Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

MONTEREY — After three years on the select board, Carol Edelman will not seek reelection. Edelman, who currently serves as the chairperson, said overall she has enjoyed her time working in town hall, and she has been proud to undertake a number of significant projects while on the board. Recent personality conflicts between the newest […]

Sheffield woman was among those who died in Ethiopian plane crash

Sheffield woman was among those who died in Ethiopian plane crash

SHEFFIELD — Samya Stumo, 24, a Sheffield native, was among those who died on Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302 Sunday. The flight, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers were killed, including 8 Americans. Stumo was a global public health worker who in January began […]

Sheffield declares school budget rise is ‘irresponsible’

Sheffield declares school budget rise is ‘irresponsible’

SHEFFIELD — Town officials were shocked to see a 3.8-percent increase in the preliminary Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget, said Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard. The proposed budget would result in a $164,168 increase for the town of Sheffield and a 27- cent increase to the town’s current tax rate, for an overall tax rate […]

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

EGREMONT — The Planning Board fully intended to vote to propose a ban on all marijuana businesses Tuesday night — it was the only reason they had called the meeting in the first place. However, after two hours of discussion, the board adjourned without a decision. Planning Board member Jared Kelly was not at the […]

Grinder sparks touch off Barrington garage fire

Grinder sparks touch off Barrington garage fire

GREAT BARRINGTON — A man escaped serious injury when his Maple Ave. garage caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The Sheffield and Lenox Fire Departments also responded to the blaze. Berger said when the first engine arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames. The blaze, fanned by the day’s high winds, was blowing directly toward the homeowner’s […]

Weather plays a factor in the reopening date of Egremont’s School

Weather plays a factor in the reopening date of Egremont’s School

EGREMONT — The South Egremont Schoolhouse continues to inch toward completion, although not as quickly as the town would like, said select board member Mary Brazie. The latest projects including moving the location of the ramp and deciding on whether to install child or adult-sized fixtures in the bathrooms. Brazie said the select board had […]

Sheffield joins digital age with electronic ballot box

Sheffield joins digital age with electronic ballot box

SHEFFIELD — By most metrics, last November’s election was an unusual one. When incumbent District Attorney Paul Cacaviello launched a formidable write-in campaign against eventual winner Andrea Harrington, passions ran high all the way to the ballot box. Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Sheffield as usual, but with so many write-in votes to tally, […]

Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

EGREMONT — Carla Turner has been thinking about running for a seat on the select board for some time, but it never felt right to run against her brother-in-law, current board chairman Bruce Turner. When Turner announced he wouldn’t seek reelection, Carla Turner knew that now was her moment. “I want to be a little […]