Lee falls to Hopedale in state semifinals

Lee falls to Hopedale in state semifinals

SPRINGFIELD — “Our goal at the beginning of the season was to win Western Mass. and anything after that would be gravy,” said Lee Wildcats head coach Norma Comalli after her team lost their first match of the season 5-0 in the state semifinals. Despite being swept by Central Mass. Champion Hopedale, the match was […]

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

LEE — The first prospective marijuana retailer in town has eyes on a location on Housatonic Street, within sight of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Canna Provisions Inc. hopes to operate the first adult-use marijuana retail storefront at 220 Housatonic Street, currently occupied by Southern States Auto Sales. The site neighbors the Lee Dunkin’ Donuts location. The […]

Local veterans speak out against plans for a Du Bois state

Local veterans speak out against plans for a Du Bois state

GREAT BARRINGTON — At a time when monuments connected to slavery and segregation are being challenged across the country, an effort in the Berkshires to put up a new statue for civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois is facing a controversy of its own. “We’re taking statues down all over the country for one reason or another. Whether we disagree, that’s history. […]

Egremont school to be lowered: town awaits ADA waiver decision

EGREMONT — The South Egremont Village School soon won’t be “flying” anymore. The historic schoolhouse — which as of Wednesday could be seen resting on stilts, hovering seven feet above the ground — is ready to be lowered onto its newly poured foundation, according to Select Board member Mary Brazie. In the meantime, the town […]

NYC officer with roots in Alford helped save Brooklyn tot’s life

NYC officer with roots in Alford helped save Brooklyn tot’s life

NEW YORK, NY — A Brooklyn police officer with local connections is being hailed as a hero for his efforts in saving an infant’s life. Daniel Newman—who received his initial emergency medical technician training in the Berkshires during his time with the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad—was instrumental in resuscitating a 15-month-old child who stopped […]

Local artists examine beauty on a smaller scale

Local artists examine beauty on a smaller scale

By Cory Willey Small Works, the Meeting House Gallery in New Marlborough’s opening show of the season, asked regional artists to submit pieces with the sole requirement that those pieces be kept under a certain physical size. Working within a constrained, finite physical space in place for the show, the result is nearly 100 works […]