Greenagers purchase historic farm

Greenagers purchase historic farm

EGREMONT — The Greenagers will soon have a home base in the form of a historic farm on Route 41 in South Egremont. “It’s kind of a quantum leap for Greenagers,” William Conklin said, director of Greenagers. The Greenagers will have their first permanent residence with the purchase of the property. Previously they had been […]

Berkshires has only one officer who can testify for pot-related OUIs

Berkshires has only one officer who can testify for pot-related OUIs

With pot on the rise in Berkshire County, a unique set of challenges is facing county police departments: What to do about enforcement? Currently, there’s only one officer in the county who has undertaken Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. Officer Brennan Polidoro of the Lanesborough Police Department is the county’s lone DRE certified officer, which […]

Stockbridge deliberating fate of fire chief at center of scam

Stockbridge deliberating fate of fire chief at center of scam

STOCKBRIDGE — The town provided an update on the status of matters regarding a scam that targeted the fire department, as well as updates on the status of the fire department itself. Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo, select board member, had been placed on paid partial administrative leave as he had been authorizing purchases in relation to […]

Lenox voters in May will decide marijuana bylaw

Lenox voters in May will decide marijuana bylaw

By Joel Williams LENOX — The Planning Board voted unanimously to send its newly minted recreational marijuana bylaw to town meeting in May. The board met at the Lenoxdale Fire Company Jan. 23 to gauge opinion in the ‘Dale, the area in town which has historically been the most opposed to cannabis-related issues. The most […]

Pot shop’s opening was smokin’ hot

Pot shop’s opening was smokin’ hot

By Joel Williams GREAT BARRINGTON — With the first recreational pot shop open, and three more on the way in town, it seems survival may be determined by a price war. Theory Wellness opened its doors at 10 a.m. last Friday for recreational adult use cannabis, making it the first retail cannabis shop in Berkshire […]

West Stockbridge imposes stiff regulations for recreational marijuana

West Stockbridge imposes stiff regulations for recreational marijuana

By Joel Williams WEST STOCKBRIDGE — At their annual town meeting on Jan. 14, voters passed perhaps the most restrictive zoning bylaw for recreational marijuana in the county. “What we have done with our bylaw is to limit cultivation to manufacturing zones, and actual farms above five acres,” Planning Board member John Piasecki said. “We […]

First dispensary for marijuana in county opens in Barrington

First dispensary  for  marijuana in county opens in Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— Theory Wellness will be opening for recreational sale of cannabis on Friday,making them the first recreational dispensary to open in Berkshire County. “We’re pleased to share that our dispensary, Theory Wellness in Great Barrington, MA, will be the first dispensary to begin recreational cannabis sales in Berkshire County,” the company said in a […]

Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

STOCKBRIDGE — After hearing residents’ opinions on a traffic study designed to solve issues with the Main Street corridor, the select board moved to begin discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the matter. Town Administrator Danielle Fillio along with traffic engineer Juliet Locke of Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, will present an informal proposal […]