Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

PITTSFIELD — On Monday, October 1, Maura Healey visited the Democratic Coordinated Headquarters of Pittsfield on North Street to endorse Andrea Harrington for Berkshire county District Attorney. Healey and Harrington were joined by other Democratic leaders from around the county, such as Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield and Tricia Farley-Bouvier member of the Massachusetts House […]

Spartans honor late coach Chris Unsworth

Spartans honor late coach Chris Unsworth

Wednesday was an emotional day at Monument Mountain High School, as the Spartan cross country team dedicated a memorial to its late coach, Chris Unsworth, before the seniors embarked on the final home meet of their careers. Unsworth died in July after a battle with cancer at age 48, survived by his parents and three […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana in Stockbridge’s downtown and all state-legal marijuana establishments in the Industrial Park district. Voters also approved a plan to tax recreational marijuana retail sales at 3 percent, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The local regulations for medical and recreational […]

Offensive explosion powers Lee past Drury

Offensive explosion powers Lee past Drury

For the first two weeks of their season, the Lee Wildcats were in search of a consistent offensive attack. Friday night, they finally found it. The Wildcats advanced to 3-0 on the young season, defeating the Drury Blue Devils 44-0 at home behind a stable of runners dominating on the ground. The onslaught started under […]

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

STOCKBRIDGE — Four weeks and one rerouted triathlon later, the Stockbridge Bowl has been deemed ready for recreation again and clear of toxic algae. “The advisory has been lifted, and there’s no traces of cyanobacteria,” said executive director James Wilusz of the Tri-Town Health Department, which serves Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge. The advisory was lifted […]

Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech

Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech

In their opening week victory over Turners Falls, the Lee Wildcats had a tough time getting started. Against Franklin Tech, it wasn’t the start that troubled them, it was everything after. That is, until the fourth quarter. The Wildcats shut out the Franklin Tech Eagles 22-0, scoring 15 points in the game’s final 11 minutes […]

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves

MILL RIVER — The Mill River General Store, in Mill River, one of the five villages of the town, has sold cannabis edible gummy candies since June. These candies, called On the Go Froggies are manufactured in the shape of a frog and contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid from the cannabis […]

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

Developers detail plans for Manville mixed-use project

GREAT BARRINGTON — A new mixed-use development at 21 – 28 Manville Street is set to bring another 47 apartment units, a commercial storefront and a walkable landscaped courtyard into town, but some of their neighbors to-be are concerned about extra traffic and disruption. The development consists of three buildings and 2.15 acres of land. […]

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires

GREAT BARRINGTON — Carr Hardware, along with other southern Berkshire businesses, have difficulty finding and retaining young employees. In many storefronts in Great Barrington there sits “Help Wanted” or “Accepting Applications” signs. In the Berkshires, especially, there is trouble finding stable employees who are both experienced and motivated. “I think every business-person I talk to, […]

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures. Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency. Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few […]