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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

CONNECTIONS: The Huckleberry King of the Berkshires

In 1902, while attending a conference for the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in Great Barrington, Frederick Stark Pearson purchased the Tuller farm on Seekonk Cross Road.

Of plastic bottles and ‘marijuana wars’: a Great Barrington year in review

2018 has provided enough Great Barrington news to keep journalists busy and observers of town politics highly amused, signaling that the community dubbed "best small town in America" by Smithsonian Magazine continues to be a place in transition.

Trump cabinet official buys $3.2 million home in Great Barrington

According to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the manager and signatory of the LLC is none other than Wilbur L. Ross, the billionaire investor and industrialist who currently serves as Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President Donald Trump.

Believe it or not: Berkshire native became the last president of Texas

Born and raised in Great Barrington, Anson Jones said his earliest recollections were of that “pleasant little village in Berkshire County, on the banks of the Housatonic [River]..."

As airport continues permit quest, threat from lead in plane fuel causes concern

Among other research, the EPA’s findings indicate that where there are small, piston-engine aircraft operating, there is an increase in lead concentrations in air. The FAA says it, along with the EPA, is working to stop the use of lead in the fuel, and backing research to come up with alternatives.

Aviation magazine gives clues to Koladza Airport’s expanded future

The plans for the Walter J. Koladza Airport in Great Barrington now being considered at Town Hall are for three 149-foot by 50-foot hangars with 18 bays inside, 18 parking spaces and an access road. But according to one of the owners, the airport also wants to add a charter service and an LSA (light sport aircraft) dealership and air shows.

GB Selectboard hears opposing pleas from pilots, neighbors over airport expansion

Neighbors are worried about what will happen when an increasingly busier airport changes, possibly leading to even more future expansion. The pilots and plane owners say the airport is a critical piece of the town’s economic engine and a treasure that brings people here from far and wide.

Koladza Airport owners plan expansion but the neighbors disapprove

Berkshire Aviation Enterprises Inc. is asking the town for a special permit for three new, prefabricated metal hangars 147 feet long by 50 feet wide, 18 parking spaces, a new taxi way and an access road off Seekonk Cross Road.

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