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News and events in South Berkshire, Mass.

Great Barrington Community Preservation Committee to Review Funding
08:00AM / Saturday, May 21, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town's Community Preservation Committee will host a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. to review CPA funding recommendations for the FY2023 year.    The spending plans are subject to approval by voters at the June 6 Annual Town Meeting. The May 24 meeting and log-in links can be found on the town calendar here.   The CPC has recommended the following expenditures:   $200,000 for the town's Affordable Housing Trust Fund, for down payment and rental assistance for buyers or residents living in Great Barrington. $50,000 in pre-development funds to support Construct's proposed affordable housing development at

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Clinton Church Restoration Announces New Funding
12:00PM / Friday, May 20, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Clinton Church Restoration has been awarded a $117,000 capital grant from MassDevelopment and the Mass Cultural Council, part of a round of Cultural Facilities Fund grants.   The funds will be used to help complete architectural and engineering plans for the African American cultural heritage center the nonprofit is creating in downtown Great Barrington. This is the project's second award from the Fund, whose planning and capital grants provide investments in cultural facilities throughout the Commonwealth.    "It's wonderful to see this funding from the Cultural Facilities Fund," said Dan Bolognani, executive director of the

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Bidwell House Museum Online: 'The Thieves of Threadneedle Street'
08:22AM / Friday, May 20, 2022
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Join the Bidwell House Museum on May 21 at 4 p.m. for a talk about the Thieves of Threadneedle Street and learn how two Bidwell brothers perpetrated one of the biggest forgeries in the Bank of England's history.    According to a press release, in 2008, as the world's economies were collapsing, writer Nicholas Booth wondered when the first ever global economic collapse had taken place. It was 1873, and for the author himself, so began a journey which led to his unearthing the true story surrounding something known as "The Great Forgeries Upon The Bank of England." Had the perpetrators been successful, they would have got away with

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Dewey Presents Considering Your Community Presentation and Concert
08:32AM / Wednesday, May 18, 2022
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Folk duo Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will continue Massachusetts Walking Tour in Sheffield Friday, May 20 from 7 to 9 pm at Dewey Hall.   The Massachusetts Walking Tour strives to celebrate local artists and to help raise awareness of recreational greenspace throughout the state while its core group of musicians walks with instruments along the chosen tour route.   The first 20 tickets sold will be subsidized by LCC grants and will be $10. The remaining tickets sold will be $18 in advance and $25 day of/at the door   Mandeville and Richards will first offer a 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A where they will discuss: how to

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Becket Glamping Proposal Facing Loud Oppposition
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
05:18AM / Tuesday, May 17, 2022

BECKET, Mass. — Residents of the County and Yokum Pond roads sent a clear message during the second night of a public hearing for the Dream Away Lodge glamping proposal: not in our neighborhood.

Last week, nearly a dozen residents spoke against Hit The Road LLC's special permit request to re-open the Dreamaway restaurant and establish a glamping facility at 1342 County Road.  

Concerns about traffic and environmental impacts were repeatedly voiced. Many gave rather emotional testimonies about the quiet, serene atmosphere of Becket that attracted them in the first place.

"Even after approximately 500 signatures against this glamping project, and almost the entire

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The Wallflowers to Perform at Mahaiwe
08:33AM / Monday, May 16, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces the American rock act the Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan's Grammy-winning outfit, will perform live on its stage on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.    "We're excited to bring the Wallflowers to the Berkshires," says Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson. "A headlining talent like Jakob Dylan is a great reason to shake off the winter and come out for live music this spring."    According to a press release, ror the past 30 years, the Wallflowers have stood as one of rock's most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that

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Monument Mountain High School To Perform 'The Addams Family'
08:13AM / Monday, May 16, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Monument Mountain Regional High School theatre department announced the return of its annual musical after a hiatus of three years.    The show is directed by Jolyn Unruh and assistant directed by Rachel Siegel.    Actors include Zach Annand, Carlin Beacco, Kate Goble, Lucy Ernst, Gavin Santos, Teal Pratt, Nic Kierstead, Anika Thiemann, Sofia Adams, Aria Grossman, Niko Friedmutter, Sarah Cull, Tytiauna Wheeler, Coco Hartcorn, Madeleine Rocheleau Holmes, Isabella DeFelice, Hyatt Tucci, Owen McDougall, Rosie Dohoney, Noah Kramer, and Maddie Rundle, is designed by John Hartcorn and Annika Wainwright, and is stage managed by Paige Lussier

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State Awards $1.3 Billion in Loans and Grants to Fund Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects
12:37PM / Sunday, May 15, 2022
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced that 183 projects across the Commonwealth are eligible to receive approximately $1.3 billion in low-interest-rate loans and grants to fund construction, planning and asset management projects designed to improve water quality, upgrade or replace aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and cut treatment plant energy use and costs.    These offerings include nearly $189 million in additional funding that Massachusetts expects to receive from federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and $100 million from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds this year.   "Wastewater and drinking water facilities play a

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Simon's Rock Alum to Host Book Reading
08:09AM / Thursday, May 12, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Simon's Rock Alum C. Jane Taylor will host a book reading of her new book, "Spirit Traffic," on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock.    The book reading at Simon's Rock is part of Taylor's North American Book Tour for Spirit Traffic from May-August 2022. The reading and book signing will be followed by a discussion and moth-style storytelling with audience members sharing their own adventure stories.    Registration to attend the event must be made here. Social distancing and masking are required. The event will also be live-streamed over Zoom

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Violin Concert in Stockbridge
04:07AM / Thursday, May 12, 2022
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Board of Music of the First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, in partnership with artistic adviser Carl Shuster, will present Yevgeny Kutik and Benjamin Luxon in "The Reflected Voice: Music for Violin and Spoken Word" on Saturday, May 14.     The concert will feature two works by British composer Richard Pantcheff: the US premiere of To Autumn, featuring British poetry on the theme of autumn, and the world premiere of New England Elegy, with a text by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Kutik will also perform works of JS Bach for solo violin.   The texts will be narrated by baritone and Berkshire County resident Benjamin Luxon, who has

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Summer Temperatures Expected this Week
12:36PM / Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The Berkshires can expect an early glimpse at some summer temperatures this week.   We are looking at a high of 74 in North Adams today, according to Accuweather.   But be warned, the National Weather Service released a special weather statement that indicated that a  very dry airmass combined with gusty winds will result in elevated fire weather concerns today.   This warning expires at 8 pm   Wednesday, May 11 gets even better with a high of 80 predicted. Thursday, Temperatures could hit 85.   Friday, May 13 could truly feel like summer with a high of 89 predicted.   A high of 86 is predicted Saturday.   Sunday, temperatures should wind down into

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CHP Names Director of Behavioral Health
08:21AM / Tuesday, May 10, 2022
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Sherri-Lee Ryanmann has been named as Community Health Programs' Director of Behavioral Health.    A licensed independent clinical social worker, Ryanmann earned her master's in social work from the State University of New York/Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She completed undergraduate studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams.    She has worked previously in several roles with Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Medical Center, collaborating with primary care providers in clinical assessment and treatment of patients' behavioral health needs. She has also worked in

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