New owners continue legacy at Loeb’s Foodtown

New owners continue legacy at Loeb’s Foodtown

LENOX — Inside Loeb’s Foodtown, the names “Leslie B,” “Big Jim” and the “Itallian Stallion” hang above the deli counter like Hall of Fame athletes. Each sandwich, crafted for and named after family members of longtime store owner Earl Albert, has come along during the 51-year ownership of the store by Albert and his wife, […]

School districts’ merger talks seem back on track

School districts’ merger talks seem back on track

SHEFFIELD — A potential merger between the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and Southern Berkshire Regional School District has reached a general consensus from the select boards of the five towns that make up the southern district. In response to a June 7 request from Berkshire Hills, the towns of Egremont, New Marlborough, Alford, Monterey […]

West Stockbridge toughens excessive roadside cleanup

West Stockbridge toughens excessive roadside cleanup

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Residents who have recently received town bylaw citations for having too many registered vehicles are now in line to receive a harsher punishment, according to the town’s police chief. Out of the 29 total citations served, eight or nine are still yet to be in compliance, said West Stockbridge Police Chief Marc […]

Legal notices: Week of 07-26-2019

INTERIM PUBLIC HEARING The town of Monterey will hold an interim public hearing on Wednesday Aug. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Monterey Town Hall to discuss the FY18 Monterey regional CDBG grant that includes residents of Monterey, Egremont and Sandisfield. The grant includes housing rehabilitation in all three towns. For additional information contact Alice […]

Emerging playwright uses inner compass to write horror play

Emerging playwright uses inner compass to write horror play

By Patrick Kline LEE — The theater is known for classic tales of good versus evil, but not usually for its horror elements. However, horror is exactly what to expect when audiences see the new play by Hunter J. Cannon. The one-act horror play, “Compass,” was written and directed by Cannon, who graduated from Lee […]

Sheffield farm saviors

Sheffield farm saviors

By Evan Triantafilidis SHEFFIELD — The acquisition of 200 prime acres in Sheffield has laid the roots for a multi-generational farm that’s protected for years to come. Morven Allen, a dairy farmer in Sheffield who produces organic milk, purchased the farmland, located at 663 Hulett Hill Road, from Warren Wilcox. Details of the recent sale […]

Trail and town celebrate 10-year mark with hike, picnic

Trail and town celebrate 10-year mark with hike, picnic

By Evan Triantafilidis MONTEREY—When 67-year-old Karl Bodtorf, of South Carolina, set off to hike the complete 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, from its most southern point in Georgia to its most northern point in Maine, he estimated that it would take 160 days to complete. Instead, one day before his set goal, Bodtorf found himself at Beartown […]

Legal notices: Week of 07-19-2019

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TOWN OF NEW MARLBOROUGH INVITATION TO BID RESURFACING VARIOUS ROADS  The Town of New Marlborough, acting through the Board of Selectmen, will accept sealed bids for resurfacing New Marlborough South Sandisfield Road (Route 183) and Norfolk Road to include shoulders and driveways (approximately 4,600 tons of MassDOT approved top). All materials and […]