Lee Elementary School embraces veterans in the community at a ceremony

Lee Elementary School embraces  veterans in the community at a ceremony

LEE — Elementary school students learned a recent lesson in honor. On Friday, Lee students and staff welcomed roughly 40 veterans to offer appreciation for their service in the military. The annual Veterans Day ceremony included songs performed by first-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students as well as readings from first- and second-graders. The playing […]

Barrington, Lee pot contracts under probe by federal grand jury

The host community agreements between two Southern Berkshire County municipalities and retail recreational marijuana enterprises are being investigated by a federal grand jury. Although it’s unclear how many communities are being probed as a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s office has stated, “We must decline comment,” regarding the investigation, both Great Barrington and Lee have […]

Marbling over the history of Lee

Marbling over the history of Lee

LEE — Pieces of Lee’s history can be found on both coasts of the country and possibly beyond. Through years of research, the volunteer-run Lee Historical Society has found that Lee marble can likely be found at the Empire State Building, Girard College in Philadelphia and even at the base of the Washington Monument. But […]

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

GREAT BARRINGTON — A grassroots effort to reduce exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, has gained traction with two local boards planning to take up discussions around the use and application of the pesticide. This month, the town’s Board of Health and the Conservation Commission will separately discuss the use […]

Students use their talents to paint the town

Students use their talents to paint the town

Talented young artists from local middle and high schools once again took part in a half-century old tradition of creating large works of art with Halloween themes, which are then hung on downtown store’s front windows. From last Thursday through Monday, students from Monument Mountain Regional High School, Monument Valley Middle School and Great Barrington […]

Airport design team unveils plans to build 6 onsite new hangars

Airport design team unveils plans to build 6  onsite new hangars

The owners of the Walter J. Koladza Airport got some airtime with abutters of their property at an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements to the facility on Tuesday night. It appears, however, that both parties still remain at different altitudes on the matter. Jim Scalise, civil engineer and president of Pittsfield-based SK Design Group Inc., […]

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration begins in earnest

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration begins in earnest

GREAT BARRINGTON— The legacy of the town’s African-American community is one step closer to being preserved and honored. Construction began at the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church site at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23. The work began with a kickoff event at the property, featuring several speakers as well […]

Weaving a lifetime of artistry

Weaving a lifetime of artistry

JoAnn Kelly Catsos’ basketmaking has taken her around the world and to every corner of the country. But at home, in her studio in Ashley Falls, she still keeps the very first rattan basket she made 35 years ago to remind her of how far she’s come. At the time that she made the basket, […]

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