Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

ALFORD — Select board member Peggy Rae Hendon-Wilson said she hoped that voters’ symbolic rejection of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget would send a clear message to the district: something has to give. “We have always supported you. You could not find a town which has been more supportive,” Hendon-Wilson said, addressing the […]

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

SHEFFIELD — Longtime educator Jane Burke of New Marlborough was elected chairperson of the Southern Berkshire School Committee by her colleagues at their meeting on Thursday. The final vote was 6-4, with members Art Battacchi and Dennis Sears, both of Sheffield, receiving two votes each. Burke replaces former chairman Ken Knox, who resigned from the school […]

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

GREAT BARRINGTON — An organic outdoor cannabis cultivation facility is proposed for the land adjacent to the solar farm on Van Deusenville Road. If greenlighted, it will be the third outdoor cultivation operation in Berkshire County. The Tier 10 outdoor cultivation facility would be located on 5.78 acres and would operate seasonally. In addition to […]

Sisters, both Mount Everett art teachers, named to Fulbright program

Sisters, both Mount Everett art teachers, named to Fulbright program

SHEFFIELD — Sisters Kari Giordano and Stephanie Graham, both art teachers at Mount Everett Regional High School, are known for pushing each other to succeed, said Mount Everett principal Glenn Devoti. Now they’ll share one of the most prestigious distinctions a teacher can receive. Between the two, Graham has always been the more adventurous one, […]

Plan for 4-story buildings in Lee stirs deep divisions

Plan for 4-story buildings in Lee stirs deep divisions

LEE — Residents will vote on a proposed zoning bylaw change at Lee’s annual town meeting that would allow four-story buildings in the downtown area. A public hearing for the proposed warrant item was held Monday. Local developers Michael Charles and Brian Cohan of Lenox-based Benchmark Development appealed to voters to consider the bylaw change, […]

Great Barrington’s first 4/20 marijuana festival draws crowd

Great Barrington’s first 4/20 marijuana festival draws crowd

GREAT BARRINGTON — Saturday may not have been the first time locals have celebrated 4/20, but it was the first time they were able to do so out in the open. Toasted Jam, the alcohol-free adult-only festival at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon, celebrated the decades-old marijuana holiday with unclear origins with live music, […]

Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont police chief

Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont  police chief

EGREMONT — Great Barrington Patrolman Jason LaForest has been named Egremont’s new police chief pending contract negotiations. He will begin serving as the town’s latest police chief t on July 1, becoming the town’s third police chief. The Police Chief Search Committee members present at last week’s select board meeting all said the same thing: […]

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