Millionaires blow out Tigers; advance to WMass quarterfinals

Millionaires blow out Tigers; advance to WMass quarterfinals

LENOX — In the first round of the WMass Division 4 playoffs, the Lenox Millionaires (12-9) dominated the Sizer White Tigers (10-11) 66-25 Tuesday night to advance to the WMass Quarterfinals against third seeded Turners Falls (15-5) Friday night.   The Millionaires stifling defense overwhelmed the White Tigers offense holding them to single digits in […]

Tax-exempt status costs Stockbridge $1.1 million a year

Tax-exempt status costs Stockbridge $1.1 million a year

STOCKBRIDGE — Approximately one-eighth of the value of the town’s property is off the tax rolls, a Berkshire Record investigation has found, costing the town about $1.1 million in lost tax revenue. The total assessed value of real and personal property within the town’s borders is nearly $933 million for fiscal year 2017, according to […]

Eversource solar array project stalled once again

Eversource solar array project stalled once again

LEE — Eversource’s plan to install 9,500 solar panels on its property adjacent to the Mass Pike Exit 2 and north of Water Street has been stalled once again by the town’s planning board, which cited a need to distribute the updated site plan to the Department of Public Works, among other town departments, for […]

Neighbors continue opposition to three new hangars at airport

Neighbors continue opposition to three new hangars at airport

GREAT BARRINGTON — After listening to a lively crowd oppose and support the Great Barrington Airport, the Select Board opted to continue a public hearing on a special permit sought by airport owners to justify its existence under the town’s zoning bylaws. The selectmen heard from a dozen people in the span of about an […]

Barrington medical marijuana facility clears major state hurdle

Barrington medical marijuana facility clears major state hurdle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The first medical marijuana dispensary for Berkshire County has received a final certificate of registration from the state Department of Public Health and could be open for business as soon as June, its owners says. Theory Wellness, Inc. is already building a 2,450-square-foot building housing the dispensary at 394 Stockbridge Road, on […]

Fiber Connect us, please: Broadband on the way in Egremont, Monterey

Fiber Connect us, please: Broadband on the way in Egremont, Monterey

GREAT BARRINGTON — Broadband internet access is finally arriving in Monterey and Egremont, and residents can hardly contain their excitement. Adam Chait, managing director of the local internet service provider Fiber Connect, came before Berkshire residents on Friday, Feb. 17,   to talk about the company’s plans to expand into the two towns. Fiber Connect has […]

‘Lenox: The First 100 Years’ offers rare glimpse into town’s beginnings

‘Lenox: The First 100 Years’ offers rare glimpse into town’s beginnings

In celebration of the town’s 250th anniversary, the historical society has assembled an exhibit that offers a unique look into Lenox during its first 100 years of existence. “Lenox: The First 100 Years,” on display now at the Lenox Museum of History, features a number of historical artifacts and information from the town’s beginnings in […]

Spartans boys’ swimming finish seventh at States

Spartans boys’ swimming finish seventh at States

BOSTON — The Monument Mountain Spartans boys’ swimming made history Sunday afternoon as they finished seventh at the State Swim Meet in Boston. It was the highest a Monument Mountain swim team has ever finished at States. “Honestly, we could not have had a better meet. They were phenomenal from start to finish,” said Monument Mountain […]

Monument Mountain Principal Marianne Young to resign this summer

Monument Mountain Principal Marianne Young to resign this summer

Monument Mountain Regional High School Principal Marianne Young has told district officials she will resign sometime this summer, Berkshire Hills Superintendent Peter Dillon told the School Committee at its Feb. 16 meeting. Young first became Monument principal in 1999 and held the post for eight years until she became superintendent of the Lenox Public Schools. She returned two […]