Connecticut motorcyclist killed by drunk driver

SHEFFIELD — A 70-year-old Connecticut man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a truck going the opposite direction. Kristopher Laine, 39, of Southfield, was travelling eastbound near 199 Canaan Road around 3 p.m. when his pick-up truck departed his lane and struck the motorcycle operated by John Howard of Bethleham, Connecticut, […]

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

STOCKBRIDGE — A newcomer has unseated the chairman of the town’s select board. In a 302-214 vote, challenger Roxanne McCaffrey has defeated Donald Chabon, who was elected, unopposed, in 2016. A third candidate, Matthew Szwyd, received 10 votes, despite saying that he was not running following a candidates forum in early May. Of the town’s […]

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois is depicted in a mural on an alley wall off Railroad Street in Great Barrington. STOCKBRIDGE — In a 101-28 secret ballot, the last of the three-town Berkshire Hills Regional School District voted in support of the potential renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School to W.E.B. Du Bois Regional […]

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

ALFORD — Select board member Peggy Rae Hendon-Wilson said she hoped that voters’ symbolic rejection of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget would send a clear message to the district: something has to give. “We have always supported you. You could not find a town which has been more supportive,” Hendon-Wilson said, addressing the […]