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Housatonic Water Works receives $350,000 grant from MassDEP and EPA

The company has received $350,000 through the Emerging Contaminants for Small or Disadvantaged Communities grant program funded from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

Ruth Martin, 92, of Sheffield

She rode her motorcycle with and was an auxiliary member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Association for more than 25 years.

Business Briefs: Main Street Hospitality expands to Rhode Island; new Berkshire Taconic board member; marketing for playwrights; Nichols gains certification

An Oct. 23 ceremony marking the beginning of construction of Hammetts Wharf was attended by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop, State Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Peregrine Group principal Colin Kane, Eustis and other members of the Main Street Hospitality executive team.

The Big E-xcitement: My day at the fair

I also learned that there’s plenty of good beer there, brewed in New England. And if you stand on one of the tables in one of the beer gardens, you can watch people pay 10 bucks for a lame monster truck ride.

Irving Kronenberg, 84, of Stockbridge

He was a pioneer in elder and hospice services; he created adult day-care programs and co-founded the Hospice of Rhode Island in the 1970s.

News Brief: State auditor’s office identified $16.9 million in public assistance fraud in fiscal year 2017

In addition to identifying fraud in public assistance programs, State Auditor Suzanne Bump's office began a series of audits last year to identify barriers that individuals face when seeking benefits from said programs.

James Welch, 89, of Salisbury, Conn.

After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Jim returned to Great Barrington and was employed by the New England Electric System (now National Grid), remaining there as the store's manager for 35 years and retiring in 1989.

CONNECTIONS: Coaching and driving in the Gilded Age

During the Gilded Age, the equipage, the livery and the horses as well as the skill in driving were sources of great pride. A local newspaper even gave a whole column for the length of the page to recounting the teams and mounts of local cottagers.

INTERVIEW: Monument Mountain’s new principal Amy Rex discusses education, school renovation

It’s a tricky business, the building issue, but it’s an opportunity, ultimately, to create the space that would move programming forward. The structure of this building is a real barrier to innovation. -- Amy Rex, principal of Monument Mountain Regional High School

James J. Sullivan, 84, of Newport, R.I., formerly of Great Barrington

While in Great Barrington, he raised his family, and served on the Town Finance Committee and as a volunteer fireman.

Alice Wilmot, 91, of West Stockbridge, trustee, deacon, Sunday School teacher

Alice was a great believer in the collective power of people to work together to make the world a better place.

News Briefs: Tribal Historic Preservation Office requests rehearing; Acupuncture Day at the State House; all-electronic tolling update

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission not only failed to engage in meaningful consultations with the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, it also delayed studying the cultural resources until it was too late to protect them.

Appeals court delays Otis State Forest pipeline project

On March 15, the Court held that the Natural Gas Act does not allow pipeline companies to leapfrog over state administrative procedures in order to expedite their projects. This is the first time a federal Circuit Court has interpreted the relevant language in the Natural Gas Act.

Salisbury Bank robber nabbed after crashing getaway car following second robbery; suspect also wanted in January heist

Police say the couple were driving the same red 2014 Fiat with Rhode Island plates seen parked outside Salisbury Bank on Monday, and that Sheridan and Rachelle Winter, of East Providence, Rhode Island, are currently being treated at Sharon (Connecticut) Hospital, having sustained “unknown injuries.”

SUSTAINABLE BERKSHIRES: On a roll at East Mountain Farm

After he finished his English degree at Williams College, Kim Wells fulfilled his dream with the purchase in 1982 of what is now East Mountain Farm in Williamstown. Today, his pasture-raised beef, chicken and pork have many fans in the region.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire Robber Barons, part 1: The Fosters of Bellefontaine

If we understand the nineteenth century Robber Barons are we any closer to understanding the 21st century 1 percent?

CONNECTIONS: Blantyre and the future of Berkshire ‘cottages’

Blantyre is a true restoration in that it can transport the guest back in time. But now this Berkshire Cottage is on the market. Will it -- can it -- be acquired by someone who respects its original architecture and does not demand density for profitability?
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