Berkshire Hills, So. Berkshire districts begin serious talks aimed at school consolidation

Berkshire Hills, So. Berkshire districts begin serious talks aimed at  school  consolidation

GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire regional school districts have taken the first formal steps to review a possible merger into a singular district that could potentially serve Pre-K through 12th-grade students. After moving its meeting to 5 p.m. from 7 p.m., Southern Berkshire unanimously passed a motion in response to Berkshire Hills’ […]

West Stockbridge Fire Dept. leadership under fire

West Stockbridge Fire Dept. leadership under fire

WEST STOCKBRIDGE – A week after an executive session between the town’s fire chief and select board was made open to the public, the fire chief returned to the board to continue discussions on how to improve the volunteer department. Eric Shimelonis, select board member and a former member of the West Stockbridge Fire Department, […]

Rebranded Berkshire Waldorf School adds 2-day nursery program to curriculum

Rebranded Berkshire Waldorf School adds 2-day nursery program to curriculum

GREAT BARRINGTON — A century after the first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart, Germany, its hands-on approach to learning can be found in more than 1,000 schools and kindergartens worldwide, including at the Berkshire Waldorf School in Great Barrington. The private school, formerly known as the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, sits on 32 […]

Berkshire Flyer on track for 2020 pilot program

Berkshire Flyer on track for 2020 pilot program

Connecting the Southern Berkshires to major cities like Albany, Boston and New York City via rail has long been discussed at the state and local level. With the start of the Berkshire Flyer, a seasonal weekend passenger line from Pittsfield to New York City’s Penn Station, next summer, commuters will be able to travel by […]

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