CTSB is holding its collective breath amid FCC proposed rule changes

CTSB is holding its collective breath amid FCC proposed rule changes

LEE — Klas Bergman just wants to consume his local and statewide TV news. The self-proclaimed “journalist junkie” and Great Barrington resident balances a media diet of browsing online news, watching national broadcast news, reading newspapers and listening to National Public Radio. But for the former resident of Washington, D.C., and a former journalist, Bergman […]

Two districts’ consolidation plan conceived as not legal

EGREMONT — The regional school districts of Southern Berkshire and Berkshire Hills are attempting to do something yet to be accomplished in the Commonwealth: consolidate. In uncharted territory, the road less traveled toward a potential district merger just got a little more bumpy. The legality of the consolidation process, however, was brought up at the […]

Police rule out anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Middle School

STOCKBRIDGE— The Great Barrington Police Department has closed an investigation into claims of anti-Semitic threats made at Monument Valley Middle School last week, according to the police chief. The investigation was closed after working with middle school officials, said Police Chief William Walsh. “After a risk assessment evaluation, the school has devised a safety plan […]

Monterey honors former fire chief of 55 years

Monterey honors former fire chief of 55 years

MONTEREY — Raymond Wallace Tyron dedicated more than five decades of his life to public service in the Town of Monterey. And this past weekend, the community came out to the long-standing fire chief. A celebration of life for Tryon was held at the Monterey Fire Station on Saturday, Nov. 23 and drew an audience […]

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 […]