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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

M. Elinor Hamill, 89, of Great Barrington

Elinor was also the freelance editor and vice president of Gemini Press, a company she and Paul founded in 1976, which published “The Church Music Handbook” as well as a multitude of sacred church music.

‘Tucked Away’ no more

On Independence Day this year, I confess I’m not sure what there is to celebrate about us.

Robert Barry Jr., 59, of Stockbridge and Weston, Mass., and Waterville Valley, N.H.

Mr. Barry practiced law in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City, and was a partner at Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis.

News Brief: Fatal Florida motorcycle collision

The investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is ongoing.

Coronavirus impact: Some South County businesses close, some struggle, others do well

If you're a restaurant owner who wants to stay open in the midst of a public health crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, you essentially have one choice: trying to eke out a living by offering take-out, and perhaps delivery.

After selectman is blasted for role in ousting fire chief, West Stockbridge looks to heal itself

Eventually, the healing started when the select board called up Steve Traver, the interim chief from Richmond, to explain the path forward.

West Stockbridge fire chief pays $5,000 fine for ‘multiple conflict-of-interest violations’

On multiple occasions, the commission found, Skorput violated a provision of the conflict of interest law that prohibits municipal employees from acting officially in matters involving their own financial interests or those of an immediate family member.

Choosing the next president: Local pediatrician prefers Mayor Pete

“I feel as if I’ve done a Ph.D. in Pete Buttigieg in the past year.” -- Dr. Claudia Gold of Egremont, Mass.

Nick Diller weather summary: November 2019 coldest of this century

Who would have thought that the month would go like it did when the high hit 71 on the 1st?

Selectman, West Stockbridge fire chief square off over leadership of department

At issue is a 2016 report that raised serious questions about management and finances in the 12-member fire department.

Mary Blair, 74, of Richmond

Mary volunteered for numerous organizations throughout her life, most recently for Tanglewood, the Berkshire Historical Society and 18 Degrees' Kids 4 Harmony.

Long-time EPA Community Coordinator – veteran in Housatonic River cleanup – steps down

"At EPA there’s a big morale issue at the staff level. It’s awful. Some employees wouldn’t normally think of leaving, but after two years of this, they wonder what they should do. I was counseling people in their 30s to hunker down for the longer run. But how can the EPA people work for a President who lies every day?” -- Jim Murphy, former Community Involvement Coordinator for Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 that comprises New England

Business Briefs: New building at Porches Inn; CHP adds behavioral health services; McHugh named GB principal assessor; Hawthorne Valley supplement line; food insecurity grant...

In an effort to meet the needs of patients facing life stresses and more serious trauma needs, Community Health Programs has added behavioral health professionals at most of its medical practice locations.

Dr. Roger Connor, 99, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield

His office was initially located at 74 North St., relocating in 1963 to the newly developed Doctors’ Park on South Street with a dozen or so colleagues in different specialties.

South County schools should act on consolidation before it’s forced on them

Clearly there needs to be some out-of-the-box thinking if public education in Berkshire County is to secure its future and thrive.

Alan Chartock: A woman for vice president?

Now it is four years later and Bernie is 77. Some people might hold that against him, objecting to the fact that, after two terms, he would be in his mid-80s. That means that his vice presidential pick is going to be very important, what with the statistics leaning against Bernie.
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