152-year-old mission church another casualty of changing times

152-year-old mission church another casualty of changing times

By Hannah Shirley MILL RIVER­—After 152 years, the Church of the Immaculate Conception has held its final Mass. Sitting high on a hill, it was the last church left serving the village it overlooked. The final Mass on Oct. 28 was attended by about 60 people, although in recent years the regular parish has dwindled […]

Wildcats brave rain, advance past Indians

When it comes to the relationship between the Lee Wildcats and the Ware Indians football teams, there is certainly no love lost. Before Friday night’s matchup, there was some question of whether the game would be played that night. Ware requested the game be pushed due to weather conditions that were expected to hit around […]

Alford planners set to take lead for bylaw to regulate solar farms

Alford planners set to take lead for bylaw to regulate solar farms

ALFORD —With solar farms seemingly sprouting up everywhere you look, this small town is taking the lead in trying to regulate where they’re located. The Planning Board is considering a revision to the solar energy systems bylaw, if enacted, would regulate the placement of both ground-mounted and roof-mounted solar energy systems. Ground-mounted solar energy systems […]

Wildcats shut out Spartans

After last week’s loss to Amherst, Lee Wildcat coach Keith Thomson said his team would treat the game as they would a win, thinking about it for a night and then moving forward. Friday night, Lee continued to move forward and Monument Mountain provided them with little to no resistance in doing so. The Wildcats […]

Manville Street despoiled

Manville Street despoiled

GREAT BARRINGTON— Manville Street is a quiet, dead-end road, lined with modest Cape-style houses, away from the noise of downtown, and residents like it that way. “It’s that quality of life that all of us invested in when we bought those houses,” said Ivan Kruh, who moved into the neighborhood in 2014. But the neighborhood […]

Hair, husbands, hemlines: being a woman in politics

Hair, husbands, hemlines: being a woman in politics

By Hannah Shirley LENOX—Jane Swift remembers it like a picture – 2001. She was pregnant, and she had recently become the first woman governor of Massachusetts. She was giving a speech to a group of inner-city school children, and there was a third-grade girl sitting in the front row who giggled the entire time. “So, […]

Harrington sidesteps a last-minute debate with Caccaviello foe

Harrington sidesteps a last-minute debate with Caccaviello foe

PITTSFIELD — The Democratic nominee for District Attorney, Andrea Harrington, has refused to debate her opponent, current District Attorney and write-in candidate, Paul Caccaviello. The Nov. 6 election is less than two weeks away and Harrington and Caccaviello remain the frontrunners in the race for District Attorney. Harrington originally defeated Caccaviello in the Sept. primary […]

Wildcats undefeated no longer

Wildcats undefeated no longer

Every team, no matter how great, is going to have “those days.” The Lee Wildcats have able to overcome a couple of slow starts this season, but Friday night the hill proved too tall to climb. The Wildcats fell 38-13 to the Amherst Hurricanes, ending their bid for an undefeated season. Right off the bat, […]

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