Housatonic swept by Cornerstone 90s in BABL finals

Housatonic swept by Cornerstone 90s in BABL finals

PITTSFIELD — Mark Twain once said that history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The 2018 Berkshire Adult Baseball League 20+ finals proved that adage to be true, much to the dismay of the Housatonic River Monsters, who were swept for the second straight season by the Cornerstone 90s. This is Cornerstone’s fifth straight […]

Egremont voters turn down CPA for second time

Egremont voters turn down CPA for second time

By Cory Willey EGREMONT — For the second time in four years, in a vote that divided the select board from the town finance committee, the town has rejected the acceptance of the Community Preservation Act. After resident Richard Allen requested the CPA vote be moved up on Monday night’s special town meeting in order […]

DA candidates talk opiate crisis, reform, in Stockbridge

DA candidates talk opiate crisis, reform, in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — The three candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney argued over the opiate crisis, reform, and the looming 14-year legacy of David Capeless as DA at their final debate, as Capeless’ appointed successor tries to fend off two challengers in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary. “The DA’s office is still stuck in the 1980s […]

South Egremont School will not open for first day of classes due to district concerns over lead paint

South Egremont School will not open for first day of classes due to district concerns over lead paint

SHEFFIELD — The South Egremont Village School won’t be open for the first day of classes on Aug. 29 due to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s safety concerns over the possible presence of lead in the historic building. The school is still slated to host an early-kindergarten and kindergarten program during the 2018-2019 school […]

Sixth annual Bike-N-Fly fundraises for rotary

Sixth annual Bike-N-Fly fundraises for rotary

By Matthew Tonis GREAT BARRINGTON — A plane sits idly on the runway behind John Benedict, the former president of the Rotary Club of Great Barrington. In front of him are about 85 cyclists, waiting for his signal. After thanking the participants and giving instruction and announcements about the day, at just about 9 a.m., […]

­­­­Letter: The Hydration of a Generation

­­­­Letter: The Hydration of a Generation

 By Samantha Watson It is amazing how a reusable water bottle can capture the essence of a generation. We squeeze in sips between the bells, rushing to class with our canteens at our fingertips like a baton held in the last leg of a relay race. We slide into our desks, just barely making […]

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