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 […]

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

GREAT BARRINGTON — For 12 years, Berkshire Playwrights Lab has offered established writers, as well as emerging ones, a creative environment to develop their work. And though this year’s season has wrapped, the nonprofit has begun fundraising to continue seeing its mission through for its 13th season. Founded in 2007 by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, […]

State assures home rules will apply to Fairgrounds horse racing

State assures home rules will apply to Fairgrounds horse racing

GREAT BARRINGTON — Concerns regarding horse racing in town may have packed a recent selectboard meeting, but the future for the Fairgrounds is still in the running. Shortly after the Monday night meeting began, the chairman of the board, Stephen Bannon, read a prepared statement indicating that while the issue was a matter of importance, […]