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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.

Gary James Pease, 58, of Sandisfield, Mass.

Gary was a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School class of 1979. He owned and worked for G.J. Pease Land Clearing & Logging.

News Brief: Great Barrington sets special town meeting for Sept. 15

The deadline for citizen petition articles to be included on the special town meeting warrant is Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m.

PERSPECTIVES: BerkShares Business of the Month:North Plain Farm and Blue Hill Farm

While studying at Berkshire Community College, Sean Stanton began North Plain Farm in 2001 with 25 chickens at his parents’ property.

Citizens reject proposal to keep Lake Mansfield Road open to two-way traffic forever

Several who spoke against it were members of the Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force, which spent more than 10 years working on a comprehensive plan for restoring and maintaining the lake that included a plan to close the road to vehicular traffic.

Forced out as fire chief, fined by state ethics panel, Skorput seeks to reclaim seat on select board

In the last 12 months, some of the board's meetings have been standing-room-only and the manners among some attendees have been anything but mild.

Police ‘defunding’ effort fails, town and school budgets pass, but Great Barrington Annual Town Meeting to continue Thursday

Two young South County residents, Jake Borden of Egremont and Mae Whaley of Great Barrington, proposed to cut police budgets in their towns.

Parking lot town meeting isn’t equitable

A possible alternative: One thing all local voters with an address receive is mail -- as long as the mailman delivers.

It’s Not That Simple: GB adapts to COVID-19

Great Barrington’s Town Meeting will be held outside, in cars. Yes, a drive-in Annual Town Meeting. We will drive up to the high school, remain in our cars, check in with the Town Clerk at a drive-through station, and park in the parking lot leaving every other space empty.

Parking lot government: A Great Barrington town meeting for the ages

If the town meeting is not able to pass a budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, the town of Great Barrington, like hundreds of other small municipalities in the state with a town-meeting form of government, has a problem.

Voters urged to protect Lake Mansfield

All swimmers, walkers, hikers, boaters and bikers who enjoy this invaluable resource sign this petition now to show your support. 

Bits & Bytes: Juneteenth virtual reading; RYSE in October; ‘Ride for Roots Rising’; virtual staged reading

To help support the market, Roots Rising has launched the socially distant bike ride challenge “Ride for Roots Rising.”

News Brief: GB ‘drive-in’ annual town meeting June 22

The Great Barrington Selectboard, Cutting Edge AV Inc. in Lee and Monument Mountain Regional High School staff are busy this week arranging for an outdoor sound system and an FM radio broadcast of the meeting, which voters can follow in their cars.

Lee High School graduates 53 students

"Our biggest mistake was that even though we've made countless memories together, we didn't make more in a time of uncertainty, in a time where we can't even be together as a class and experience the things we have been looking forward to as kids: prom, graduation, Class Night." -Suriana Lee, valedictorian of the Lee High School class of 2020

Dennis Powell remarks at Black Lives Matter rally

These are the voices that matter. Our young people are stepping up, speaking out, they are tired!

NEWS BRIEFS: Voter registration deadline;’Wave parade’ plans; GB police enforce junk car and boat bylaw

Wave parades, cropping up around the country in recent months, usually include police and fire vehicles with lights and sirens leading the way.

‘Silence’ of GB police ‘cannot go unnoticed’

In a letter to the editor, Mae Whaley writes, "As much as it is necessary for us to stay aware of the overt ways in which police departments across the country are contributing to racism, we cannot allow the constant images and videos of tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades to lower our standards for how we expect our police to behave."
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