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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.

Bits & Bytes: Dog Days of Summer; ‘Particularly in the Heartland; Elihu Burritt Day; Extinction Rebellion talks; Monterey Library grand opening

Extinction Rebellion Massachusetts will hold three talks in the area designed to educate the public about climate change.

GB Planning Board has a ‘vision’: ‘Marijuana mills’ in Housatonic

If voters approve the Great Barrington bylaw, indoor cultivation of marijuana of the sort envisioned in the mills will be permitted by-right in the light industrial zone that covers much of Housatonic.

Industrial weed facility faces headwinds at selectmen’s hearing

After nearly two hours of sometimes contentious deliberations, the New Marlborough Board of Selectmen voted to continue the public hearing on the permit in order to give both Oasis CEO Joshua Seitz and the town more time to gather additional information and consider the proposal.

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.

Industrial-scale weed facility stirs the pot in New Marlborough

The proposal by Oasis Campus LLC to build a sprawling cannabis production facility on 106 acres near Lake Buel and abutting the Sandisfield State Forest has roiled the waters of this normally quiet town.
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