4 school districts approve plan to study ways to share services

4 school districts approve plan  to study ways to share services

GREAT BARRINGTON—Representatives from four south county school districts approved a draft plan to hire a consultant to guide their research into possibly consolidating districts or sharing services. Stephen C. Bannon, chairman of the Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee, said the Southern Berkshire Education Future (SBEF) task force isn’t necessarily planning consolidation, but they should be […]

Neighbors voice wish list for Dewey Park

Neighbors voice wish list for Dewey Park

GREAT BARRINGTON — The town’s parks commissioners are looking to make a long-term plan for the park next to Southern Berkshire District Courthouse and after receiving comments from neighbors the recurring items on the early stages’ wish lists included benches, fences, a backstop for softball, a grill, some open space and perhaps some pollinator gardens […]

District attorney primary runner-up announces write-in campaign

District attorney primary runner-up announces write-in campaign

The incumbent Berkshire county district attorney, Paul Caccaviello, announced last week that he will seek to defeat Andrea Harrington in a write-in campaign this November. Harrington defeated Caccaviello and Judith Knight in the September Democratic primary earlier this month. Harrington defeated Caccaviello by three percentage points on the September 4 primary. Caccavielllo, however, is determined […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana in Stockbridge’s downtown and all state-legal marijuana establishments in the Industrial Park district. Voters also approved a plan to tax recreational marijuana retail sales at 3 percent, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The local regulations for medical and recreational […]

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

STOCKBRIDGE — Four weeks and one rerouted triathlon later, the Stockbridge Bowl has been deemed ready for recreation again and clear of toxic algae. “The advisory has been lifted, and there’s no traces of cyanobacteria,” said executive director James Wilusz of the Tri-Town Health Department, which serves Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge. The advisory was lifted […]

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

GREAT BARRINGTON — A new mixed-use development at 21 – 28 Manville Street is set to bring another 47 apartment units, a commercial storefront and a walkable landscaped courtyard into town, but some of their neighbors to-be are concerned about extra traffic and disruption. The development consists of three buildings and 2.15 acres of land. […]

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Town officials advise residents, visitors and their pets to avoid contact with the water in the Stockbridge Bowl, after state testing showed the large algae blooms visible in the lake consist of toxic algae called cyanobacteria. The town’s Board of Health voted unanimously to take the state Department of Health’s […]

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