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In a series of unanimous votes, the Select Board affirmed the site plan met requirements of the town’s zoning bylaw and set 10 conditions on the special permit. The plan by Construct Inc. of Great Barrington will create the development at the 20-acre property, known as the Cassilis Farm off Hartsville-New Marlborough Road.

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Actress Jennifer Coolidge is being celebrated as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2023 Woman of the Year. Coolidge won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for portraying Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the acclaimed HBO series “The White Lotus.” Coolidge will be honored Saturday with a parade through Harvard Square, followed by a roast when she will be presented her Pudding Pot award. Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theatrical organization in the nation and one of the oldest in the world. Since 1951, it has bestowed this award annually on women “who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.”

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The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast has brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region. That includes a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory at the peak of the Northeast’s highest mountain, famous for its extreme weather conditions, also recorded an actual temperature of minus 47 and tying an observatory record set in 1934. Across the rest of the region, wind chills — the combined effect of wind and cold air on exposed skin —  dropped to as low as minus 45 to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.

There will be something for everyone at Tanglewood this summer. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that the 2023 season will feature the traditional performcaes by the BSO and the Boston Pops, dozens of new performers, conductors, and composers, and the crowd-pleasing popular artist series. The season starts on June 22 and runs until late August. The popular artist series features two performances by James Taylor and his All-Star Band, including one on the Fourth of July, and an episode of “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” NPR’s irreverent news quiz show. Tickets go on sale March 9.

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WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.58 billion.

Novelist Maggie Anton will discuss her latest book, "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and the Talmud," as part of Jewish Literary Voices, a Jewish Federation of the Berkshires program in collaboration with The Jewish Book Council. 

Taking time to focus on your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing isn't selfish, it's self care. Prioritizing that self care, if even for a few minutes a day can make the difference. And despite what the latest social media influencer is telling you, the path to your "healthiest self" doesn't come in a "one-size-fits-all package."

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