Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Gary Leveille swears he doesn’t live in the past, but for many residents of Southern Berkshire County, it’s elements of the past that’s attributed to him the most. Leveille, a resident of Great Barrington, has been sharing bite-sized pieces of photographic history with the community with his “Now and Then” column in the Berkshire Record […]

Fire, police, ambulance response curtailed

Fire, police, ambulance response curtailed

GREAT BARRINGTON — While the town’s first responders are still answering emergency calls, the response has been curtailed as a result of the coronavirus, officials say.From increased disinfecting of the town’s police department, including holding cells and the rear of cruisers, to providing additional training to officers on issues related to the virus, such as […]

Cultural events put on pause

Cultural events put on pause

Traditional experiences at art, cultural and educational institutions are on pause in the Berkshires for the near future. Many organizations throughout Southern Berkshire County like Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington and the Stockbridge-based Norman Rockwell Museum issued individual statements announcing temporary closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic last Friday, March 13. […]

Town officials issue correction that there’s only one presumptive case of coronavirus in Otis

Town officials issue correction that there’s only one presumptive case of coronavirus in Otis

This story has been updated with additional information OTIS — The town announced that there is a second, related, presumptive confirmed case of a resident with coronavirus yesterday afternoon, but as of early Friday morning, that seems to have changed. According to an announcement issued by the Town of Otis’ building inspector, there was an […]

Otis man tests positive for coronavirus, seven others quarantined

Otis man tests positive for coronavirus, seven others quarantined

GREAT BARRINGTON — A male resident from Otis has tested positive for coronavirus and seven others have been quarantined, Great Barrington Health Agent Rebecca Jurczyk confirmed Tuesday afternoon.The Otis man was taken to Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington on Wednesday, March 4 and discharged on Thursday, March 5, and then transferred by Southern Berkshire Ambulance […]

Great Barrington lifts town water bottle ban and suspends ‘non-essential’ meetings

Great Barrington lifts town water bottle ban and suspends ‘non-essential’ meetings

GREAT BARRINGTON — Until further notice, the town has suspended board and committee meetings deemed “non-essential” and has lifted its town-wide ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles until Thursday, April 30. In response to the state Declaration of Emergency issued by Gov. Charlie Baker this week, the town has stepped up preventive […]