Sheffield Land Trust Winter Lecture at Dewey Hall

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SHEFFIELD, Mass. — On Sunday March 12 at 2:30pm the Sheffield Land Trust is hosting its 25th Annual Winter Lecture which this year is a slide show and presentation on "Our Changing New England Forests" by Tom Zetterstrom, illustrated by some of his prize-winning photographs. 
This will be a hybrid event, with options to attend in person at Dewey Hall in Sheffield or by Zoom through registering ahead of time.
According to a press release: 
New England was once covered with trees. Little of that virgin forest remains—cleared by settlers for farming, sheep, and making charcoal for lime kilns. Chestnuts and elms succumbed to disease. Oaks and maples, pines and hemlocks now make up much of the forest around us.
Fine art photographer and environmental activist Tom Zetterstrom has been watching—and photographing—trees and forests for 50 years. He'll present selections from his "Portraits of American Trees." He will then discuss methods to protect and sustain forests for future generations.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. If you are coming in person, come early, as seating in Dewey Hall is limited.
Masks will be required (we will provide masks for those who don't bring their own).
In place of the Land Trust's famous Afternoon Tea and Refreshments, the Food Committee will give out bags of homemade cookies to take home after the lecture.
For more information visit the Land Trust's website at, or our Facebook page or email
People who want to view the lecture on Zoom must register in advance to be sent a link, registration is available on the website, Facebook or by email.
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Intersection Conflict Warning System Installation in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it will be installing an intersection conflict warning system at Route 7 and the driveway of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. 
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27 and expected to conclude on Thursday, March 30, with work taking place each day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work will take place at the school driveway and on the shoulders of Route 7.    
Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 
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