Taking a hike just got easier

Taking a hike just got easier

PITTSFIELD — Looking for somewhere to go snowshoeing in the Berkshires? Maybe a place to hunt for geocaches? Or how about a trail with a rugged terrain to hike? The Berkshire Natural Resources Council has got it covered — right at your fingertips. Last Friday, the Pittsfield-based nonprofit launched a mobile trails app tailored for […]

Life after a brain injury

Life after a brain injury

Broom handles. Blue Duct tape. Toilet plungers. Doesn’t seem like much alone, but MacGyvered together, these three items have the ability to assist individuals in achieving cognitive wellness. Just ask Susan Taylor, who used the items recently as part of a painting workshop during a brain injury day program in Lee. In 2011, Taylor was […]

Redevelopment plans in Lee include former Price Chopper

Redevelopment plans in Lee include former Price Chopper

LEE — A California-based developer is hoping to catch some rays in Lee with the installation of a solar farm on a 105-acre property off Chanter Road. Annie McQuillan, community engagement manager for Cypress Creek Renewables, came before the Lee Planning Board on Monday night to propose the project and submit a site plan. As […]

Seven Hills Inn $2.2M renovation nears completion

Seven Hills Inn $2.2M renovation nears completion

LENOX—The historic Seven Hills Inn will embark on a new era next month as its $2.2-million renovations are slated for completion. The Lenox lodgings, set on 26 acres and spread between three buildings, are currently undergoing a makeover tailored to the modern traveler, said Jamie Wolfe, general manager for Seven Hills. Even the check-in area […]

First phase of Powerhouse Square nears completion

First phase of Powerhouse Square nears completion

GREAT BARRINGTON — The future home of the Berkshire Co-op Market is expected to be open for business in early spring as construction for the first phase of $30 million Powerhouse Square development on downtown Bridge Street nears completion. The co-op’s new location will be the first time that a space was designed for the […]

Declining student population leads discussion in Lee

Declining student population leads discussion in Lee

LEE — With more people moving out than moving in and more deaths than births, school districts across Berkshire County are facing critical declining school populations. The student population has declined 26 percent in Berkshire County since 2000 and is estimated to decline another 16 percent by 2028, said H. Jake Eberwein III, superintendent of […]

Monterey residents get to tour $3 million library renovation

MONTEREY—The library in town is entering a new chapter on its more than $3 million renovation project. The process has been several years in the making and on Monday, townspeople were guided through the expanded building. The library originally opened in 1891 and moved to 452 Main Road in 1931. The building was designed with […]

Former Sears building is sold; Goodwill to take up residency

GREAT BARRINGTON—A national brand is expanding its offerings here and will be taking up residency in the former Sears Hometown Store.The building, located at 228 Stockbridge Road, as well as the adjacent building at 230 Stockbridge Road, was sold to developer Craig Barnum for $1.2 million. The 2 1/2 story building located at 230 Stockbridge […]

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