Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech

Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech

In their opening week victory over Turners Falls, the Lee Wildcats had a tough time getting started. Against Franklin Tech, it wasn’t the start that troubled them, it was everything after. That is, until the fourth quarter. The Wildcats shut out the Franklin Tech Eagles 22-0, scoring 15 points in the game’s final 11 minutes […]

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

MILL RIVER — The Mill River General Store, in Mill River, one of the five villages of the town, has sold cannabis edible gummy candies since June. These candies, called On the Go Froggies are manufactured in the shape of a frog and contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid from the cannabis […]

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

GREAT BARRINGTON — A new mixed-use development at 21 – 28 Manville Street is set to bring another 47 apartment units, a commercial storefront and a walkable landscaped courtyard into town, but some of their neighbors to-be are concerned about extra traffic and disruption. The development consists of three buildings and 2.15 acres of land. […]

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

GREAT BARRINGTON — Carr Hardware, along with other southern Berkshire businesses, have difficulty finding and retaining young employees. In many storefronts in Great Barrington there sits “Help Wanted” or “Accepting Applications” signs. In the Berkshires, especially, there is trouble finding stable employees who are both experienced and motivated. “I think every business-person I talk to, […]

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures. Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency. Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few […]

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Town officials advise residents, visitors and their pets to avoid contact with the water in the Stockbridge Bowl, after state testing showed the large algae blooms visible in the lake consist of toxic algae called cyanobacteria. The town’s Board of Health voted unanimously to take the state Department of Health’s […]

Food, music and ideas at Fourth Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival

Food, music and ideas at Fourth Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival

By Christopher McDermott Fermentation gave humans wine, cheese, sourdough bread and miso soup. At the Fourth Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival, local foodies and interested travelers alike will get the chance to explore other delicacies and health benefits that come when creative people and tenacious microorganisms collaborate. For Michelle Kaplan, the festival’s organizer, the key word […]

Late surge leads Monument over Pathfinder

Late surge leads Monument over Pathfinder

For Pete Wilson, Friday night was a moment five decades in the making. In his first game as head coach of the Monument Mountain Spartans, he earned his first career win in comeback fashion, as the Spartans topped the Pathfinder Pioneers 39-26. “I had no idea what to expect,” Wilson said. “I’m so darn happy, […]

Car Show celebrates 50 years of camaraderie and Americana

Car Show celebrates 50 years of camaraderie and Americana

By Christopher McDermott SHEFFIELD — The muscle cars of mid-century America can drive an entire generation back to the days of their youth, but the enthusiasm for a car with personality or just a Labor Day weekend with friends is timeless. Old Yankee Street Rods, a club of classic car enthusiasts based in Great Barrington, […]

Stockbridge voters will have failsafe option to extend marijuana moratorium

Stockbridge voters will have failsafe option to extend marijuana moratorium

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Voters will likely have a failsafe option of extending their marijuana moratorium if they turn down town leadership’s plans to allow and regulate marijuana establishments at an upcoming special town meeting on September 24. At their September 5 meeting, the Select Board voted to add the moratorium article on the […]

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