Berkshire county braces for freezing rain

Berkshire county braces for freezing rain

Temperatures in south county are forecasting a high of 55 degrees on Friday, quite a difference from the subzero winds and blizzard snow of last week’s bomb cyclone all over the Atlantic Coast. But with rain expected for most of Friday into Saturday morning, officials from the Great Barrington Department of Public Works advise residents […]

Egremont still seeks answers from Charter on broadband

Egremont still seeks answers from Charter on broadband

EGREMONT — As final negotiations for the town’s cable franchise agreement with Charter Communications draw ever closer, the town has at last received answers about the company’s planned broadband network and accompanying service. Some questions, however, still remain. The technology committee discussed those answers and identified remaining areas of concern during a public meeting Monday, […]

Controversy surrounds preservation of Richmond’s historic Clark barn

Controversy surrounds preservation of Richmond’s historic Clark barn

RICHMOND — After more than 150 years in the family, the town’s historic Clark farm on Route 41 at the Pittsfield/Richmond line, was sold on October 31 to Christian and Donna Hanson. The Hansons currently operate Balderdash Cellars winery on East Street in Pittsfield and intend to convert the farm to a winery. Controversy has […]

Spartans win first alpine ski race of the season

Spartans win first alpine ski race of the season

PITTSFIELD – On a perfect night for skiing, where race time temperatures were around 28 degrees Fahrenheit, Carly Terranova helped lead the Monument Mountain Spartans to a week one race win. “I didn’t even know that so that is absolutely fantastic and makes me so happy,” said a surprised Terranova following the race. Terranova finished […]

Burst pipes plague South County homes, schools and businesses

Burst pipes plague South County homes, schools and businesses

GREAT BARRINGTON — Local families and business owners saw firsthand how the frigid weather can impact their plumbing after two prominent cases of burst pipes over the past week, and Great Barrington’s fire chief said residents should take extra precautions in the coming days as some pipes currently frozen are likely to thaw. “All you […]

Reflections on the 1992 shootings on Simon’s Rock college campus

Reflections on the 1992 shootings on Simon’s Rock college campus

GREAT BARRINGTON—On December 14, 1992, student Wayne Lo shot six people, killing two, on the campus of Simon’s Rock College. A front-page Berkshire Eagle article on December 18, 2017 quoted two assertions by Leon Botstein (president of both Bard College in Red Hook, NY and Bard College at Simon’s Rock) in reflection on the 25th […]

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