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Raymour & Flanigan set to open in former Pittsfield Bed Bath & Beyond storefront

The furniture company has also purchased the entire shopping center, The Shops at Unkamet Brook.

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.

Lucy Wilcox, 97, of Stockbridge, treasurer of Mission House, first guide at Naumkeag

She was treasurer of the Mission House for 25 years and worked closely with Miss Choate, archiving all the furnishings. She developed a close friendship with her and after Miss Choate passed away, Lucy helped open Naumkeag and was the first guide there.

Selectmen frustrated by glacial pace of Housatonic School reuse proposal

The plan, the only one the town has so far received after several requests for proposals, calls for an adaptive reuse of the vacant 110-year-old school on Pleasant Street in the center of the village of Housatonic.

Restoration of dormant school seen as critical to Housatonic village revival

The primary order of business for Conner and Nappo was to get the selectboard to write a letter of endorsement for Grayhouse's application for $75,000 on an emergency basis from the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Preservation Projects Fund.

Consultant recommends staffing increases, better regulatory compliance for GBFD

The current membership is dedicated and effective. Their effectiveness is especially remarkable given that the town faces "diverse risks over a large geography." Burger does a commendable job of collecting and managing data.

Thumbing through the photo archives: The ‘Southern Berkshires Through Time’

In “Southern Berkshires Through Time,” Leveille has examined almost 200 sites, ranging from historical homes, businesses and intersections, to one of Leveille's other passions: unusual rock formations.

James Charles Martin, 86, of Housatonic

He had a long career as a systems engineer at General Electric Ordnance Systems in Pittsfield, working on fire (launch) control systems for submarine-based fleet ballistic missiles and retired in 1992.

Consultant: Ramsdell Library in Housatonic is ‘vibrant part of the community,’ needs upgrades

There was also an agreement that the Ramsdell's resources and services need to be focused, in part so that the Ramsdell is not merely duplicating the services of the Mason, but on a smaller scale.

Helen Oggiani, 97, of Housatonic

She actively participated in the annual All Saints' Polish picnics, at which, even into her 80s, she could dance five polkas in a row.

GB Planning Board has a ‘vision’: ‘Marijuana mills’ in Housatonic

If voters approve the Great Barrington bylaw, indoor cultivation of marijuana of the sort envisioned in the mills will be permitted by-right in the light industrial zone that covers much of Housatonic.

Ronald Race, 91, of Housatonic

Ronald “Ron” Hastings Race, 91, of Housatonic died peacefully at home Wednesday, April 11, 2018, surrounded by his family. Ron was born Oct. 21, 1926,...

With new partners Eagle Mill redevelopment envisions commercial, residential downtown complex in Lee

The project, which will include both new construction and reuse of the mill, would add retail and office space, restaurants, a health club and pool open to the public, and in excess of 100 units of housing.

Pleasant and Main in Housatonic: Village companionship — and sour cherry pie

“Thanksgiving,” Craig Bero explains. “It’s my favorite meal of the year.” This year will mark his third at the corner of Pleasant and Main, and he’s already talking about the baked beans – a blend of cranberry and black turtle beans – he’ll have cooking over the fire out back, not to mention eight turkeys, hand-plucked.

Ann Baumann Costa, 89, of Great Barrington

Ann always believed that her greatest accomplishment and joy was taking care of her big family and walking hand in hand with Tony, admiring their beautiful yard.

Congressman Neal in Great Barrington, bearing gifts: An EPA brownfields grant

The $300,000 Brownfields Community Wide Assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to perform Phase One and Phase Two environmental assessments of several properties, most of them in and around the village of Housatonic.

Roof fire doused at abandoned Housatonic power mill

"It is extremely important that community members remember to properly dispose of smoking material and monitor brush fires, especially as we head into warmer, dryer weather.” -- Great Barrington Fire Chief Charles Burger
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