MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

By Cory Willey LENOX — Members of a state working group met Tuesday for its inaugural public meeting to discuss the challenges and possible options for a Berkshire County to New York City rail service. The group was created through an amendment drafted by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, and was endorsed by the senate in […]

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

By Cory Willey LEE — Once a pothole-ridden roadway loathed by residents and town officials alike, Forest Street is now fully repaired and more pristine than any road in town. On Sept. 26 state and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated project completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering praise for those who worked to see […]

Almost 30 pipeline protesters heard in South Berkshire court

Almost 30 pipeline protesters heard in South Berkshire court

GREAT BARRINGTON – In one of the longest civil trespass hearings yet, 26 Otis State Forest pipeline project protesters had their day in court. On Sept. 26, a group of 22 people – arrested July 29 during the “Picnics, not pipelines” demonstration – had their civil hearing. The same day, four other protesters – arrested […]

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

Theory Wellness, Berkshire County’s first dispensary, opens in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON – Christina Glass, a caregiver from Housatonic, was accustomed to driving to Northampton to buy medical cannabis products for her two patients. “We were travelling all the way up there,” Glass said. But now, Glass doesn’t have to do the hour-long drive: Theory Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary, has officially opened in town. Glass’ […]

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

LEE — The Planning Board has submitted an application for a Smart Growth Overlay District that would allow for residential and commercial development at the Eagle Mill site. If accepted by the state and by district representatives at town meeting, the overlay district could pave the way for Mill Renaissance LLC’s planned $60 million to $70 […]

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal talks Berkshire County economy woes

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal talks Berkshire County economy woes

It’s a tale of two regions, if you will. The Boston Globe, in one of its latest headlines, describes it as “Tourism booms but locals struggle.” The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a public charity in Sheffield, calls it “mixed news” in regards to jobs and unemployment. The second part of the Globe’s headline makes it […]

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has been drawn into the national spotlight in the weeks since its leadership announced a highly controversial and heavily scrutinized plan to auction 40 works of art to fund a new direction. Save the Art, a local group dedicated to halting the sale of the paintings, is urging museum director […]

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