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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.

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!

PERSPECTIVES: Responding to national shortage, distilleries shift gears to produce hand sanitizer

Within two days of the loosening of the restrictions on hand sanitizer production, Berkshire Mountain Distillers had already designed a label, bottled the product and delivered it to various local emergency service squads.

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

Wellness Initiative presents recommendations to Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee

Seven wellness categories at the high school level were identified in which the district could be doing better: Physical Education, Substance Use, Mental Health, Commitment to School, Bullying, Diversity and Inclusion, Absenteeism and Commitment and Planning.

Interview with MMRHS Principal Kristi Farina: ‘If the question is equity, the answer is now.’

"To do this work well, we are going to have to engage with families." - Monument Mountain Regional High School interim Principal Kristi Farina

Bits & Bytes: Handmade Holiday Festival; ‘Dreams That Money Can Buy’; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; Whimsy at the Whit; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ventfort...

“Dreams That Money Can Buy” combines the real setting of a gallery with the simplicity of bidding on work through Instagram.

‘Everything was pointing in this direction’: Pathways to the Trades is putting students to work

Participants will spend two to four afternoons per week working hands-on in the work world, on construction sites and working farms, earning both class credit and stipends, and learning skills in virtual and physical 'makerspaces.'

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; ‘A Baroque Celebration’ at Saint James Place; culinary arts dinner; ‘Ay Mariposa’ at Mason Library; ‘The...

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas to capture small-town holiday spirit Stockbridge -- The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration, which captures small-town Christmas spirit in...

On hate speech: Building structures for engaging in dialogue

What happens in schools is tied to what happens outside of them. How can we better engage everyone to support a broad cultural shift?

Berkshire Hills responds to anti-Semitic threats at middle school

But as everyone agrees, any responses must be part of a larger community reckoning with societal problems that our schools reflect but do not create.

Don’t just stand there: Volunteer!

Underwritten by AARP Massachusetts, the volunteer fair at St. James Place in Great Barrington will give 35 nonprofits as well as municipalities the opportunity to meet face to face with prospective volunteers.

Federal corruption probe targets towns’ cannabis agreements

Great Barrington, Eastham, Leicester, Newton, Northampton, and Uxbridge have received subpoenas from the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling seeking information about so-called host community agreements. 

Business Briefs: Appeal letter party; Donoyan joins Main Street Hospitality; human resources workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation grants; Stockbridge Chamber annual meeting

Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis has announced the appointment of H. Jackson Donoyan as vice president of operations.

Smash the Stigma of Addiction event Saturday in Great Barrington

Organizers hope hundreds of people will join them for the Smash the Stigma of Addiction event.

‘Friends for Life’: Teens in crisis and the healing power of friendship

“I think some people can acknowledge depression and talk about it. But for some people, they don't even know what's going on. And they’re having all these symptoms, but they don't know what it’s from, and they feel like no one else is feeling like they are." -- Miranda Hastings

News Brief: Harrington launches new juvenile justice initiative

The new initiative includes prioritizing diversion, expanding community programming, advocating for new policies, and creating a community-led advisory committee.

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