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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

Mill River General Store to shut its doors Friday

Mill River residents are already devastated by the loss of their local meeting spot.

Dorian Held, 71, of West Stockbridge

Dorian lived as a stained-glass artist before becoming a popular and successful realtor with Wheeler & Taylor.

Business Briefs: Appeal letter party; Donoyan joins Main Street Hospitality; human resources workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation grants; Stockbridge Chamber annual meeting

Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis has announced the appointment of H. Jackson Donoyan as vice president of operations.

Josephine Mallory, 94, formerly of Great Barrington

She worked as a switchboard operator for Wheeler and Taylor, then for the General Electric's drafting department in Pittsfield, the E.M. Ryder Jewelry Store in Great Barrington, and then was the assistant town clerk for the town of Great Barrington for 11 years.

Lucy Wilcox, 97, of Stockbridge, treasurer of Mission House, first guide at Naumkeag

She was treasurer of the Mission House for 25 years and worked closely with Miss Choate, archiving all the furnishings. She developed a close friendship with her and after Miss Choate passed away, Lucy helped open Naumkeag and was the first guide there.

Great Barrington Rotary reaches million-dollar mark in student scholarships

Supporting student scholarships is one of the major community activities of the Great Barrington Rotary Club.

Business Briefs: CDC receives grant; BCREB hires recruiter; Wheeler & Taylor purchases GoodWorks Insurance; BCC hires advising director; grant for Bidwell House Museum

“Access to affordable housing affects every aspect of our community by improving financial stability and a safe and stable environment for families and school children." -- Tim Geller, executive director of the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire

Powerhouse Square critical to keep Co-op in downtown, market manager says

According to the Berkshire Co-op Market's general manager Daniel Esko, if the store has to leave the downtown to expand, both the town and its residents would lose a valuable resource.

Roberta Lucy Wheeler, 90, of Great Barrington, realtor and volunteer with historical society  

Roberta was the 3rd generation of Wheelers to be born on Hollenbeck Avenue, in Great Barrington, the town that has been home to at least seven generations of the Wheeler family.

Notes, footnotes & queries

Why is it that Wheeler and Taylor has chained off its big parking lot that for so many years was available on weekends?

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.