Berkshire jeweler celebrates 40 years in business

Berkshire jeweler celebrates 40 years in business

LENOX — A gem of the downtown Lenox business community, Laurie Donovan Designs has been bringing a unique, non-traditional style of handmade jewelry to the Berkshires for nearly 40 years. The local lapidarist, Laurie Donovan, specializes in custom jewelry design service, as well as repairing and re-purposing fine jewelry. Last year, the jewelry store relocated […]

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

SHEFFIELD — In an attempt to improve communication surrounding a potential school district merger, a Southern Berkshire subcommittee has suggested that a public forum be held for parents, teachers and community members who wish to learn more about the consolidation process. At Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s Community Outreach and Input Subcommittee meeting, held on […]

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

SHEFFIELD — Amid a whistleblower lawsuit, multiple open meeting law violations and district consolidation talks, according to one school committee member, the Southern Berkshire school district is in an “existential crisis.” David Travis, chairman of the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee and a member of the school committee, spoke at the conclusion of the subcommittee’s meeting on […]

Minor crash at high school recalls long-standing concerns for safety

Minor crash at high school recalls long-standing concerns for safety

GREAT BARRINGTON — An early morning two-vehicle crash in front of Monument Mountain Regional High School has resurrected past safety discussions surrounding the intersection of the school’s entrance and Route 7. Last week, a junior operator with a driver’s permit was heading southbound and tried to make a left-hand turn into the entrance of the […]

Parent petition seeks Regulbuto’s dismissal calling her a ‘liability’

SHEFFIELD — A school committee meeting scheduled for Thursday night could be met with pickets who are calling for the superintendent’s removal from the school district. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, a meeting for the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee was slated to include discussion about a possible contract renewal for Beth Regulbuto as the superintendent […]

Berkshire Waldorf School offering gymnastics, circus arts to students

Berkshire Waldorf School offering gymnastics, circus arts to students

GREAT BARRINGTON — In the circus arts program at the Berkshire Waldorf School, clowning around is encouraged. Starting with tumbling lessons in the second grade, the circus arts program serves as part of the school’s physical education curriculum through eighth grade, culminating in a bi-annual circus performance. From juggling to tight-rope walking, students are encouraged […]

Sheffield planners, public asked to approve microbusiness for pot

Sheffield planners, public asked  to approve microbusiness for pot

SHEFFIELD — A proposed cannabis microbusiness could soon occupy the former location of the Sunrise Diner along Route 7 in Sheffield. R & R Ventures, represented by Robert Cohen, presented the Sheffield Select Board its plans to expand the current 936 square-foot building into a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing site at the board’s Oct. 21 […]

Route 57 culverts in line for repair study, future funding

Route 57 culverts in line  for repair study, future funding

MILL RIVER — Before road conditions improve along Route 57 in Berkshire County, the state is conducting an analysis of the existing culverts that local highway department officials have long been wanting to repair. Last year, state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, secured $5 million to repair culverts along the state route as part of […]

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