Town Hall shares ‘Moving Portraits’

Town Hall shares ‘Moving Portraits’

Members of the community took over the Great Barrington Town Hall on April 26 — well, their portraits anyway. People all over the Berkshires were showcased in their element on the building’s walls, ceilings and doors. The video installations were part of a gallery-style exhibition called, “Moving Portraits.” The slow-motion video exhibit was presented by […]

Requiem for a stately sugar maple

Requiem for a stately sugar maple

GREAT BARRINGTON — The fate of a 200-year-old sugar maple may not be clear-cut just yet, but that didn’t stop a group of concerned residents from mourning its potential loss last Friday. A group of nearly 20 people, donning dark attire, processed from the front of Mason Library, through the downtown along the sidewalk to […]

Pittsfield man dies at Youth Turkey Hunt Day in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— A joint investigation is under way after a 44-year-old Pittsfield man was shot and killed during the annual Youth Turkey Hunt Day. The man, which police have identified as Christopher Puntin, succumbed to his injuries after sustaining a shotgun wound in a wooded area on Monument Valley Road on Saturday. A preliminary investigation […]

Monument Mountain Regional High School principal announces resignation

Monument Mountain Regional High School principal announces resignation

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain Regional High School’s principal is resigning, Berkshire Regional Hills School District Superintendent Peter Dillon confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Douglas Wine came on board as Monument Mountain Regional High School’s principal on July 1, 2018. In an email sent out to parents, Wine cited personal and medical issues as his reason for […]

More than a diagnosis

More than a diagnosis

LEE — An original play has set the stage for area drama students to explore the challenges and perceptions of autism spectrum disorder and learning differences. College Internship Program (CIP) Berkshire is presenting its spring production, “Through the Learning Glass,” over the course of two nights at Spectrum Playhouse in Lee. CIP, which is headquartered […]

Lenox voters asked to decide fate of short-term rentals, pot stores ban

Lenox voters asked to decide fate of short-term rentals, pot stores ban

LENOX — Back-to-back hearings spurred an impassioned debate at the Planning Board Tuesday night. The hearings were the result of two citizen petitions; one proposing the prohibition of operating any recreational marijuana enterprises in Lenox and another that created language for short-term rentals to be included in the Lenox’s zoning bylaw. The key purpose of […]

Statewide Artweek initiative returns to Berkshire County

Statewide Artweek initiative returns to Berkshire County

LENOX—A week-long, statewide festival centered around arts and creativity has returned to Berkshire County. What started as a Boston-based event, produced by the Boch Center as a way to strengthen the creative economy in 2013 has expanded across the commonwealth with hundreds of events taking place over the course of a week. This year, the […]

Flowers in full bloom for Naumkeag’s first Daffodil Festival

Flowers in full bloom for Naumkeag’s first Daffodil Festival

STOCKBRIDGE — Nature’s golden trumpets have heralded in springtime at Naumkeag. The Trustees of Reservations announced that Naumkeag has officially opened for the 2019 season with its first-ever Daffodil Festival. The flowery event is the only one of its kind throughout all of the the Trustees properties, said Brian Cruey, Naumkeag’s director. Last fall, more […]

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