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Members of Lee‘s top board did not misstep legally, a judge says, when they decided to accept a PCB landfill as part of a dramatic reset last year on plans to remove toxins from the Housatonic River.
Significant summer rain has provided the perfect nursery for an extra-large population of mosquitoes this year. It's a problem the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project typically is well-equipped to meet. But, this year, a City Council vote removed the project's most productive technique: neighborhood pesticide sprays.
An attempt to overturn the EPA permit allowing a PCB landfill in Lee goes to a hearing today before the Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. The proceeding is being conducted by videoconference, starting at 1:30 p.m. The Eagle will provide live updates during the hearing.
Thursday afternoon, the country’s top environmental court will hear why the latest plan to pull toxins from the Housatonic River should be scuttled. And why it should go ahead. You can watch.
Weeds, those aggressive, irrepressible pests, are the most persistent — and annoying — problem of lawn care. Surely that’s why Paul Tukey in h…
With the completion of the Cole Avenue Apartments, the town is about to receive more than 60 new residents. The Berkshire Housing Development Corporation hosted a grand opening event Thursday at the apartment complex, with about 70 people touring through a model apartment and listening as speakers praised the project and the expansive team behind it.
Will a developer bite? The town of Great Barrington hopes so, and has investigated the degree of pollution at three sites that it wants redeveloped and on the tax rolls. A third vacant property is about to belong to the town, it's owners behind more than $95,000 in taxes.
Pollution caused by smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada reached unhealthy levels this week in communities as far east as the Berkshires, Boston and most of New England.
PITTSFIELD — Air pollution might not come up often in conversations between medical doctors and patients. Yet, doctors say that pollutants, in…
The Environmental Appeals Board has notified attorneys that justices are ready to hold oral arguments in the case, which pits two environmental groups against the Environmental Protection Agency, the General Electric Co. and other parties that supported the plan, revealed in February 2020, to allow the burial of sediments with lower levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in an engineered landfill at a former quarry above the Housatonic River.