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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

News Briefs: Pignatelli appointed to rail study advisory committee; Hinds’ holiday open house; expansion grant for CHP; priority designation for Mount Washington

Through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, the Schenob Brook restoration/Becker Pond Dam removal project will benefit wild Eastern brook trout and other species threatened by the effects of climate change.

Bits & Bytes: Josh Billings RunAground; Berkshire BioBlitz; ‘Escaped Alone’ at WAM Theatre; ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Whit; ‘Historic New England’ at Chesterwood

In addition to surveying local species, Berkshire BioBlitz will include family events such as bird banding, microscope and specimen set-ups, and a hands-on water filtration activity, as well as interactive walks and conversations that will run throughout the day.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

Little engine that could: Mount Washington flips switch on fiber

"This is going to be a radical change for all us. Everybody’s talking about it." -- Mount Washington resident Eleanor Tillinghast "People may have ruled Mount Washington out before. But we just catapulted ahead of other towns in terms of amenities." -- Brian Tobin, chair of the Selectboard

Simon’s Rock volunteers work with local organizations for day of service

Rock the Community was established in the 2012 fall semester to celebrate the leadership of Emily Fisher, former chair of the Board of Overseers at Simon’s Rock, for her commitment to the college and organizations in the region.

DISPATCH: On the wild side, rattlesnake caught in Elm Street lawn

“I came across a young rattlesnake on the lawn (about 2 ½ feet long) near the back porch.” -- Lynn Lanoue

BerkShares Business of the Month: Indian Line Farm

“Community Supported Agriculture is a relationship between farmers and consumers. It is sharing the risk and also sharing the bounty... the term was literally coined in my dining room in 1986.” -- Elizabeth Keen, owner of Indian Line Farm in South Egremont, Massachusetts

News Briefs: Lenox receives EPA grant; area wildlife habitat management grants

Lenox will receive a workshop from the EPA on encouraging equitable development, which helps communities develop in ways that do not disproportionately affect certain populations or residents.
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