A taste that resonates through time

A taste that resonates through time

Maple syrup is ubiquitous in pantries and breakfast eateries in the U.S., but how did it get there? The sweet and sticky pancake topping was first introduced to European settlers by Native Americans and a Saturday, March 23 event at the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey will detail how that historical process has evolved over […]

Sheffield fatal fire investigated as a murder-suicide

Sheffield fatal fire investigated as a murder-suicide

Evidence suggests husband was the assailant PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington reported that investigators are treating the Sheffield fire as a five-person murder-suicide. First responders recovered the bodies of two adults and three children at 1343 Home Road, Wednesday morning. The deceased individuals have been identified as Luke Karpinski, and his wife, […]

Pot-infused edibles firm seeking Barrington site

Pot-infused edibles firm seeking Barrington site

GREAT BARRINGTON — A manufacturer of cannabis-infused edibles hopes to set up shop. The community, however, wasn’t prepared for such a proposal until it established a marijuana product manufacturer host community agreement. So, they did. The select board was recently approached — for the first time — by an enterprise that hopes to manufacture marijuana […]

Family of five found murdered in Sheffield home

Family of five found murdered in Sheffield home

SHEFFIELD — When the first firefighters arrived at the house at 1343 Home Road shortly before 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning, smoke was billowing out of the upstairs bedroom windows. But there was an eerie quiet. Surely at that time of the morning the inhabitants would have been up, out on the lawn, waiting for […]

Vermeulen throws hat in ring for Egremont selectmen seat

Vermeulen throws hat in ring for Egremont selectmen seat

EGREMONT — Lucinda Vermeulen, who has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, prefers to call Egremont “strong and beautiful” as opposed to “small and beautiful.” “I still want it to be small,” she clarified. “But I want it to be vital, and to have more than what we offer right […]

Tina Packer, the driving power

Tina Packer, the driving power

LENOX — All the world’s a stage and in Tina Packer’s world, the play’s the thing. Born in England in 1938, the spotlight found Packer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London where she won the Ronson Award for most outstanding actor and graduated from in 1964. Writing, in particular, she says, is […]

Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

MONTEREY — After three years on the select board, Carol Edelman will not seek reelection. Edelman, who currently serves as the chairperson, said overall she has enjoyed her time working in town hall, and she has been proud to undertake a number of significant projects while on the board. Recent personality conflicts between the newest […]

Sheffield woman was among those who died in Ethiopian plane crash

Sheffield woman was among those who died in Ethiopian plane crash

SHEFFIELD — Samya Stumo, 24, a Sheffield native, was among those who died on Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302 Sunday. The flight, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, went down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers were killed, including 8 Americans. Stumo was a global public health worker who in January began […]

Sharon Gregory, a vibrant force and a woman of multiple talents

Sharon Gregory, a vibrant force and a woman of multiple talents

This is the first of a four-part series saluting women in the community throughout the month of March in honor of National Women’s History Month. GREAT BARRINGTON — March is more than a month to sport shades of green and don shamrocks. It’s also Women’s History Month, an occasion to observe and celebrate the role […]

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