In blow to 37 Interlaken, Stockbridge Planning Board rejects Cottage Era Estate bylaw change

In blow to 37 Interlaken, Stockbridge Planning Board rejects Cottage Era Estate bylaw change

STOCKBRIDGE — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend a “no” vote on a proposed amendment to the town’s Cottage Era Estate bylaws. The proposed amendment, which would allow by-right developments on Cottage Era Estates, was discussed at length during Tuesday night’s public hearing, eliciting a large turnout from the town. Planning Board […]

Spartans swimming splits with PHS

Spartans swimming splits with PHS

PITTSFIELD — It came down to the final race, but the Monument Mountain Spartans boys’ swim team came up short in the final swim meet before Berkshire Individuals meet at Simon’s Rock that will be held this Saturday. The Generals defeated the Spartans 50-44 after the quartet of Conner Hayford, Matt Miller, Conor Mooney and […]

Hiring, firing of library staff main sticking point in Sheffield charter talks

Hiring, firing of library staff main sticking point in Sheffield charter talks

SHEFFIELD — The select board wants to streamline disciplinary action, and to do so may mean giving much more power to the Town Administrator. The town held a session Monday night to discuss proposed changes to the town’s charter, recommended by the town’s charter revision committee. The select board had endorsed the changes back in […]

Lee special town meeting approval of bylaw provides boon to Eagle Mill

Lee special town meeting approval of bylaw provides boon to Eagle Mill

LEE — The path towards redeveloping the Eagle MIll site and thus renewing the downtown area is a little clearer following the results of last week’s special town meeting. By a vote of 27-4, district representatives voted in favor of passing the 40R Smart Growth Overlay bylaw amendment proposed by the planning board. The bylaw […]

Pipeline protesters come before the judge to dispute trespassing

Pipeline protesters come before the judge to dispute trespassing

Protesters and state police retold their accounts from months of protest around Kinder Morgan’s work near Sandisfield in a two-and-a-half-hour court session at Southern Berkshire District Court on Jan. 30. Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Shugrue represented the Commonwealth. None of the defendants had a lawyer and so represented themselves, which at times presented a situation […]

Holly Hamer enters race for Barrington selectboard seat

Holly Hamer enters race for Barrington selectboard seat

GREAT BARRINGTON—Holly Hamer is the first non-incumbent to announce she’ll be seeking the Great Barrington select board seat opening in May. Hamer is a longtime volunteer for the Friends of Great Barrington Libraries (currently the group’s treasurer) and former co-owner of the Mill River Studio. Hamer picked up nomination papers from town hall on Friday […]

Stockbridge special town meeting voters approve all four articles on the warrant

Stockbridge special town meeting voters approve all four articles on the warrant

STOCKBRIDGE — The town has voted in favor of all four articles at special town meeting on Jan. 22. The near three-hour meeting adopted four articles, the first for a moratorium on recreational marijuana, the second to authorize the select board to request a special to combine the roles of treasurer and tax collector and […]

Holly Hamer is first new candidate to announce run for Great Barrington selectboard

Holly Hamer is the first non-incumbent to announce she’ll be seeking the Great Barrington selectboard  seat opening in May. Hamer is a longtime volunteer for the Friends of Great Barrington Libraries (currently the group’s treasurer) and former co-owner of the Mill River Studio. Hamer picked up nomination papers from town hall on Friday, shortly following […]

Monument-Drury game suspended

Monument-Drury game suspended

NORTH ADAMS — It had all the makings of a classic. That is until humidity caused condensation to form on the court making the floor unsafe to continue playing. The Spar­tans held a 38-33 lead with 7:30 remaining in the third quarter when the game was stopped. Play was halted 30 seconds into the third […]

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