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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Possible buyer surfaces for old firehouse; Mahaiwe, Warrior Trading owner expressed interest

Kate McCormick, who represents 20 Castle Street LLC and its principal, Tom Borshoff, would not identify the possible buyer of the property because a purchase-and-sales agreement had not yet been signed.

Lawmakers assure Great Barrington officials: Local permits required to reintroduce horse racing at Fairgrounds

Town officials have said Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would need at least two special permits: One for commercial amusement and another for floodplain protection, and possibly a third for work in the town’s water quality protection overlay district.

Concerns aired about Suffolk Downs’ plans for horse racing at fairgrounds

Suffolk needs a change in state law to permit it to hold races in Great Barrington while at the same time allowing it to maintain its simulcasting and betting operations back in East Boston. Racing at the fairgrounds would also require permits from the town.

South Berkshire selectmen more receptive to Berkshire Hills merger than school officials

All school committee members were willing to listen but many were skeptical about whether the process would ultimately lead to success.

In ‘joint’ meeting, Great Barrington officials call for public info session on limiting pot shops

New zoning bylaws would prevent some cannabis retailers from opening merely by restricting the number of available locations. On the other hand, a policy from the selectboard placing a numerical limit would clearly prevent more retailers from opening.

Grayhouse is rebuffed, as selectmen ‘reboot’ process of Housatonic School reuse

"I feel like I would like more of guarantee that you can actually move forward with financing it. It doesn't give me a lot of feeling that this could happen." -- Great Barrington Selectboard member Leigh Davis

Looking back, looking ahead: Efforts to name a school after the legendary W.E.B. Du Bois

Now another movement to rename a different school building in Berkshire Hills is taking shape. Supporters of Du Bois are ramping up an effort to rename Monument Valley Regional Middle School in memory of Du Bois.

Great Barrington Town Clerk Marie Ryan to become town administrator in West Stockbridge

The task of hiring a new town clerk will fall to new town manager Mark Pruhenski, who himself was only hired this spring and is currently in his first week on the job.

After six years as Great Barrington town manager, Tabakin says goodbye

"I love Great Barrington and it's been a privilege to be here for six years and serve the town," outgoing town manager Jennifer Tabakin said late Thursday afternoon at a farewell party in her honor at 20 Railroad Public House.

Downtown Great Barrington construction ‘moving along pretty swiftly’

The town expects to have the north side of Railroad Street "buttoned up," including the installation of bases for decorative light poles, by the end of this week.

Selectmen put the kibosh on plans for ‘mini Woodstock’ hot-air balloon festival at airport

In the end, it was simply too much to ask of the board, especially after receiving several emails from neighbors who complained loudly that allowing the event would be a "slippery slope" and that the neighborhood near the airport was too densely populated.

No temporary fix: Cottage Street bridge to be closed for five years

Though the vote was unanimous to keep the bridge closed, selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon said the board could always change its mind if there was a groundswell of objections from neighbors.

News Briefs: GB construction update; GB candidates’ forum; Conservation Land Tax Credit bill approved

A public forum for all Great Barrington candidates will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St.

For many Great Barrington voters, a tough decision for selectboard awaits

"I have no idea how this election will turn out. I put signs up this weekend. I asked some people to put up signs and they said no. They liked everybody." -- Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon

Bannon brings integrity, dedication to Great Barrington Selectboard

In a letter to the editor, Ron Majdalany writes "We are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding citizen who remains willing to serve the town."

Next Steps forms broad consensus on future of MMRHS but delays recommendation to school committee

"From where I'm standing, it's clear that we don't have enough information. One of the worries everyone has is the community is going to be split on this." --Monument Next Steps member Joshua Shapiro

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