Town seeking ways to keep key bridges open during repairs

Town seeking ways to keep key bridges open during repairs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Instead of crossing the bridge when they’ve come to it, town officials have taken a more proactive approach in bridge maintenance and repairs. Great Barrington Town Manager Mark Pruhenski and Department of Public Works Superintendent Sean Van Deusen recently met with staff at the Lenox office of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation […]

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

MONTEREY — “Can you hear me now? How about now?” In Southern Berkshire County towns like Monterey, the answer is still “no.” But residents like Steven Weisz haven’t given up on having cell phone service in town just yet. For years, Weisz and other fellow members of the Monterey Select Board, have been working to […]

Kripalu chef tests his chops on TV show

Kripalu chef tests his chops on TV show

Stockbridge retreat Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health was in the national spotlight when its Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith went head-to-head against three other competitors on Food Network’s TV show, “Chopped.” Though originally slated for a Christmas Eve time slot, the Smith’s episode aired on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday morning. Hosted by […]

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most notable novelists to rise from the Victorian Era. Now more than a century later, his works continue to live on, largely due to his character development. In fact, characters like the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge are still common household names. So what would happen if the gender was […]