New Marlborough residents mixed on marijuana business, survey finds

By Theodore Nappo NEW MARLBOROUGH— A town-wide survey found that nearly 40 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to prohibit all marijuana businesses. Another 30.5 percent of respondents would want to allow all marijuana businesses in town, assuming the town votes to allow marijuana in general. And three-quarters of those answering the survey […]

Lee Zoning Board of Appeals issues permit to Eagle Mill

Lee Zoning Board of Appeals issues permit to Eagle Mill

By Theodore Nappo LEE — The town’s decaying and forgotten Eagle Mill is one step closer to transformation. At a Nov. 14 meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a special permit request for Mill Renaissance to redevelop the old mill structure. The project is led by Jeffrey Cohen, an Adams developer who seeks […]

Stockbridge weighing adopting regulations on short-term rentals

Stockbridge weighing adopting regulations on short-term rentals

Town officials await state legislation By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — The town is taking the first steps towards regulating short-term rentals. Planning Board member Marie Raftery gave a presentation at Monday night’s select board meeting on the results of a preliminary survey designed to gauge the town’s opinion on short term rentals. Raftery proposed the […]

Harrington begins hiring new staffers, opens search

By Theodore Nappo PITTSFIELD — District attorney-elect Andrea Harrington announced her choice for first assistant district attorney, as well as who will spearhead her transition team into the district attorney’s office. Harrington has named the Hampden County assistant district attorney Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. Bell has been a prosecutor in Hampden […]

A ‘satire gone wrong’ lands Sheffield students in hot water

By Theodore Nappo SHEFFIELD—Beth Regulbuto, superintendent of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, released a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 13, explaining that inappropriate posts on social media had been made by students from the district. “These posts were promptly investigated by the School Resource Officer and Mt. Everett Administrators. It was determined that no criminal […]

Karen Smith called on selectmen’s ‘carpet’ to answer open meeting complaints

Karen Smith called on selectmen’s ‘carpet’ to answer open meeting complaints

By Joel Williams GREAT BARRINGTON — The select board has set a tentative date to hear complaints regarding Housing Authority Chair Karen Smith. Smith has drawn the ire of residents due to alleged aggressive behavior during meetings, especially towards ousted director Vera Cartier. Three residents at an Oct. 16 meeting said that Smith raised her […]

Legal Notices: Week of 11/16/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Berkshire, SS. Superior Court Dept. Civil Action No. 201876CV​—​00241 Candice Parsons, as Personal Representative of The Estate of Stephen Murphy Leining, Plaintiff Vs. Bankshares and All Known And Unknown Shareholders of Berkshire Resource Management, Inc., Defendants To: Bankshares and All Known and Unknown Shareholders of Berkshire Resource Management, Inc., Greeting: WHEREAS, a […]