Widening the lens of law enforcement

Widening the lens of law enforcement

SHEFFIELD — Apprehending criminals. Responding to dangerous calls. Upholding the law. Between depictions on television and third-person interactions, for many youngsters, the lens of law enforcement can be rather narrow. But for the past week, kids from south county had a chance to see area police officers in a different setting, said Sheffield Police Chief […]

Neighbors rally after family loses Alford home

Neighbors rally after family loses Alford home

ALFORD — A Rowe Road house was burned to the ground Sunday afternoon, leaving a family of six without a roof over their heads and most of their worldly possessions in ashes. The home at 11 Rowe Road was owned by George Meyer, 58, and Suzanne Meyer, 55. It was also occupied by their daughters […]

Boards of health grapple with CBD ban

Boards of health grapple with CBD ban

GREAT BARRINGTON — Health departments across Massachusetts were blindsided last month when the state Department of Agricultural Resources banned the sale of some hemp products, including hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient of hemp better known as CBD, Great Barrington Health Agent Rebecca Jurczyk told the town’s Board of Health at their rcent meeting. The […]

Stockbridge may name retired Mark Webber interim administrator

Stockbridge may name  retired Mark Webber   interim administrator

STOCKBRIDGE — Apparently retirement didn’t suit Mark Webber, who recently retired as the West Stockbridge town administrator. He’s considering coming out of retirement to apply for a similar position in neighboring Stockbridge. And the select board here already had him in mind. And now that former Stockbridge town administrator Danielle Fillio officially vacated her seat […]

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

RICHMOND — The select board has named a new town administrator. Richmond select board members unanimously voted in favor of offering Danielle Fillio, the town Administrator for Stockbridge, the position during their last meeting on July 2. And Fillio has accepted that offer. “I’m very excited about it,” she said. The position became available after […]

Egremont Water Department takes steps to respond to DEP violations

Egremont Water Department takes  steps to respond to DEP violations

EGREMONT — The town water department’s sanitary rating given by the state Department of Environmental Protection was downgraded from “adequate” to “conditional” following their semi-annual March 13 inspection — a fact that the select board didn’t find out until June 25. A letter from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) detailed the five violations found […]

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