Flu season prompts Fairview Hospital to implement visitor restrictions

Flu season prompts Fairview Hospital to implement visitor restrictions

Berkshire Health Systems, which owns both Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital, will be implementing visitor restrictions in its acute care hospitals in response to the current flu season, BHS said in a written statement Wednesday. These preliminary measures are designed to protect hospitalized patients from increasing the risk of infection. Children under the age […]

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church Members and supporters of the Clinton Church Restoration project invite the public to gather on Monday, Feb. 6, at noon in front of the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington, to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the dedication of the church. […]

Lady Wildcats clinch playoff berth

Lady Wildcats clinch playoff berth

LEE — Senior guard Karli Retzel scored a team high 13 points for the Lee Wildcats (10-1) as they became the first Southern Berkshire County team to clinch a spot in the Division 4 Western Mass playoffs with a 52-30 victory over the Lenox Millionaires (6-7). After a slow first quarter in which the Wildcats […]

Trove of lost sports photos discovered

Trove of lost sports photos discovered

LEE — Few things are more exciting than finding buried treasure. But, in a manner of speaking, that’s exactly what Deidre “Dee” Consolati found one day when she was rummaging around at the family home on Circular Avenue in an effort to clean it in advance of its sale. Discovered in cinder-dusted boxes behind a […]

Stockbridge must demolish and rebuild Highway Dept. building

Stockbridge must demolish and rebuild Highway Dept. building

STOCKBRIDGE — Only days after approving $2.6 million for bridge and road repairs, the town has learned that the town’s highway garage in no longer habitable. Last week’s special town meeting approved a 20-year bond for 11 projects in town. The largest project was $1.1 million for the reconstruction of the Averic Road bridge which […]

So. Egremont School to undergo an estimated $200,000 in major repairs

So. Egremont School to undergo an estimated $200,000 in major repairs

EGREMONT — The South Egremont School will undergo an estimated $200,000 in repairs in the coming months, primarily to replace the historic building’s foundation. The building will need to be raised eight inches higher than it currently stands, and the foundation will be fully replaced as well as the doors within the building, according to […]

After four years, airport still hopes for a simple deck

After four years, airport still hopes for a simple deck

GREAT BARRINGTON — How long does it take to build a deck and a ramp for the handicapped on a 740-square-foot office building? More than four years, if you’re the Great Barrington Airport. That was the upshot at the most recent Select Board meeting, as the board voted for the second time to send a […]

Stockbridge Fire crowned chili cook off champs!

Stockbridge Fire crowned chili cook off champs!

GREAT BARRINGTON – Firefighters from seven south County towns competed in the 2nd Annual Southern Berkshire Firehouse Chili Cook-Off. A panel of local judges selected the Stockbridge Fire Dept. as the returning champions with South Lee and Lenox coming in second and third respectively. The event was a fundraiser to assist Sheena Gennari who was […]