Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Painting a picture of clarity: Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter shares research on the man she called ‘Pop’

Learning about family history and upbringing is often seen as a personal rite of passage along the road to self discovery and identity. But when your last name is Rockwell, it’s a different kind of experience. What started as an exploration into her family heritage following the release of a controversial biography has turned into […]

Barrington closes Lake Mansfield Road to traffic

Barrington closes Lake Mansfield Road to traffic

GREAT BARRINGTON — As urgent concerns for the future of a protected town resource surfaced, the selectboard determined it was time to close the road that had impacted that ecosystem. In a 4-1 vote, members of Great Barrington Selectboard opted to close Lake Mansfield Road to vehicular traffic between the boat launch and the beach […]

N.Y. will not legalize cannabis; seen as gift for Berkshire’s shops

N.Y. will not  legalize cannabis; seen as gift for Berkshire’s  shops

GREAT BARRINGTON— State-licensed marijuana retailers in western Massachusetts won’t have to contend with out-of-state competition in New York any time soon. The plans of several New York Democratic legislators to legalize a potential billion-dollar industry fell through during the closing hours of the legislative session last week in Albany. The hope was that the legalization […]

Roadmap of peripatetic officials is like tracking musical chairs

Roadmap of peripatetic officials is like tracking musical chairs

With tighter budgets, many south county towns rely on relationships with neighboring communities and share resources to provide services to residents. So, after one town employee accepted a position in another community and a second town employee in a neighboring town opted into retirement, much of those resources have shifted around. In February, West Stockbridge […]

Berkshire women raise money for suicide prevention

Berkshire women raise money for suicide prevention

BOSTON — Two board members of a Berkshire-based coalition are hoping to shed some light on a difficult subject: suicide. Together, Bertha Connelley of Lee and Lee Watroba of Becket plan to walk all night in Boston this Saturday as part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s annual Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk […]

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Tradition and culture take center stage in Sheffield

Swedish folk band Jaerv has shared its music in Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and Spain. And on Thursday, June 27, the band will perform for a crowd in Sheffield. The concert, sponsored by Egremont-based wood supplier Berkshire Veneer and Berkshire Strings, a musical instruction school located in North Egremont, will provide patrons with a unique […]

Military veteran aboard ambulance rescued by crew after it caught fire

Military veteran aboard ambulance  rescued by crew after it caught fire

SANDISFIELD — An ambulance suddenly broken into flames on Sandisfield Road while transporting a patient. But thanks to the quick thinking of the two members of the ambulance crew, the patient, a retired military veteran, was pulled to safety before the vehicle became fully engulfed with flames and smoke. The Chicopee-based crew from Alert Ambulance […]

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