Mother uses billboard to find former school abused students

Mother uses billboard to find former  school abused  students

GREAT BARRINGTON— A billboard on State Road  across from Plaza Package askes the question, “Did something happen to you in the janitor’s room at Sheffield Center School?” The mother of a man who was a student at the Sheffield Center School back in the 1970s leased the billboard for $2300 a month at least until […]

Egremont police chief says he won’t renew his contract

Egremont police chief says he won’t renew his contract

EGREMONT — The town’s police chief, Erik Josephson, has disclosed that when his contract expires in June he does not plan to ask to have it renewed. Whenh asked why, the chief replied. ““I am supposed to be able to run the department as I see fit. They’re interfering in the day-to-day.” “This is not […]

Collingwood fined $2,500 for conflict of interest by state Ethics Commission

Collingwood fined $2,500 for conflict of interest by state Ethics Commission

SHEFFIELD — Jeffrey Collingwood, a member of the town’s Conservation Commission, has agreed to pay a $2,500 fine for violating the state ethics law. According to Gerry Tuoti, a public information officer for the state Ethics Commission, Collingwood violated Section 17 of interest law. Collingwood was found in violation of the conflict of interest law […]

Harrington sworn in as Berkshire County District Attorney; will go down in Berkshire history as first woman in post

Harrington sworn in as Berkshire County District Attorney; will go down in Berkshire history as first woman in post

PITTSFIELD — Andrea Harrington made history this week when she was sworn in as the first woman Berkshire Country District Attorney. Last November, Harrington defeated incumbent district attorney, Paul Caccaviello, who was present at the inauguration. He previously served as former District Attorney David Capeless’ first assistant district attorney. Former associate justice of the state […]

State historic panel warns Eagle developer ‘not so fast’

State historic panel warns Eagle developer ‘not so fast’

LEE — The Eagle Mill Development Project has apparently come up against a potential roadblock issued  by the Massachusetts Historic Commission. However, the Eagle Mill developer, Jeffrey Cohen, sees this setback as a “bump in the road”, rather than a full roadblock. Brona Simon of the commission sent a letter to the Eagle Mills project […]

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

SHEFFIELD — Jon Bruno has been appointed to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s school committee. Bruno was officially appointed to fill the final open seat  by the appointing body  that consisted of two of the select board members from Sheffield and the three school committee members from Sheffield. The committee comprised David Smith, chairman […]

Fiber-optic installations under way in parts of downtown Barrington

Fiber-optic installations under way in parts of downtown Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON — Businesses and residents have waited for a long time. But now the waiting is over.Fiber-optic cable installation has begun. Fiber Connect of the Berkshires, a regional service provider, expects residents and business owners to begin taking advantage of the new developments by the beginning of 2019. Most of Main Street, Castle, and […]

Teachers, parents, elected officials give school panel a tongue-lashing

Teachers, parents, elected officials give school panel a tongue-lashing

Members berated for way district events were handled SHEFFIELD —Teachers, parents, and community members stood up and gave the  school committee members a tongue-lashing about the the recent events in the school district. Michelle Shalaby, the chair of the New Marlborough select board,a parent of a child attending the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, began […]

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