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Thanks to a clean bill of health from the state Department of Public Health, the town beach at Laurel Lake reopened Saturday.
One town beach on Laurel Lake has reopened, but another remains closed until Tuesday at the earliest after an outbreak of E. coli bacterial contamination blamed on recent heavy rains.
The Tri-Town Health Department shut down the Lee Sandy Beach and Lenox Town Beach on Thursday after tests showed excessive levels of E. coli bacteria.
Great Barrington Fire District customers can stop boiling their water. Officials with the town's chief water supplier said Sunday afternoon the boil order issued Friday has been lifted.
As the testing from groundwater sources and evaluations of the water system operation continue, officials are advising customers to “boil the water prior to consumption to reduce any potential risk of exposure to bacterial or viral contamination, until further notice.”
GREAT BARRINGTON — The town Health Department on Tuesday afternoon temporarily closed Lake Mansfield beach to swimmers, after the lake water r…