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Great Barrington’s Board of Health on Housatonic Water Works: ‘We are not the specific regulator for the water supply’

“The Board of Health is responsible for all health-related issues in Great Barrington,” said Board of Health Chair Michael Lanoue. “But the devil is always in the details. When you get into a public water supply, we are not the specific regulatory authority."

Bits & Bytes: Open Studios DriveAbout; gun violence discussion; Kenturah Davis at WCMA; birding talk; volunteers help oak tree

Jonathan Perloe’s presentation will cover a range of topics to help the audience understand the magnitude of the gun violence crisis in America.

Bits & Bytes: Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair; rescheduled Berkshire Jazz Showcase; tree care talk; Kung Fu at the Colonial; Community Conversations recap

The 'Save a Tree' workshop will focus on supporting the health of the red oak adjacent to River Walk on Bridge Street.

Remembering Jonathan Baumbach

Jon was an old-fashioned guy. He didn’t have a cell phone… He never saw “The Sopranos.”

Barrington abuzz with Pollinator Protection Plan: Viewed as the Bee’s Knees by regional communities

Perhaps most surprising is just how easy, inexpensive, and even time-saving the plan is to implement. Homeowners can have a very real impact on the health of our local pollinators by simply mowing their lawns less often.

Du Bois’ environmental legacy celebrated at River Walk, by his ‘golden river’

“His love of rivers and his dedication to environmental justice play a very small part, but can be a lens through which to understand his fuller achievements. There is no better place in the world to tell this part of the story, at the very spot where he was ‘born by a golden river.’ ” -- Rachel Fletcher, founder of River Walk

Local March for Science attracts 100; participants urged to take action

It's clear that the Trump administration's actions, including the weakening of the Environmental Protection Agency, are the animating force behind some of the demonstrators, whose signs proclaim opposition to "alternative facts."

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.

River Walk protest supports national March for Science

The Great Barrington march was a small but representative part of the main event in Washington, with 531 satellite marches in cities around the world.

Resistance movement against Trump agenda mobilizes in the Berkshires

Motivated by a strong distaste for the Trump administration, progressives in Berkshire County and across the state and nation moved quickly after the November election to mobilize and form a resistance movement rooted in policy and protest.

Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan is long overdue

In her letter to the editor, Rachel Fletcher writes: “The Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan now proposed represents the fulfillment of an idea envisioned more than 40 years ago.”

Bits & Bytes: River Walk cleanup; Kenyan children exhibit at St. Francis Gallery; Primamore trio at Eastover; The Torah in verse

"Their creative journey turning discarded tin into works of art demonstrated that exploring the artistic possibilities and learning how to joyfully and creatively move outside boundaries is as essential to life as food shelter and health care. " -- Phil Pryjma, owner of the St. Francis Gallery in South Lee, Mass., referring to the art work of Kenyan children

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