Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

STOCKBRIDGE — A newcomer has unseated the chairman of the town’s select board. In a 302-214 vote, challenger Roxanne McCaffrey has defeated Donald Chabon, who was elected, unopposed, in 2016. A third candidate, Matthew Szwyd, received 10 votes, despite saying that he was not running following a candidates forum in early May. Of the town’s […]

Escaping vaping

Escaping vaping

GREAT BARRINGTON — What if, instead of substances, youth could be redirected to rock climbing? That’s the hope for Railroad Street Youth Project. The Great Barrington-based organization has partnered with Adventure Recovery to provide a recovery-focused program, guiding people between the ages of 14 and 25, through the external and internal wilderness. Utilizing outdoor skills […]

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois is depicted in a mural on an alley wall off Railroad Street in Great Barrington. STOCKBRIDGE — In a 101-28 secret ballot, the last of the three-town Berkshire Hills Regional School District voted in support of the potential renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School to W.E.B. Du Bois Regional […]

Berkshire Botanical Garden acquires five more acres of land, is now roughly 15 acres

Berkshire Botanical Garden acquires five more acres of land, is now roughly 15 acres

STOCKBRIDGE — As an entity that flourishes on growth, Berkshire Botanical Garden is no stranger to development. But with a nearly 5-acre land acquisition, programming opportunities continue to sprout. Earlier this year, the garden purchased 4.8 acres of undeveloped fields and woodlands on the east side of West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge from its longtime […]

Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A volatile May 3 fire that destroyed a single-family Swamp Road home has been deemed accidental. Firefighters responded to 18 Swamp Road in West Stockbridge on May 3 after the owner of the property phoned in a report of thick smoke at 10:30 p.m. The property owner, which according to assessor’s records […]

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