Great Barrington, MA


Police: Westerlo man arrested on bail-jumping charge

WESTERLO — A Westerlo man wanted on charges that he failed to show up for a sentencing in February was found Aug. 6 in Nassau, according to state police. Andrew Gibson, 43, of Westerlo, was scheduled to appear for sentencing Feb. 1 after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide. The conviction was in connection with a fatal vehicle crash on May 16, 2021, in Westerlo.

Berkshire Residents: Take A Road Trip And Get A Discount On Gas

Massachusetts drivers from the Berkshires to Boston can now take that much deserved road trip and save some "moolah, moolah moolah" on gas in the process. The good news is that prices at the pump are declining as we try to get below that dreaded 4 dollar per gallon moniker. This option can save you an additional 30 cents when filling up between now and Labor Day (September 5th) and that's a good thing if you ask me.

Here’s When You Can Legally Turn Left on Red in Massachusetts

I've been working the morning shift in Berkshire County for over 10 years now. Driving from Pittsfield to Great Barrington at 3:30/4:00 am in the morning, I can say there are barely any other vehicles on the road. Many times there isn't a single vehicle on the road for quite a stretch. It is very tempting for me to just drive through a red light but I obviously respect the laws of the road. Let's be honest, if I were to do that, it would just be my luck and I would be nailed with a ticket, blemishes on my driving record, and plenty of headaches. Who needs that? I don't need to pay a fine on top of the expensive gas prices here in Massachusetts.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Guys and Dolls’ soars at Sharon Playhouse

Sharon Playhouse’s joyous production of the 1950 “Guys and Dolls,” one of the greatest American musicals of all time, opened last Friday, July 29 with the exuberance of a Broadway premier at a jam-packed Bobbie Olsen Theater. It’s the first full production staged in Sharon’s updated, old summer-stock barn since the pandemic, which gave the evening a special buzz. And the show’s score by Frank Loesser, one of the all-time great musical comedy composers and lyricists, is chockablock with some off the most popular songs that came from Broadway—delivered with vocal authority by a sparkling cast. But what really distinguishes Sharon Playhouse’s production is the tap choreography by director Justin Boccitto, who renders this Broadway classic into the non-stop, vivacious musical fable it was meant to endure as.

Berkshire County police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

ALFORD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Police in Berkshire County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl from Alford. According to troopers with the Massachusetts State Police in Lee, 16-year-old Nevaeh Mack has been missing since the evening of Thursday, July 29, 2022. Police describe her...

Another Exciting Berkshire County Car Show is Almost Here (over 100 classic car photos)

Berkshire County residents were recently treated to the Great Barrington Main Street Car Show (see over 100 photos below) which was hosted by the Great Barrington Fire Department on Aug. 4. It was very hot in the Berkshires that day but folks still came out to check out the classic cruisers up and down Main and Railroad Streets in Great Barrington especially around 5:30/6 pm when the evening started to cool down a bit. Though the Car Show took place on a hot day, the Great Barrington Fire Department was still pleased with the turnout as proceeds from the event went to the department's scholarship fund which benefits and supports local youth in the southern Berkshires.