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 […]

Thousands without power following the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

Some Berkshire County residents are still without power as of Thursday afternoon, as multiple crews from National Grid and Eversource continue to work to restore power to customers in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s high wind storm.According to National Grid’s power outage map as of 3 p.m on Thursday, 84 percent, or 984 customers, in […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized and celebrated in the Berkshires

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized  and celebrated in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON — A trio of community events, including one held in Great Barrington, honored and celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day in unison following the town’s recent decision to formally recognize the day. A small group of people gathered for a sunrise ceremony began the day’s events in Great Barrington with a silent prayer at the […]

Two housing authority members accused of open meeting violation

Two housing authority members accused of open meeting violation

GREAT BARRINGTON — Complaints of alleged open meeting violations have fueled the divisiveness among the four-member Housing Authority. A formal complaint against two board members was filed on Tuesday, Oct. 1, alleging them of stalling the procedures of prior meetings. Madonna Meagher, assistant to the executive director of the Housing Authority, is accusing board members […]