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President Biden to drop out of presidential race – updated with statements from Governor Healey, Congressman Neal

President Biden had been previously under pressure by members of the Democratic party to drop out.

Of plastic water bottles, weed, Du Bois and zoning: Great Barrington annual town meeting preview

Minus the education side, the proposed town budget itself will rise from $11.37 million to $11.55 million, for an increase of only 1.6 percent.

Let’s keep the ban on single-use plastic water bottles

Most of our plastic waste gets packed into landfills, burned, or ends up in the environment as litter and in waterways and oceans.

The single-use plastic water bottle ban and GB on TAP: A progress report

These refill stations are extremely hygienic, as no skin or mouth contact is needed to refill your bottle. The units will be owned and maintained by the town.

The many reasons the plastic bottle bylaw is essential

Rome was not built in a day. Banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles is a start. It builds the momentum begun by Concord, and creates a model for other towns to emulate.

Great Barrington adopts historic environmental stance: No single-use plastic water bottles

More than 40 businesses and organizations had signed off on the plastic water bottle ban, including Guido's, Prairie Whale, SoCo and the Berkshire Co-op Market.

Proposed plastic water bottle ban generates fierce support and opposition among merchants

Forty businesses and organizations have signed off on the Great Barrington proposal. There are some high-profile businesses on the list, including Guido’s, Prairie Whale and Soco. Most recently the Berkshire Co-op Market came on board.

Environmental activists want to ban the sale of popular water bottles

If it passes at town meeting, the GB On Tap program intends to provide additional drinking fountains and bottle refilling stations throughout town. In addition, it will help participating merchants and restaurants offer refillable water bottles for sale.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Spirit of Christmas Past;’ ‘Omar;’ Spencertown Academy members art show; ‘Middletown’ at Austen Riggs; Jacob’s Pillow announces 2017 programs

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival program directors include ballet luminary Anna-Marie Holmes; noted master teacher Milton Myers; Broadway choreographer/director Chet Walker; and choreographer, performer, MacArthur Genius Fellow, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance.

Bits & Bytes: Spencertown Academy art exhibition; GB holiday decorations; MASSPIRG thanks Subway; Cash for Candy

‘Fur. Fin. Feathers.’ art exhibition at Spencertown Academy Spencertown, N.Y. -- Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its second annual juried regional art exhibition, entitled “Fur. Fin....

EDGEWISE: Keeping Great Barrington great — or not

We are the stewards of our community, and every decision we make matters. Letting our high school slide into disrepair…letting the character of our Main Street be lost.

GB ‘Spot Saver’ parking program for Main Street Reconstruction launches this week

The Spot Saver parking program is designed to ease Main Street Reconstruction pain when construction begins in late March. A launch party will be held this Wednesday (February 25) at Castle Street Cafe at 5 p.m.

Traffic, traffic everywhere, and not a place to park

"We have identified 79 parking spots – 60 in lots and 19 along side streets – but I need more help in selling this to merchants." -- Parking Task Force Chair Jennifer Clark

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.