Town considers buying controversial trucking property

Town considers buying controversial trucking property

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Town leaders discussed in executive session the possibility of buying or leasing the O’Brien trucking property at 11 Roger Road that has been at the center of two pending appeals cases against the town, according to the agenda description of the meeting. “What the town wants to do is […]

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

By Joel Williams The Rest of River Municipal Committee will be formally entering into mediation with General Electric to resolve issues surrounding the cleanup of the Housatonic River watershed. “The EPA has strongly suggested to the five communities involved, that is Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield, that we enter into a non-binding mediation […]

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

By Ethan Winter PITTSFIELD—Lenox’s Noah Hunter had barely pitched all year after suffering an injury that knocked him out for the rest of the high school season, but by the way he pitched Tuesday afternoon, you wouldn’t have known it. “I haven’t pitched in awhile and I was a little nervous going into it but as I […]

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Marijuana’s retail premiere this summer has left local governments with plenty of questions about how it will fit into their communities, and even Great Barrington, which voted on some fairly comprehensive regulations at their annual town meeting, still has some unanswered. The Select Board Monday night said they would […]

New Marlborough chooses Charter for broadband

New Marlborough chooses Charter for broadband

By Christopher McDermott MILL RIVER — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to select Charter Communications out of three options to bring the town more extensive internet service. “Our obligation is to get as many people internet as possible, and especially those who have had no service,” Board of Selectmen member Tara White said. “This […]

Mt. Evertt holds off Lenox comeback in Friday night basketball

Mt. Evertt holds off Lenox comeback in Friday night basketball

By Ethan Winter SHEFFIELD — The Mt. Everett Eagles were able to stave off a serious Lenox comeback attempt defeating the Millionaires 51-47 Friday night. With the game on the line and the Eagles (6-5, 2-1 Berkshire South) clinging to a two point lead with under a minute remaining, star point guard Gwen Carpenter was […]

Holly Hamer is first new candidate to announce run for Great Barrington selectboard

Holly Hamer is the first non-incumbent to announce she’ll be seeking the Great Barrington selectboard  seat opening in May. Hamer is a longtime volunteer for the Friends of Great Barrington Libraries (currently the group’s treasurer) and former co-owner of the Mill River Studio. Hamer picked up nomination papers from town hall on Friday, shortly following […]

Berkshire county braces for freezing rain

Berkshire county braces for freezing rain

Temperatures in south county are forecasting a high of 55 degrees on Friday, quite a difference from the subzero winds and blizzard snow of last week’s bomb cyclone all over the Atlantic Coast. But with rain expected for most of Friday into Saturday morning, officials from the Great Barrington Department of Public Works advise residents […]

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