Berkshire 11’s win State Tournament

Berkshire 11’s win State Tournament

By Ethan Winter MARLBOROUGH—Everything that manager Brian Shepardson’s team needed to go right, did go right for them as the Berkshire 11s won their second straight Cal Ripken state title in a rematch of last year’s 10U age group title game. “Last year, there were only three really good players that carried us, but this […]

Elm Court developers approved for special permit extension

Elm Court developers approved for special permit extension

By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — Front Yard LLC, developers of the Elm Court project on 310 Old Stockbridge Road, are expecting to begin work within the year after being granted a second extension on their special permit from the town of Stockbridge. The special permit, which was granted in September 2014, and extended in 2016, […]

Bottle ban will face challenge at special town meeting

Bottle ban will face challenge at special town meeting

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Voters will have the choice to uphold or undo a coming ban on selling single-use plastic water bottles at a special town meeting scheduled for Monday Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., at Monument Mountain Regional High School. A citizen petition calling for this second vote received 337 confirmed signatures, […]

Planning board: Let the market decide number of pot shops

Planning board: Let the market decide number of pot shops

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — With at least five marijuana retailers looking seriously at opening up shop in town, town leaders still express hesitance (or outright opposition) to setting a town-wide limit on the number of establishments. At a joint meeting of the town’s planning board and select board, Planning Board Chair Brandee Nelson […]

Egremont school gets waiver until next August for ADA work

Egremont school gets waiver until next August for ADA work

By Cory Willey EGREMONT — The town has been granted a temporary waiver to bring the South Egremont Village School up to current accessibility standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The waiver — granted by the Massachusetts Architectural Advisory Board — allows temporary relief from the ADA regulations for the building until August 2019, by which time the town […]

Town considers buying controversial trucking property

Town considers buying controversial trucking property

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Town leaders discussed in executive session the possibility of buying or leasing the O’Brien trucking property at 11 Roger Road that has been at the center of two pending appeals cases against the town, according to the agenda description of the meeting. “What the town wants to do is […]

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

By Joel Williams The Rest of River Municipal Committee will be formally entering into mediation with General Electric to resolve issues surrounding the cleanup of the Housatonic River watershed. “The EPA has strongly suggested to the five communities involved, that is Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield, that we enter into a non-binding mediation […]

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

By Ethan Winter PITTSFIELD—Lenox’s Noah Hunter had barely pitched all year after suffering an injury that knocked him out for the rest of the high school season, but by the way he pitched Tuesday afternoon, you wouldn’t have known it. “I haven’t pitched in awhile and I was a little nervous going into it but as I […]

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Marijuana’s retail premiere this summer has left local governments with plenty of questions about how it will fit into their communities, and even Great Barrington, which voted on some fairly comprehensive regulations at their annual town meeting, still has some unanswered. The Select Board Monday night said they would […]

New Marlborough chooses Charter for broadband

New Marlborough chooses Charter for broadband

By Christopher McDermott MILL RIVER — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to select Charter Communications out of three options to bring the town more extensive internet service. “Our obligation is to get as many people internet as possible, and especially those who have had no service,” Board of Selectmen member Tara White said. “This […]

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