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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

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.

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.

News Brief: Mass Pike overnight maintenance

The work is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 28, and will continue each night through Thursday, Oct. 31, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and will require temporary closures of the high-speed lane.

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.

All in the family: Celebrating 40 years of Guido’s

It’s no accident that Guido’s is considered the premiere purveyor of quality produce in Berkshire County. Locals to the Berkshires largely regard the store as a gem, as do visitors from near and far.

John R. Dinan Sr., 93, of New Marlborough, Mass., owner of Corashire Antiques

Mr. Dinan opened his own antique store, Corashire Antiques, with his wife and was known for his meticulous restorations and custom-made tables. He was one of the founders of the Berkshire County Antiques Dealers Association.

Eagle Mill wants larger hotel across street; site plan could go back to drawing board

In the original plan, most of the parking for the hotel would have been across the street, which would have meant lots of hotel guests crossing West Center Street to walk to and from their cars.

Stanley Szwyd, 95, of Housatonic

His four siblings had all been told that he had been killed during the war. His sister was in disbelief when she heard from him. His family had already held a funeral for him, believing that he had died in captivity.

The numbers are in: Great Barrington snags almost $1 million from pot sales

At Monday's selectboard meeting, member Kate Burke noted that the money cannot be spent yet because it was not budgeted for. The disposition of the funds will be discussed during budget deliberations this fall.

News Brief: Mass Pike bridge maintenance

The work is scheduled from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, and will occur between the daytime hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

State police nab defiant Great Barrington cop for OUI on Mass Pike

Two parties had told police that Bartini's silver-blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck "almost struck their vehicles from behind and swerved around their vehicles at a high rate of speed," according to a report prepared by Trooper Paul E. Savage, the arresting officer.

Egremont Green News: Fast chargers needed for electric vehicles in Berkshires

An owner of an electric vehicle says current infrastructure is too geared to Teslas.

News Briefs: Lake Mansfield trail work; Mass Pike bridge deck repair; GBPD joins use-of-force database

The GBPD joins hundreds of police departments nationwide in reaffirming their commitment to better data, which can be used to develop policies and procedures and build a stronger understanding of when, why and how officers use force when detaining suspects.

Keep east-west rail on track

Western Mass leaders and activists need to unite around passenger rail service. We propose formation of a Western Mass Rail Coalition to create the united front necessary to ensure that MassDOT understands the needs of our large region of the Commonwealth.

The Big E-xcitement: My day at the fair

I also learned that there’s plenty of good beer there, brewed in New England. And if you stand on one of the tables in one of the beer gardens, you can watch people pay 10 bucks for a lame monster truck ride.

News Briefs: Transportation plan info session; Mass Pike roadway construction

there will be crews doing roadway construction work and bridge repair operations on the Mass Pike in Becket beginning Monday, Oct. 15, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 19.
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