Southern District asking to be indemnified for suits in school lead paint issues Lawyers believe neither district nor Egremont can be liable-free if children develop problems

Southern District asking to be indemnified for suits in school lead paint issues Lawyers believe neither district nor Egremont can be liable-free if children develop problems

SHEFFIELD —A motion made by E. Bonnie Silvers and approved by the Southern Berkshire Regional School District school committee includes a clause that deems the district and the school committee harmless for the wellbeing of the children attending the school district. The clause was part of a larger motion that provided updates and new proposals […]

Bomb threat at Mt. Everrett; students brought to Berkshire School immediately

Bomb threat at Mt. Everrett; students brought to Berkshire School immediately

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story misstated Egremont Police Chief Erik Josephson’s role at the scene. He alerted Mary Brazie about the situation at Mt. Everett and assisted the Sheffield police at the scene. SHEFFIELD — Early Friday morning a bomb threat was reported to Mt. Everett Regional High School and students were […]

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 […]