Legal Notices: Week of 4/27/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Trial Court, Probate and Family Court Berkshire Probate and Family Court, 44 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA 01201 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF A GUARDIAN OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON Docket No. BE15P0330GD In the interests of: Jarrid V. Falta Of: South Egremont, MA RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person​/​Protected Person To the […]

Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Unless they they can get more than is currently on the table in state budget talks, the Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority will be weighing increased fares and reduced services. At a public meeting at the Great Barrington Fire Department on April 11, BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati explained the possible […]

Legal Notices: Week of 4/20/2018

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT 44 BANK ROW PITTSFIELD, MA 01201 (413) 442-6941 DOCKET NO. BE18P0249EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Michael T. Platt Date of Death: 01/08/2018 To all interested persons a Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been […]

Lenox Planning Board scraps short-term rentals bylaw at the eleventh hour

Lenox Planning Board scraps short-term rentals bylaw at the eleventh hour

By Joel Williams LENOX — With newfound uncertainty, the Planning Board has withdrawn a warrant article to regulate short term rentals. The decision came just 24 hours before the select board was set to approve and finalize the warrant article, and just a day after town counsel warned of the issue of “grandfathering,” which would […]

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — With a budget that town leadership has called “a squeeze,” townspeople voiced competing concerns about tax hikes and service cuts as the select board and Finance Committee gave their recommendations at the annual public budget hearing on April 4. “We’re squeezing a little because we have to,” Select Chairman […]

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— The select board gave final necessary approvals to the town meeting warrant’s nonfinancial items, but the members are still hoping to amend some proposed marijuana cultivation bylaws on the town meeting floor. The select board and the town’s Planning Board are in disagreement about what the rules on marijuana growing […]

Legal Notices: Week of 4/13/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE “Notice of License Application”pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection-Waterways Program Waterways License Application Number W18-5213 Applicant: Robert and Debra Gottlieb NOTIFICATION DATE:      Friday, April 13, 2018 Public notice is hereby given of the Chapter 91 Waterways Simplified License Application by Robert and Debra Gottlieb to construct […]

W.E.B. Du Bois legacy committee hopes to rename middle school

W.E.B.  Du Bois legacy committee hopes to rename middle school

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— W.E.B. Du Bois’s 150th birthday and an accompanying festival has passed, but a committee focusing on his legacy hopes to have a statue, school or street in the civil rights icon’s hometown bear his name. The Du Bois legacy committee, co-chaired by Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant of BRIDGE and Randy Weinstein of […]

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