Otis police, highway department discuss maintaining staff

Otis police, highway department discuss maintaining staff

OTIS — Keeping the streets of this town safe and secure are the combined efforts of the town’s police and highway departments. But keeping both departments fully staffed and competitively compensated throughout a busy winter season has proven to be more of a challenge for the Select Board and the respective department heads. At the […]

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

LENOX — Tenth- and eleventh-grade classes at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School received a lesson in government and current events with a timely visit from U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts. On the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, Neal walked into three classrooms and delivered remarks on his strong value on education and the ongoing […]

CPC sets restriction on Historical Society property

CPC sets restriction on Historical Society property

GREAT BARRINGTON— The Community Preservation Committee passed a permanent restriction on the Historical Society at Wheeler Farmstead this week that will protect the town if the society ever decides to sell its property. Earlier this year, the committee recommended that the Historical Society receive $173,650 in Community Preservation Act funding. Now, the committee has moved […]

County officials exploring options, best practices in combating opioid epidemic

County officials exploring options, best practices in combating opioid epidemic

PITTSFIELD — Key leaders in Berkshire County’s efforts to fight opioid addiction gathered for a presentation from the Northampton Health Department about that city’s program for post-overdose engagement. The event, held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, gave the Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative the chance to hear about the Drug Addiction & Recovery Team (DART) initiative […]

New Marlborough treasurer placed on probation for second time

New Marlborough treasurer placed on probation for second time

MILL RIVER — In what was planned to be a closed-door meeting, a performance review for the town’s treasurer resulted in the employee of nearly four years to be placed on a 90-day probationary period, for the second consecutive time. Given the options to either end or continue the current probationary period, or possible termination, […]

Relay for Life of Berkshire County returns to Pittsfield

Relay for Life of Berkshire County returns to Pittsfield

PITTSFIED — The annual community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society is moving its home base from south county to Pittsfield. After seven years of being held at Monument Mountain Regional High School, Relay for Life of Berkshire County is moving out of Southern Berkshire County and onto the grounds of Pittsfield insurance firm […]

Decision time nears in Lee for choice of superintendent

Decision time nears in Lee for choice of  superintendent

Entering the final stages of its search for a new superintendent, but the final voting process is unclear due to an unsigned contract with Union 29. The final five candidates will receive public interviews on Monday, Jan. 20, Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at Lee Middle and High School cafeteria. […]

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