Relay for Life of Berkshire County returns to Pittsfield

Relay for Life of Berkshire County returns to Pittsfield

PITTSFIED — The annual community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society is moving its home base from south county to Pittsfield. After seven years of being held at Monument Mountain Regional High School, Relay for Life of Berkshire County is moving out of Southern Berkshire County and onto the grounds of Pittsfield insurance firm […]

Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

GREAT BARRINGTON — After several months of continued public hearings and meetings that included disapproving outcries from neighbors, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business has withdrawn its application to set up shop in Housatonic — for now.Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s legal representation, attorney Kathleen McCormick of Great Barrington-based McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, submitted a request to […]

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain students are going to be spending even more time at school this winter. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, Monument Mountain Regional High School will launch more than 10 new after-school programs over the winter through an initiative known as “Project Connection.” The school was awarded nearly $200,000 in funding from the […]

Public hearing on proposed marijuana cultivation, manufacturing facility continues

Public hearing on proposed marijuana cultivation, manufacturing facility continues

GREAT BARRINGTON — Residents will hear from two town-hired consultants on the potential odor and sound impacts of an applicant for a proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility in Housatonic at a Selectboard meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.Great Barrington Town Manager Mark Pruhenski has indicated that he would not comment until the sound and odor […]

Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service actively recruits EMTs

Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service actively recruits EMTs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Ambulance services all over the country are grappling with high turnover employee rates for Emergency Medical Technicians. In fact, employee retention and recruitment were identified as some of the top issues facing organizations, according to the 2019 EMS Trend Report. And locally, Great Barrington-based Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service faces the same challenges, […]

Community rallies around Quinlan family

Community rallies around Quinlan family

LEE — On the day that Mike and Charlene Quinlan were having their soon-to-be-theirs home inspected in Pittsfield, the newly married couple also learned that one of the two babies they were expecting had a heart defect. And since that day in March, the Quinlans’ life has been an emotional rollercoaster with constant waves of […]

Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Interactive technology is changing the way patrons of a Stockbridge museum experience artwork. Since 1993, visitors of the Norman Rockwell Museum have admired the works of American illustrator and painter, Norman Rockwell, through a traditional means at the Glendale Road gallery. Oftentimes, that experience includes peering through a glass case. But through several years of […]

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