Division Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely

Division Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely

HOUSATONIC — Division Street bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic by Friday, Sept. 6, at the state Department of Transportation’s recommendation.Though the deteriorating bridge, built in 1950, has been on the town’s radar for some time, the recommended closure came as a bit of a surprise, said Great Barrington Town Manager Mark Pruhenski.A load […]

Housatonic School reuse panel on fact-finding tour

Housatonic School reuse panel on fact-finding tour

GREAT BARRINGTON —Efforts to redevelop the former Housatonic Elementary School seemed renewed after members of a newly formed committee toured the building. Tasked by the town’s selectboard to conduct a formal review of potential reuse scenarios for the building, the Economic Development Committee visited the space and discussed their observations at their meeting on Tuesday […]

Two Great Barrington employees are assigned to new roles and titles

Two Great Barrington employees are assigned to new roles and titles

GREAT BARRINGTON— Two town employees have some new responsibilities after being recently promoted.The two promotions are intended to build the Great Barrington Town Hall team to support the town’s aggressive agenda in coming years, said Mark Pruhenski, town manager.Last week, Great Barrington Town Planner Chris Rembold was named assistant town manager/director of planning and community […]

Eagle Mill developer has revised 7-year plan

Eagle Mill developer has revised 7-year plan

LEE — A redevelopment, seven years in the making, has revised its plan.Jeff Cohen, principal developer for the Eagle Mill project, and Sarah Gapinski of Pittsfield-based SK Design Group Inc. came before the Planning Board on Monday to provide an informal presentation of site plan modifications to the Eagle Mill development. The plans had previously […]

Berkshire students pursue a higher education

Berkshire students pursue a higher education

PITTSFIELD — As the cannabis industry continues to grow in the Berkshires, an educational institution has developed a curriculum to equip those interested in entering this sector of the state’s newest legalized workforce. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Berkshire Community College is launching a cannabis certificate program. The robust training program is designed to provide […]

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

LEE — Each year, student loan debt continues to rise. Now reaching the highest it has ever been, the U.S. has more than 44 million borrowers that owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. An annual report by online student loan marketplace, Student Loan Hero, shows that the […]

Eagle Mill project awarded $400,000 in historic tax funds

Eagle Mill project awarded $400,000 in historic tax funds

LEE — Developers have cleared one more hurdle in the estimated $60 million redevelopment of the Eagle Mill complex after securing $400,000 of historic rehabilitation tax credit funds. Under contract since 2012 and acquired in 2017, Eagle Mill Redevelopment LLC has had its sights set on restoring the mill back to a prominent place in […]