their communications and remove any previously posted flyers and statements... As of the writing of this letter, no changes have been made."

Selectboard sends Zoning Board list of 21 conditions for 100 Bridge Street project

The entire site, polluted with dioxins and pentachlorophenol, is a puzzle for both remediation and development economics.
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