Harrington sidesteps a last-minute debate with Caccaviello foe

Harrington sidesteps a last-minute debate with Caccaviello foe

PITTSFIELD — The Democratic nominee for District Attorney, Andrea Harrington, has refused to debate her opponent, current District Attorney and write-in candidate, Paul Caccaviello. The Nov. 6 election is less than two weeks away and Harrington and Caccaviello remain the frontrunners in the race for District Attorney. Harrington originally defeated Caccaviello in the Sept. primary […]

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

EGREMONT —A preliminary report commissioned to determine the extent of harmful lead paint in the historic Egremont School found that two dozen items were rated “poor.” In some instances, X-ray fluorescence analysis determined that exterior woodwork had alarmingly high ratings and were deemed unsafe. The report, dated Sept. 24 and prepared by ATC Group Services […]

Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

PITTSFIELD — On Monday, October 1, Maura Healey visited the Democratic Coordinated Headquarters of Pittsfield on North Street to endorse Andrea Harrington for Berkshire county District Attorney. Healey and Harrington were joined by other Democratic leaders from around the county, such as Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield and Tricia Farley-Bouvier member of the Massachusetts House […]

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

MILL RIVER — The Mill River General Store, in Mill River, one of the five villages of the town, has sold cannabis edible gummy candies since June. These candies, called On the Go Froggies are manufactured in the shape of a frog and contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid from the cannabis […]

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

GREAT BARRINGTON — Carr Hardware, along with other southern Berkshire businesses, have difficulty finding and retaining young employees. In many storefronts in Great Barrington there sits “Help Wanted” or “Accepting Applications” signs. In the Berkshires, especially, there is trouble finding stable employees who are both experienced and motivated. “I think every business-person I talk to, […]

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures. Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency. Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few […]

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents – App only

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents  – App only

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures. Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency. Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few […]

Simon’s Rock installs new solar panels, joins Great Barrington’s solar community

Simon’s Rock installs new solar panels, joins Great Barrington’s solar community

GREAT BARRINGTON — Solect Energy, a commercial solar energy company based in Hopkington, is in the process of constructing 360 kWs worth of solar panels on campus buildings around Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The panels are on the roofs of the Kilpatrick Athletic Center, Daniel Arts Center, and Daniel Arts Studio. The amount of total solar energy the panels will […]