Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

LEE — A trail of clues and an investigative hunch led student-reporter David Carlino to one of his most recently published news stories. As one of eight members of Lee Elementary School’s newspaper club, Carlino writes and publishes articles for the publication, “The Wildcat Tales”. The newspaper club, made up of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, […]

Sheffield appeals for volunteers for municipal board vacancies

Sheffield appeals for volunteers for municipal board vacancies

SHEFFIELD — With a score of vacancies on several of the town’s appointed municipal boards, there may be no better time than the present for residents to get involved in local government. The need for volunteer members on specific municipal boards has reached a point, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard says, where handling certain town business […]

Stockbridge, set back in court, seeks Bowl solutions

Stockbridge, set back in court, seeks Bowl solutions

STOCKBRIDGE — A court’s ruling to dismiss the Conservation Commission’s denial of herbicide treatment to Lake Mahkeenac is far from water under the bridge for the town. Berkshire County Superior Court Judge John Agostini handed down the decision last month, ruling that the Conservation Commission’s reasoning to deny the treatment project, submitted by the Stockbridge […]

Sheffield opts to build new rather than renovate old property for upgraded highway garage

Sheffield opts to build new rather than renovate old property for upgraded highway garage

SHEFFIELD — A three-month municipal investigation into the potential purchase of a property for the use of housing a new highway garage has ended with the town declining the opportunity, citing excessive cost concerns. Situated at the intersection of Home Road and County Road, the four-acre parcel is currently owned by Pexco LLC, an Atlanta-based […]

ExtraSpecialTeas holds inaugural “Spread the Warmth” drive

ExtraSpecialTeas holds inaugural “Spread the Warmth” drive

GREAT BARRINGTON — A local nonprofit is giving the gift of warmth to those in need this winter. ExtraSpecialTeas, a teahouse located in downtown Great Barrington, is hosting their inaugural “Spread the Warmth” campaign, in hopes to raise donations and warm clothing for shelters and soup kitchens across Berkshire County. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the […]

CTSB is holding its collective breath amid FCC proposed rule changes

CTSB is holding its collective breath amid FCC proposed rule changes

LEE — Klas Bergman just wants to consume his local and statewide TV news. The self-proclaimed “journalist junkie” and Great Barrington resident balances a media diet of browsing online news, watching national broadcast news, reading newspapers and listening to National Public Radio. But for the former resident of Washington, D.C., and a former journalist, Bergman […]

Barrington couple killed in Beech Tree Apartments fire

GREAT BARRINGTON — A Great Barrington couple perished as the result of a Silver Street apartment fire. t approximately 7:40 p.m. on Monday, Great Barrington Fire responded to Beech Tree Apartments complex, located at 24 Silver St., for a reported structure fire with possible entrapment.  Chris Dolby, a Beech Tree Commons tenant, reported hearing a […]

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