Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

Great Barrington Select Board negotiates Housatonic School deal

GREAT BARRINGTON – The selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin to draft working parameters for a public-private partnership with Grayhouse Partners in regards to the Housatonic School. The decision to move tentatively forward with Grayhouse Partners and its respective working teams – Gillette Conner for finance; Clark & Green and Steven McAllister for architecture; […]

Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

EGREMONT — In a surprising about-face, Spectrum has decided to build its high-speed network in town, and in Monterey, using fiber cable, ultimately ditching initial plans to use a hybrid fiber-coaxial network. Word came via an Oct. 5 email from Spectrum Director of Government Affairs Anna Lucey addressed to Selectwoman Mary Brazie . “While were […]

Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

Initial plans for Clinton church focus on community

GREAT BARRINGTON — Plans for the restoration of the historic church once attended by civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois are starting to take shape. Members of the community, the Clinton Church Restoration group, stakeholders and experts came together with architects and designers to craft three possible plans for the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church. The collective […]

In apparent moment of respite, pipeline resistance, state police debate philosophy of fossil fuels

In apparent moment of respite, pipeline resistance, state police debate philosophy of fossil fuels

SANDISFIELD – It was a calm day down at the pipeline project Thursday. No one was arrested. No one trespassed. And no one blocked traffic. There was a brief argument between a self-described “water protector” and a state trooper, but that fizzled quickly. Overall, as pipeline protester Erik Burcroff put it, Oct. 5 was “mellow.” “We […]

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

By Cory Willey LENOX — Members of a state working group met Tuesday for its inaugural public meeting to discuss the challenges and possible options for a Berkshire County to New York City rail service. The group was created through an amendment drafted by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, and was endorsed by the senate in […]

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

By Cory Willey LEE — Once a pothole-ridden roadway loathed by residents and town officials alike, Forest Street is now fully repaired and more pristine than any road in town. On Sept. 26 state and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated project completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering praise for those who worked to see […]