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, […]

4 school districts approve plan to study ways to share services

4 school districts approve plan  to study ways to share services

GREAT BARRINGTON—Representatives from four south county school districts approved a draft plan to hire a consultant to guide their research into possibly consolidating districts or sharing services. Stephen C. Bannon, chairman of the Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee, said the Southern Berkshire Education Future (SBEF) task force isn’t necessarily planning consolidation, but they should be […]

Great Barrington Housing Authority ousts director

Great Barrington Housing Authority ousts director

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Housing Authority has reached “an amicable separation” with its now former director Vera Cartier in an executive session Tuesday afternoon, according to a stark press release from the authority’s chairwoman, Karen Smith. The announcement came less than 24 hours after residents issued an outpouring of support for Cartier during Tuesday’s meeting, […]

Winston’s big day paces Wildcats

Winston’s big day paces Wildcats

In each game this season, the Lee Wildcats have found a new way to win a game. Sometimes it’s the defense smothering its opponents. Sometimes the running game carries the load for four quarters. Sometimes a receiver dominates his matchup. The only common thread is that it’s always convincing. Friday, the way was on the […]

Neighbors voice wish list for Dewey Park

Neighbors voice wish list for Dewey Park

GREAT BARRINGTON — The town’s parks commissioners are looking to make a long-term plan for the park next to Southern Berkshire District Courthouse and after receiving comments from neighbors the recurring items on the early stages’ wish lists included benches, fences, a backstop for softball, a grill, some open space and perhaps some pollinator gardens […]

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

EGREMONT —A preliminary report commissioned to determine the extent of harmful lead paint in the historic Egremont School found that two dozen items were rated “poor.” In some instances, X-ray fluorescence analysis determined that exterior woodwork had alarmingly high ratings and were deemed unsafe. The report, dated Sept. 24 and prepared by ATC Group Services […]