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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

East Street man causes disturbances, ‘jumps into river half naked’

Zalewski kept police busy all weekend as police received numerous complaints of him jumping into the river on Grove Street half-naked, refusing to leave a local business for not wearing a mask and prompting a complaint from a local hotel for larceny of room items.

Affordable Housing Trust apologizes for lack of communication about development plan

If approved, the town wouldn't close on the property until July. If taxpayers rejected the funding, then there would be no project at all, or the trust would have to identify another site.

Affordable housing misconceptions addressed

In a letter to the editor, Jonathan Hankin writes, "The Trust has a binding purchase and sale agreement that is contingent upon approval of the funding for the purchase by the May Annual Town Meeting."

Angry Housatonic residents assail CPC for funding of affordable housing property

It was standing-room only as dozens of angry residents of the Housatonic section of Great Barrington, including a former selectman, vented their feelings about the committee's consideration of funding a proposal from the town affordable housing trust to acquire land for housing.

Great Barrington residents vent about speeding, ‘scandalous’ bridge closures

At Monday's Great Barrington Selectboard meeting at the Claire Teague Senior Center, concerns ranged from traffic, speeding, and the impact the closure of the Division Street and Cottage Street bridges are having on businesses and residents alike.

Hearing for pot farm sparks anger and threats of removal from Selectboard Chair

On several occasions during the hearing, Great Barrington Selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon rapped his gavel and warned hecklers that they would be removed from the room if they persisted.

News Brief: Great Barrington receives Complete Streets Funding Program award

Wednesday’s announcement regarding the Complete Streets program provides funding to the Berkshire community of Great Barrington, which will receive $222,077 for a sidewalk extension on the Housatonic Main Street.

Great Barrington eyes funding for five ‘complete streets’ projects: They’re not just for cars

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission senior transportation planner Eammon Coughlin said the town will be notified in late December if it is awarded funding.

Atty. Kate McCormick to run for Register of Deeds, after her father ‘retires’ from law practice

Kate McCormick's announcement to run for office comes weeks after she took the helm at McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus. On Dec. 22, 2017, her father, Edward McCormick, submitted an Affidavit of Resignation to the Bar seeking permission to surrender his license, an option open to attorneys under disciplinary investigation by the Bar.

Great Barrington Selectboard Chairman Sean Stanton to step aside, Cooke to run for re-election

In the last few years, Stanton has guided the selectboard through the sale of the old Castle Street firehouse, the reconstruction of Main Street, and the approval for the conversion of the former Searles High School to an upscale 88-room hotel on Bridge Street.

Going low: Great Barrington’s four highway underpasses

The good news of the trains was, they took our textile, paper, dairy and other products to market. The bad news was, the tracks crossed country roads.
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