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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.

Andy Krouss for West Stockbridge Selectboard

At a time when so many communities are unable or unwilling to tackle challenging problems that need to be confronted, we need a selectboard that can and will work to resolve important issues on a timely basis.

Great Barrington Selectboard closed meeting May 18 to discuss Housatonic Water Works

The board will also engage in discussion to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate, regarding Housatonic Water Works

Support for Stockbridge Democratic candidates

Even though I am unenrolled in a political party, I must completely support the Stockbridge Democratic Committee’s endorsed candidates.

How towns can stabilize neighborhoods, boost return on investment by enabling seniors to age in place

A 2 percent interest recommendation for senior tax deferral by the Finance Committee would enable the Town to earn more than on current investments, without imposing financial burdens on seniors

It’s Not That Simple: GB adapts to COVID-19

Great Barrington’s Town Meeting will be held outside, in cars. Yes, a drive-in Annual Town Meeting. We will drive up to the high school, remain in our cars, check in with the Town Clerk at a drive-through station, and park in the parking lot leaving every other space empty.

As selectman Terry Flynn will continue to protect the future of Stockbridge

Terry’s vision for the town is one that many have endorsed, guarding against all those who would place profit over respect for open verdant fields.

Let School Street parking lot development proceed

In his letter Gary Happ of Great Barrington writes: “If ever there was a place for additional parking in Great Barrington, this lot is the perfect candidate.”

Public documents suggest solution to problematic School Street parking lot

In her letter Jennifer Clark writes: “We all should take note that the Planning Board voted on April 24 to examine soon how to make redevelopment of the smaller lots in this district financially viable for developers.”

The  great parking debate: Walkability essential for successful downtown

In his letter Pedro Pachano writes: “Denying the opportunity to build housing and/or commercial space in the center of town in favor of private parking will be in direct contravention of the zoning bylaws and Master Plan which are sensitive to affordability and livability.”

Upstart Kilmer defeats incumbent Hawver in race for Sheffield Selectboard; Hoy wins seat on Planning Board

Preliminary results have Kilmer leading Hawver by a margin of 532-339.

GB Selectboard should resist being bullied

The applicant here is attempting to extort the Select Board by threatening removal of a valuable public resource, Foster’s parking lot.

Double standard applies to parking lot proposals

When it was suggested that the Planning Board should advise the Select Board, the Assistant Town Manager was adamant that doing so would be a violation of the law.

Hankin letter about selectboard ‘blackmail’ way off the mark

In a letter Craig Okerstrom-Lang writes: "Our town has not contributed a dime nor offered to contribute to the maintenance of these parking lots (snow plowing, sweeping, striping, repairs)."

Great Barrington Selectboard should not give in to extortion

It all comes down to this: what kind of town do we want to live in?

Nadine Hawver cites support for her Sheffield Selectboard candidacy

Sheffield is where my parents raised me; this is my forever home. I would be honored to serve another three years as Sheffield’s Selectman.

Great Barrington implores second-home owners, tourists to stay away during COVID-19 contagion

Under normal circumstances we would welcome everyone, but these are difficult times and our resources are limited.”

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