‘Daddy’s Home,’ only this time in Great Barrington

‘Daddy’s Home,’ only this time in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON — Filming for Paramount Pictures’ “Daddy’s Home 2” has begun in the area. Filming, more specifically, is taking place along Monument Valley Road, at a house just past Madden Open Hearts Camp. Google Maps reveals the house to be quite large, with a sloping, L-shaped driveway and accompanying turnaround, a sprawling patio and […]

Education task force readies for April data collection

Education task force readies for April data collection

The Berkshire County Education Task Force now has content for their upcoming regional meetings, thanks to the District Management Group, the company they have contracted for the second phase of their countywide education study. During an early morning March 18 meeting, the task force met with Dr. Karla Brooks Baehr, a senior advisor and consultant […]

Cable advisory committee highly dissatisfied with Spectrum service

Cable advisory committee highly dissatisfied with Spectrum service

LENOX — For those South County Spectrum customers suffering service issues – television, internet and phone – the Five Town Cable Advisory Committee feels your pain. The committee took the night of March 21 to express its overall dissatisfaction with Spectrum, some members even citing personal experiences and service outages as a means to drive […]

Triplex Cinema screening ‘1984’ in response to Trump

GREAT BARRINGTON – Triplex Cinema will be screening George Orwell’s “1984” April 4 in response to the presidency of Donald Trump. Planning to screen Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece on April 4 was done on purpose. April 4 is the date when Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, began keeping a diary – something deemed forbidden and seen as […]

Charter-Spectrum slammed by residents who want broadband

Charter-Spectrum slammed by residents who want broadband

EGREMONT — Residents packed the Board of Selectmen meeting room on Monday to give their thoughts on Charter’s proposal to provide a high-speed, broadband network to the town. Attendees of the meeting were highly vocal in their support of Fiber Connect, a local provider vying for the opportunity to provide a high-speed fiber network to […]

Southern Berkshire District embraces ‘sanctuary’ policy

Southern Berkshire  District embraces ‘sanctuary’ policy

SHEFFIELD — The Southern Berkshire School Committee has adopted a new policy resolution to protect the rights of undocumented students and families in the district and develop an official protocol for dealing with agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office seeking entry into the school building. The policy resolution was presented to the committee […]

Egremont selectmen question legality of closing town school

Egremont  selectmen question legality of closing town school

EGREMONT — The town’s Board of Selectmen has decided to seek advice from legal counsel before proceeding on the Southern Berkshire School Committee’s proposed plan to suspend the elementary program at the South Egremont Schoolhouse. News of the proposed suspension comes just months after the town approved approximately $250,000 in repairs and upgrades to the […]

Abrahams running for reelection, opponent unlikely

Abrahams running for reelection, opponent unlikely

  GREAT BARRINGTON — The May 9 town elections are taking shape, and while there are a handful of contested races, it looks like the lone Select Board seat won’t be up for grabs. Selectman Ed Abrahams is up for re-election, having completed his first three-year term. But as of early this week, he is […]

Wildcats doubled up by Cougars in WMass Finals

Wildcats doubled up by Cougars in WMass Finals

AMHERST – The Wildcats dream season came to an end Saturday morning as the Quaboag Cougars (17-6), led by senior Emma Stanton who made six three pointers en route to a career high 27 points in the Cougars 56-28 win over the Lee Wildcats (18-5) in the girls Division IV Western Mass Finals. The win […]

Berkshire Hills approves $26.5 million spending plan

Berkshire Hills approves $26.5 million spending plan

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshire Hills Regional School District now has a budget proposal to put forward to voters later this spring. After an unusually late discussion on reallocating funds, the committee on Thursday, March 9, unanimously endorsed a gross operating budget of $26.5 million, an increase of 3.89 percent over last year. The budget […]

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