Annual youth conference inspires Berkshire County students to lead

Annual youth conference inspires Berkshire County students to lead

HANCOCK — As high schoolers from across Berkshire County filed into their seats, coffee and pastries in hand, local author and activist Ty Allen Jackson began his speech. “Do what betters humanity, do what gives you joy… do what pisses people off,” Jackson said. “Doing is essential to being successful.” Jackson, a Bronx, New York […]

Meisberger, Jourdain sign letters of intent

Meisberger, Jourdain sign letters of intent

LENOX — Surrounded by their teammates, coaches and parents, Shannon Meisberger and Emma Jourdain signed their Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon to run track at Georgetown University and the University of Maine respectively.   Jourdain had a stellar running career, beginning track as a freshman. She went undefeated last fall during the cross country season […]

Barrington’s Triplex screens ‘1984’ in protest of Trump

Barrington’s Triplex screens ‘1984’ in protest of Trump

Great Barrington – Cokes  and Icees and popcorn in hand, about 100 people slid into Triplex Cinema’s theater two for a screening of George Orwell’s dystopian “1984.” The crowd, an amalgamation of older folks, the majority, middle and high school-aged kids and middle-aged parents, came to the Triplex to take in Orwell’s anti-totalitarianism work as a […]

Millionaires look to repeat

Millionaires look to repeat

LENOX — It’s been 10 ½ months since the Lenox Millionaires incredible run to the State Semifinals came to a screeching halt falling to Central Mass Champion Oxford 22-2 at Westfield State last June. Nothing went right that day for the Millionaires but they expect to be right back in the Western Mass mix.   […]

Proposed Great Barrington budget gets approved

Proposed Great Barrington budget gets approved

GREAT BARRINGTON – The Select Board and Finance Committee have both recommended a town operating budget of $11.1 million. The Select Board’s decision to recommend the budget was unanimous. The Finance Committee voted 3-to-1. Committee member Walter Atwood III voted against it, saying the town’s free cash should be used to reduce taxpayer burden. The proposed […]

Great Barrington Triplex to screen ‘1984’

Great Barrington Triplex to screen ‘1984’

GREAT BARRINGTON – The Triplex Cinema will be screening George Orwell’s “1984” April 4 in response to the presidency of Donald Trump. Lisa Rizzo, a manger at Triplex, confirmed the April 4 screening, saying that they “are doing it,” but that details are still in the works. As the date gets closer, she said, things […]

Berkshire Hills budget approved by two boards

Berkshire Hills budget approved by two boards

GREAT BARRINGTON – Despite mixed review, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District budget received blessings from the finance committee and Select Board. BHRSD Superintendent Peter Dillon said he appreciated the shared recommendation. “I feel much more comfortable with their support,” he said. Three finance committee members recommended the budget, while one – Walter Atwood III […]