Great Barrington’s Ride Service Begins In October

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington's Ride Service begins Oct. 1 for seniors and residents with disabilities
 
With Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation ending service as of Oct. 1, the Claire Teague Senior Center will arrange ride services for seniors and disabled residents.
 
The service is limited to residents of Great Barrington and Housatonic at this time.
 
Until the town has a new transportation van in place, in November, rides are being organized with R.S.V.P., a volunteer driver program, and other resources.
 
"Our staff is working diligently with BRTA to have a full-service transportation van in place as soon as possible, but residents can still get rides by giving us a call," Polly Mann Salenovich, senior center director said.
 
COVID-19  precautions are required for passengers and drivers; all must wear a mask and observe physical distancing.
 
Residents needing transportation to medical, pharmacy, grocery or other locations are asked to contact the Claire Teague Senior Center, (413) 528-1881 at least 48 hours in advance.
 

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Great Barrington Sets Trick or Treat Hours

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Halloween Trick or Treat will take place Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for Great Barrington residents only, including the Housatonic village.
 
The event is contingent upon the town remaining at "low risk" for COVID-19, according to the state's COVID-19 map. There will be no rain date.
 
The town asks participants to follow several guidelines for a safe Trick or Treat evening.
 
Trick or Treaters:
  • Wear a COVID-compliant mask, keep safe distances from others, and do not congregate.
  • Please stay on your own street or in your own neighborhood and limit the number of homes you visit.
  • Only visit homes that have a porch/exterior light on.
  • Sanitize your hands frequently.
  • Parental supervision is required for younger children.
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