So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

SHEFFIELD — In an attempt to improve communication surrounding a potential school district merger, a Southern Berkshire subcommittee has suggested that a public forum be held for parents, teachers and community members who wish to learn more about the consolidation process. At Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s Community Outreach and Input Subcommittee meeting, held on […]

Barrington, Lee pot contracts under probe by federal grand jury

The host community agreements between two Southern Berkshire County municipalities and retail recreational marijuana enterprises are being investigated by a federal grand jury. Although it’s unclear how many communities are being probed as a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s office has stated, “We must decline comment,” regarding the investigation, both Great Barrington and Lee have […]

Marbling over the history of Lee

Marbling over the history of Lee

LEE — Pieces of Lee’s history can be found on both coasts of the country and possibly beyond. Through years of research, the volunteer-run Lee Historical Society has found that Lee marble can likely be found at the Empire State Building, Girard College in Philadelphia and even at the base of the Washington Monument. But […]

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

GREAT BARRINGTON — A grassroots effort to reduce exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, has gained traction with two local boards planning to take up discussions around the use and application of the pesticide. This month, the town’s Board of Health and the Conservation Commission will separately discuss the use […]

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

SHEFFIELD — Amid a whistleblower lawsuit, multiple open meeting law violations and district consolidation talks, according to one school committee member, the Southern Berkshire school district is in an “existential crisis.” David Travis, chairman of the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee and a member of the school committee, spoke at the conclusion of the subcommittee’s meeting on […]

Minor crash at high school recalls long-standing concerns for safety

Minor crash at high school recalls long-standing concerns for safety

GREAT BARRINGTON — An early morning two-vehicle crash in front of Monument Mountain Regional High School has resurrected past safety discussions surrounding the intersection of the school’s entrance and Route 7. Last week, a junior operator with a driver’s permit was heading southbound and tried to make a left-hand turn into the entrance of the […]

Airport design team unveils plans to build 6 onsite new hangars

Airport design team unveils plans to build 6  onsite new hangars

The owners of the Walter J. Koladza Airport got some airtime with abutters of their property at an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements to the facility on Tuesday night. It appears, however, that both parties still remain at different altitudes on the matter. Jim Scalise, civil engineer and president of Pittsfield-based SK Design Group Inc., […]

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