Selectboard member Leigh Davis said she has heard from two businesses on Railroad Street that are interested in closing the street for evening dining.
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Supporters for home rule on Great Barrington horse racing take their fight to Boston
Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, said he is “personally very optimistic” about the chances of the petition passing in one form or another.
Hearing on Great Barrington home-rule petition on horseracing set for Jan. 27 in Boston
It is not clear precisely when the home-rule petition hearing will begin. There are 10 hearings starting at 1 p.m. and the Great Barrington hearing is seventh on the list for that afternoon.
VIEWPOINT: Residents organizing written, oral testimony to support home rule on horseracing
Senate Bill 101 provides that horse racing licenses in locations that previously were granted commercial racing licenses would need no further approval from the municipality. In Great Barrington, that would mean neither the selectboard nor the citizens would ever have a vote.
‘Creative Aging’ exhibit highlights growing older in the Berkshires
“As our Berkshires community — and the world’s population — grows older, this exhibit reminds us all to look beyond stereotypes and to know that growing older can encompass more curiosity, creativity and community engagement than ever.” -Megan Whilden, Berkshire OLLI executive director
News Brief: New Ashford presents town flag to state officials
New Ashford’s flag was presented to the Bureau of the State House during Wednesday’s ceremony in the Great Hall of Flags, which serves as the largest function room in the State House.
Bits & Bytes: Clinton Church restoration kickoff; ‘Kohelet’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Creative Aging’ on Beacon Hill; STEAM Challenge Night; Red Cross blood drives
Close Encounters With Music will kick off its 2019-20 season Sunday, Oct. 27, with the American premiere of Andre Hajdu’s ‘Kohelet’ for four cellos narrated by film, stage and television actor Sam Waterston.
AMPLIFICATIONS: Civics in action
I realized that the last remnant of her childhood had disappeared. A levelheaded and determined young woman was carrying out her business and I was standing on the side, holding her stuff.
Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Short Film Festival; Berkshire Children’s Chorus concert; ‘Hi, I’m Norman’; ‘Caring for the Caregiver’; area writers honored
Sarah Miller MSW, LCSW will address the topic of caregiver burnout and share tips on how to avoid it and promote positive relationships with those being cared for.
News Briefs: Marijuana cultivation, manufacturing discussions; Harrington responds to Barr; Citizens Legislative Seminar
In their joint statement, the current and former prosecutors, law enforcement, Department of Justice and judicial leaders corrected the factual inaccuracies in Barr’s remarks and cautioned against a return to past failed approaches.
PROFILE: Sen. Adam Hinds looks back at legislative accomplishments – and challenges
The Edge recently sat down with Hinds in his Pittsfield office to discuss his proudest accomplishments, how to align workforce development needs with the education system, and his hopes and concerns about the rollout of recreational marijuana in the state, among other things.
News Briefs: Hinds staff office hours; Rural School Aid grant funding program restored
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means fiscal year 2020 budget proposal released Wednesday appropriates $1.5 million for the Rural School Aid grant program.
News Briefs: Black Excellence on the Hill Award for Jackson, Edgerton; North Adams man pleads guilty to drug possession
The Black Excellence on the Hill Award is presented to local leaders, nominated by their state legislators, for their work in civic engagement, education, business and other notable fields.
News Briefs: GBPD responds to crash; GB absentee voting ballots; Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
Absentee voting ballots must be received at the Great Barrington Town Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.
Business Briefs: Excellence Award for Berkshire Immigrant Center; LEEF grant recipients; EFSP application sought; artists’ guild name change; business-growing seminar
The Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists Guild has changed its name to the Guild of Berkshire Artists.
News Briefs: Pignatelli co-hosts electric vehicle briefing; Harrington endorses criminal justice reform bill
Legislators spoke not only to electric vehicle technology, but also to state policy and programs that support the transition to electric vehicles.
News Brief: Applicants sought for legislative seminar
The two-day Citizens’ Legislative Seminar features engaging presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth.
Bits & Bytes: CATA at Mass. State House; Michael Musillami Trio +2 at Hotchkiss School; Relay for Life wrap-up; ‘Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram’
The Moving Company is a mixed-ability dance company featuring dancers with disabilities as well as dancers who have been classically trained.
News Brief: Hinds chairs hearing on tourism resources
“This informational hearing was an opportunity to listen to and learn from key stakeholders in the tourism and arts community on how we as a state invest in the cultural underpinnings of our economy,” –Sen. Adam Hinds
News Briefs: Hinds seeks participants for Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort between the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, the two-day Citizens’ Legislative Seminar features presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth.
Bits & Bytes: Mahaiwe programs; Lenox logo contest; Salim Abu Jabal at Williams; Mocktoberfest at BCD; Outspoken poetry festival; Eclipse Mill book launch; pipeline tax protest
There are rumors that the long-anticipated energy omnibus bill could contain language supporting the pipeline tax that would subsidize new gas pipelines through a charge added to the monthly bills of electric ratepayers.
News Briefs: Bridge Street design open house; Downing seeks seminar participants
Bridge Street design open house Great Barrington — The Town of Great Barrington has received a $2.1 million MassWorks grant to make street, sidewalk, and utility improvements to the downtown Bridge Street corridor and will host a meeting on Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at the Great Barrington fire station in order to allow
News Briefs: App prompts Williams campus culture change; participants sought for Citizens’ Legislative Seminar
Circle of 6 is a sexual assault prevention app that allows the user to create a circle of six friends a student can call or text easily when s/he is in an uncomfortable situation.