Great Barrington

New England News
12:20 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Back To The Drawing Board For School Renovation In Berkshires

A view of Monument Mountain Regional High School
Credit Facebook: Monument Matters

For the second straight year, voters in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District have rejected a high school renovation project. The ballot items drove roughly 60 percent of the area’s voters to the polls.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Great Barrington Fairgrounds Barn-Raising Brunch 9/21

Credit Facebook: Great Barrington Fairgrounds

    Once a seasonally vibrant site for agriculture, concerts, horse racing and other dynamic community events, the Great Barrington Fairgrounds site has sat dormant for the majority the past 35 years.

In December 2012, the 57-acre property was purchased by Sheffield couple, Bart and Janet Elsbach. Now a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, the mission of GBFG is to preserve and restore the environmental health of the Fairgrounds site and to provide agricultural, educational, recreational and other beneficial opportunities to the local community and to visitors. Great Barrington Fairgrounds will present a banquet “barn-raising” brunch on Sunday, September 21st at 12:00pm at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Mass.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Fundraiser To Feature Wheels And Wings

Credit Richard Stanley

A fundraising event next week in Great Barrington will showcase both land and air-based travelers.

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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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