Great Barrington

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Monument Valley Road in Great Barrington, Massachusetts was one of the many backdrops of Paramount Pictures’ “Daddy’s Home 2,” the Will Ferrell movie opening Friday.

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Halloween is Tuesday, and for many communities the ghoulish holiday has a tradition of costume parades, hayrides, corn mazes and trick-or-treating. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Matt Greene about the premiere screening of a short film he directed based on a haunted house from his childhood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts is once again eyeing the former Housatonic School for redevelopment – this time for housing.

This is a map highlighting Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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The town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts will switch over to wind power in a move meant to cut costs. 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts has approved a sewer rate hike. 

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The 7th annual Berkshire Bike-N-Fly fair kicks off Saturday in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

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 Great Barrington, Massachusetts will begin work on several streets next spring.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts is upgrading commercial and residential spaces downtown. 

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A new effort to cultivate the Berkshire farming and food-production economy has emerged in Great Barrington. 

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At a Town Hall board meeting last week, some Great Barrington residents showed they were concerned about plans to expand the town airport. 

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The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has received a $65,000 state cultural grant for upgrades.

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A southern Berkshire County nonprofit will unveil a wall Saturday in Great Barrington dedicated to young people.

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The Great Barrington Police Department has Berkshire County’s first to achieve full State Accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

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Residents of Great Barrington voted to approve a policy that makes the Western Massachusetts town a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. It’s the result of a citizens’ petition about fears of increased federal immigration enforcement activity. 

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With new leadership, a southern Berkshire County nonprofit is moving forward on affordable housing efforts in Great Barrington. 

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  The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has started to evaluate the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire’s plan to build low-to-moderate income housing in downtown Great Barrington. 

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The town of Great Barrington is urging residents to sign up for its new emergency notification system.

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A Great Barrington town board has approved a controversial affordable housing proposal on a brownfield site.

Mark Ouillette from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier
Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrick

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A hiker was pronounced dead after an 8-hour rescue operation and 4-hour recovery search on Monument Mountain in Great Barrington.

A rendering of the affordable housing project at 100 Bridge St. Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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An affordable housing proposal on a brownfield site in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is facing opposition as a town board considers its approval.

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The town of Great Barrington is looking at its options amid a host of complaints about drivers popping and tearing their tires on curbs installed as a part of Main Street reconstruction.

  The 11th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival will take place from June 2nd through the 5th in Great Barrington and June 3rd though the 5th in Pittsfield, MA.

The festival will bring films, filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans together for a celebration of independent film featuring documentaries, narrative features and short films – along with special tributes, parties, and discussions.

Kelley Vickery, Founder and Executive Director of BIFF and she joins us with a preview.

This is a rendering of the proposed The Berkshire hotel in Great Barrington.
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The Great Barrington Select Board is meeting once again tonight to discuss plans for a hotel at a shuttered downtown school. A change from 95 to 88 rooms earlier this year quieted some opposition.

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Plans for a hotel at a shuttered school in downtown Great Barrington have changed once again, this time quieting some of the opposition.

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Developers have updated plans for a proposed hotel at a shuttered Great Barrington school in hopes of preserving the building’s heritage, but some in town don’t think that’s enough.

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A proposal to open a 95-room hotel at the site of a shuttered school in Great Barrington is drawing the ire of some residents while the developer sees it as a boost for the Southern Berkshire County town.

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A proposal to restructure Great Barrington’s tax system that became a divisive issue in town has been squashed — at least for the time being.

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An annual airplane and bicycle enthusiast celebration is returning to Great Barrington this weekend.

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The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has announced an agreement that paves the way for a solar energy facility on a brownfield site in Great Barrington.

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