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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

Egremont Country Club eyed for large solar array, causing great concern from neighbors

The commissioners emphasized that, at the moment, there is no proposal. And besides, their charge was a narrow one: to interpret and enforce the state Wetlands Protection Act. Further approvals would likely be the purview of the planning board.

Rough going for MassDOT officials selling new Great Barrington ’roundabout’

"It seems like nobody here thinks this is worthwhile." -- Bill McTeigue of McTeigue and McClelland jewelers

News Briefs: GB town manager forum; GB roundabout hearing; RMV warns of unofficial websites

The Department of Transportation will present its proposal for a roundabout construction project at the intersection of Main and Maple streets in Great Barrington at a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 20.

BerkShares Business of the Month: Brookside Quiltworks

It is difficult for her to source local textiles because fabric is considered a low-end good in the United States. However, Kane recognizes the importance of supporting the local economy.

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.

Expect delays in Great Barrington: New water mains need to be buried 12 feet under railroad tracks

While the main is being replaced beneath the tracks, traffic will be reduced to one lane, so motorists should expect some delays during peak traffic times. As required by law, a pair of police officers will direct traffic around the clock.

Busy intersection will be transformed — in a ‘roundabout’ way

Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin also said MassDOT's project review committee has approved an initial application for a $6.9 million rebuild of Main Street from Saint James Place to the area of the Claire Teague Senior Center and National Grid office on Route 7.

News Briefs: Water main construction in GB; three towns secure Green Communities funding

Green Communities competitive grants, created under the Green Communities Act, are awarded to provide monetary support for each community’s designated clean energy goals.

Veterans protest statue to memorialize ‘communist’ W.E.B. Du Bois

Last month, the board of trustees of the town's libraries endorsed the idea of putting a statue of the scholar, civil rights leader and Great Barrington native in front of the Mason Library on Main Street in the center of town. The project can only move forward if sufficient funds are raised and the Historic District Commission and the selectboard approve.

Library trustees endorse Du Bois statue, but see trouble ahead

Not only are supporters of the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois trying to name one of the local public schools after him, but they want to commission a sculptor to come up with a life-sized likeness of him that would be placed on the front lawn of the Mason Library.

Egremont police searching for suspects in attempted abduction

The female complainant had been jogging on Creamery Road when she was approached by a vehicle which she described as an older gray or silver Jeep Wrangler with a soft top and tape on the windows.

Great Barrington’s pot wars resolved and other tales from the floor

The battle royale involved the planning and select boards. For weeks, the two panels had been at odds over which should be the special-permit-granting authority in regards to the marijuana production and sales facilities, and whether most, if not all, of the facilities should require a special permit.

Of plastic water bottles and the evil weed: A preview of Great Barrington’s 2018 annual town meeting

The challenge for the state's 351 cities and towns is to revamp their zoning regulations so that they're not caught flat-footed by applications from cannabis retailers and manufacturers.

Armchair travel along old toll roads

While few of us will miss the tollbooths on the Mass Pike, it’s fascinating to learn that some two-centuries-old tollhouses are still intact in the greater Berkshires.

GB planners eye a zoning fix for dozens of noncompliant properties on State Road

"The new zone would continue to allow retail and commercial establishments, like the current B-2, but it would also allow for a variety of residential uses." -- Great Barrington Town Planner Chris Rembold

Housatonic Railroad not at fault, company lawyer says, for fatal April collision

Housatonic Railroad Company Associate General Counsel Matt Whitney said the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction section “so far...determined that the railroad did nothing wrong.”
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