Connecticut motorcyclist killed by drunk driver

SHEFFIELD — A 70-year-old Connecticut man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a truck going the opposite direction. Kristopher Laine, 39, of Southfield, was travelling eastbound near 199 Canaan Road around 3 p.m. when his pick-up truck departed his lane and struck the motorcycle operated by John Howard of Bethleham, Connecticut, […]

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

STOCKBRIDGE — A newcomer has unseated the chairman of the town’s select board. In a 302-214 vote, challenger Roxanne McCaffrey has defeated Donald Chabon, who was elected, unopposed, in 2016. A third candidate, Matthew Szwyd, received 10 votes, despite saying that he was not running following a candidates forum in early May. Of the town’s […]

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois is depicted in a mural on an alley wall off Railroad Street in Great Barrington. STOCKBRIDGE — In a 101-28 secret ballot, the last of the three-town Berkshire Hills Regional School District voted in support of the potential renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School to W.E.B. Du Bois Regional […]

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

ALFORD — Select board member Peggy Rae Hendon-Wilson said she hoped that voters’ symbolic rejection of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget would send a clear message to the district: something has to give. “We have always supported you. You could not find a town which has been more supportive,” Hendon-Wilson said, addressing the […]

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

SHEFFIELD — Longtime educator Jane Burke of New Marlborough was elected chairperson of the Southern Berkshire School Committee by her colleagues at their meeting on Thursday. The final vote was 6-4, with members Art Battacchi and Dennis Sears, both of Sheffield, receiving two votes each. Burke replaces former chairman Ken Knox, who resigned from the school […]

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

GREAT BARRINGTON — An organic outdoor cannabis cultivation facility is proposed for the land adjacent to the solar farm on Van Deusenville Road. If greenlighted, it will be the third outdoor cultivation operation in Berkshire County. The Tier 10 outdoor cultivation facility would be located on 5.78 acres and would operate seasonally. In addition to […]