Housie school developers seek 6-month extension

Housie school developers seek 6-month extension

GREAT BARRINGTON — The selectboard has granted Grayhouse partners a six-month extension for the Housatonic School project in terms of gathering funding. Grayhouse partners entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the town last year to investigate the project, a mixed use development, intended to provide business and community space and affordable housing, as well […]

Stockbridge weighs study group to view alternative traffic solutions

Stockbridge weighs study group to view alternative traffic solutions

STOCKBRIDGE — Select Board member Terry Flynn will be heading a group that will be looking at alternative solutions to the traffic study conducted by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) last year. Select Board Chairman Don Chabon made a motion to appoint a citizens’ group “to coordinate, develop, and present alternatives,” with Flynn leading the […]

Stockbridge continues to look at economic development ideas

STOCKBRIDGE — After receiving a AA-plus bond rating from Standard & Poor, the town has been looking at what it can do to get that ever-coveted AAA bond rating. AAA is the highest rating S&P gives out, and in Berkshire County, the only two towns who have received that honor are Lenox and Great Barrington. […]

Stockbridge swamped with 4 lawsuits, driving up demands on budget

Stockbridge swamped with 4 lawsuits, driving up demands on budget

STOCKBRIDGE — With four lawsuits potentially on the table, the town is beefing up its legal budget. The town is presently facing litigation from three parties. The Stockbridge Bowl Association is suing about the use of herbicides, and may be filing another lawsuit. Another party is filing a suit over the denial of a driveway. […]

Tri-town Health Board adopts recycling regulations options

Tri-town Health Board adopts recycling regulations options

LEE — For residents of the tri-town area, recycling is about to become much more accessible. Responding to complaints from residents about lack of recycling options from haulers. “We’ve been working on these draft regulations for probably a couple of years now,” James Wilusz, director of the Tri-Town Health Board said. The board receives a […]

Barrington approves housing changes for annual town meeting

Barrington approves housing changes for annual  town meeting

GREAT BARRINGTON— Voters at the annual town meeting in May will be deciding on a number of small amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws.The Planning Board has been working diligently on a number of amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws which would allow for better opportunities for housing in town. “Thematically the intent here is […]

Tri-Town Health Board sets its sights on flavored tobacco

LEE — While teen smoking is down to an all-time low, young people are still getting addicted to nicotine at an alarming rate. The culprit behind that rate of addiction appears to be flavored tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, which appear to be most common, and to a lesser degree, chewing tobacco and other smokeless […]

Stockbridge selectmen oust Fire Chief Cardillo for role in scam; 15 volunteer firefighters resign in protest, return turn-out gear

Stockbridge selectmen oust Fire Chief Cardillo for role in scam; 15 volunteer firefighters resign in protest, return turn-out gear

STOCKBRIDGE — The select board voted to terminate Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo as fire chief, a decision that may have cost the town as dearly as the scam that targeted the fire department. At last count, 15 members of the Stockbridge Fire Department have resigned after the board voted 2-0 on Feb. 5  to remove Cardillo […]

Clinton Church awarded ‘Most Endangered’ historic listing

Clinton Church awarded ‘Most Endangered’ historic listing

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church on Elm Court received the K. Julie McCarthy Community Spirit Award and recognized the addition of the church to the Massachusetts Most Endangered Historic Resources List. “We’re sort of here to celebrate being declared in a really bad state,” Select Board member Ed Abrahams joked while giving […]

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