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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

‘Brown Bridge’ construction to start soon, expected to conclude by July 2021

The good news is the bridge will remain open to two-way traffic during construction. The lanes will be narrowed to provide adequate workspace safety and staging areas for materials.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

I was sure that our two wonderful resident geese would take off with their companions and disappear in one of those formations that we see all the time, but no: They are still with us.

Remembering the ‘great’ Great Barrington tornado 25 years later

The National Weather Service reported that debris was carried more than 45 miles to the northeast in Belchertown, where a fairgrounds racing ticket was found along with white corrugated plastic roofing material.

News Brief: MassDOT schedules temporary lane closures on Route 20

Crews will be conducting the rock-blasting operations 0.4 miles east of the Route 7 intersection along Route 20.

News Brief: Sheffield to close Route 41, Berkshire School Road for repairs

Berkshire School Road road will reopen for Memorial Day weekend and then close completely on Tuesday, May 26, for approximately 96 days.

Hawver, self-described ‘pit bull,’ runs for third term as selectman

Hawver was a commercial banker for 23 years and, after retirement, ran a bed and breakfast in Sheffield with her late husband, Cliff. She now runs her own tax preparation business out of her Park Lane home.

Town Hall Briefs: Fairview Hospital’s COVID-19 ‘surge’ plan; illegal parking at Monument Reservation; runners and cyclists take caution

But thankfully the surge never materialized. So Dr. Adrian Elliot urged those who would normally be seeking care at Fairview to return to that practice.

Sheela Clary updates the want ads in the coronavirus era

ISO Theory Wellness line waiter: Must be willing and able to stand for up to three hours in close proximity to 100 or more out-of-towners who might have just arrived in the country from who knows where.

Town considers ’emergency repair’ to Division Street span, releases plans for Brown Bridge upgrade

Town manager Mark Pruhenski acknowledged that the costs for the emergency repair of the Division Street bridge, which are currently unknown, would be in addition to whatever it costs to perform a permanent repair or replacement.

Looking at the Brown Bridge and seeing red: What’s in a color?

Design Advisory Committee Chairman Pedro Pachano told the selectmen at their Monday meeting that his panel considered several possibilities, including repainting the bridge to roughly match its current color.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Christmas holly and the divided house

Are you worried that the political environment may ruin your chances for stress-free holiday celebrations? Our Self-Taught Gardener brings us a lesson in cooperation from the holly plant.

Newly opened Miller’s Pub strives to hit that perfect downtown ‘mix’

Indeed, if you closed your eyes before entering and reopened them, you'd think you were in an English or Irish pub.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire taverns were social hubs

Today we would not think of a tavern as part of the cultural life of a town, but in 18th-century Berkshire, it was.

Town Hall Briefs: Ailing bridges, traffic nightmares and other tales of woe

Whether one lane of the Brown Bridge is closed during construction or whether it is shut down altogether, the construction will be a major disruption to traffic, especially considering the fact that the town-owned Division Street bridge was closed by the state in the second week of September.

Great Barrington residents vent about speeding, ‘scandalous’ bridge closures

At Monday's Great Barrington Selectboard meeting at the Claire Teague Senior Center, concerns ranged from traffic, speeding, and the impact the closure of the Division Street and Cottage Street bridges are having on businesses and residents alike.

Horse racing will increase traffic congestion

In a letter to the editor, Collin Lovas writes, "Additionally, it’s likely going to be a nightmare for shoppers attempting to enter jammed up Route 7 when horse racing events occur."

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