A word of commendation for the people who drive the snow plows, both the private snow-plow people and the folks who work for the towns: They work without stopping, clearing the roads for our doctors and first responders and anyone else who has to get to work.
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.”
Police chief touts crackdown on road scofflaws, including speeders and skateboarders
Police Chief Bill Walsh, along with Sgt. Paul Storti, presented a recently designed strategic enforcement plan to the selectboard Monday night at the Claire Teague Senior Center.
CONNECTIONS: Perils of population growth
The things that attract young telecommuting families are changed by their coming, and in an effort to accommodate them, we create the things they travelled here to escape.
Car accident highlights need for traffic light at MMRHS entrance
“If they’re waiting for someone to lose their child it’s unconscionable. Whatever their formula is should not involve a dead body.”
— Ben Hillman, whose daughter was involved in an accident where the Monument Mountain Regional High School driveway exits onto U.S. Route 7
GB Main Street construction update: Monday Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 7
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce weekly construction schedule for work along Main Street in Great Barrington, from St. James Place to Cottage Street through the village downtown.
GB Hill residents slow down paving project – and, hopefully, drivers, too
“I think we have failed in our responsibility to make sure that we’re doing what is not only in Master Plan but is also the appropriate thing to do for a densely populated neighborhood,”
— Selectboard Chair Sean Stanton
Taconic Avenue parents to drivers: Slow Down!
It is a particularly nasty stretch. There are several intersections, so amid speeding cars are those that also slow down to make turns onto streets or into driveways. It is a hair-raising area in which to be on foot due to both high speeds and low visibility from a curve to the north — just before the Castle Street intersection — that often features cars barreling down the hill from Alford Road, making crossing the street dangerous.