Great Barrington

New England News
6:26 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Aims To Revive Great Barrington Fairgrounds

The cowshed at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds
Credit Facebook: Great Barrington Fairgrounds

A group of people are trying to reclaim the long-dormant Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Armen Donelian CD Release At Castle Street Café

    This Sunday, April 27th at 4pm - jazz pianist Armen Donelian will perform works from his new CD: Sayat-Nova: Songs Of My Ancestors in a CD release gathering at Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, MA in association with Berkshires Jazz.

The legendary Hudson Valley pianist will perform in a trio with Dave Clark on bass and George Schuller on drums.

New England News
1:04 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Great Barrington to Commemorate Civil Rights Leader

Great Barrington will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B Du Bois on Saturday.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

At a time when millions of Americans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, people from the Berkshires are recognizing another civil rights milestone.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Great Barrington Woman Completes Run Across Country for Youth Travel

Rosalynn Frederick ran 3,000 miles from California to Connecticut to raise money for the Travel Youth Fund she created.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A former high school teacher from Columbia County has completed a long trek to raise money so young people can have the opportunity to travel.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Makes Case for Small Brew Bill in Berkshires

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal met with brewers from across the Bay State today to discuss the upcoming brewing industry and a bill that seeks to make microbreweries more competitive.

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New England News
5:53 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Community Corner: Rosalynn Frederick

Rosalynn Frederick

WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Rosalynn Frederick, a teacher from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who is planning to run from California to New York in order to raise money for a fund that will allow middle and high school students to travel outside the country.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Great Barrington Finds a New Sister in West Africa

From L to R: Great Barrington Town Manager Kevin O'Donnel, Ina Anahata of BARKA, Michael Johnson of Pathways for Peace, and Esu Anahata of BARKA
Lucas Willard WAMC

Great Barrington is now a sister-city with a community in West Africa. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

Great Barrington has become twins with Fada N’Gourma, a city of similar size in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country about the size of Colorado in Western Africa.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Great Barrington Teens Go Green

Photo of River Walk courtesy
Housatonic River Walk

Director of the Greenagers program Will Conklin puts it this way…

A program of the Berkshires-based Center for Peace Through Culture, Greenagers is a youth program based in environmental stewardship and service to community.

On Saturday, April 21st, Greenagers will begin its season by providing volunteer hours to clean up and pull weeds on the Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington. Director Will Conklin…

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New England News
5:59 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Group Plans Great Barrington National Historic Site

Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.

A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50’s. In the 1960’s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.

The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.

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