Rene Wood defeats incumbent Petersen for seat on Sheffield select board

Rene Wood defeats incumbent Petersen for seat on Sheffield select board

By Joel Williams SHEFFIELD — The town will have a new, but familiar face on the select board. Rene Wood defeated incumbent candidate Andrew J. Petersen with a 402-322 victory at Monday’s town election. “I’m going to be meeting with the town administrator today, I got sworn in yesterday morning,” Wood said Wednesday morning. “I […]

Baseball in the Berkshires open satellite exhibit in Lenox

Baseball in the Berkshires open satellite exhibit in Lenox

LENOX — On a miserable rainy Saturday afternoon, Lenox resident Jessica Cote and her family walked through the doors of the Lenox Historical Society to visit the brand new History of Baseball in Lenox satellite exhibit put on by the Baseball in the Berkshires Museum. “I think it’s important, it might not be down, all […]

LABspace seeks to connect regional artists

LABspace seeks to connect regional artists

Just over the border in Hillsdale, NY, Julie Torres and her partner, Ellen Letcher, are hosting an exhibit featuring work from just under 200 artists, most of which are from the Berkshires, Connecticut, and New York. “We did an open call to everyone on the LABspace email list,” Torres said. The vast majority of the […]

South Egremont school repairs could be complete by July’s end

South Egremont school repairs could be complete by July’s end

By Cory Willey EGREMONT — The South Egremont Village School repairs could be completed as early as July. Pittsfield-based contractor Salco Construction Co., started the repair project—which will replace the historic two-room schoolhouse’s foundation and fix rotting sills around the building—late last week. The school currently rests on stilts about seven feet off the ground. […]

O’Brien trucking business gets restrictions from Barrington ZBA

O’Brien trucking business gets restrictions from Barrington ZBA

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— Following months of residents’ complaints about an “industrial siege” on their neighborhood, the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals issud new restrictions on Gary O’Brien’s trucking businesses at 11 Roger Road to take effect in mid June. O’Brien’s business will be limited to 6 large trucks (up to 33,000 pounds unladen) […]

Egremont approves borrowing $535,000 for road repair design

Egremont approves borrowing $535,000 for road repair design

By Cory Willey EGREMONT — Ninety or so voters approved every article on the Annual Town Meeting warrant Tuesday night, including the approval of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s budget and the borrowing of $535,000 to be put towards the design of the $9.3-million Mount Washington Road repair project. Among the 23-article warrant, Egremont […]

Lt. Gov. Polito visits South County towns to discuss broadband and more

Lt. Gov. Polito visits South County towns to discuss broadband and more

By Cory Willey, Christopher McDermott & Joel Williams Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito paid a visit to several South County towns on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics, including broadband, infrastructure, education and emergency services. In Egremont, Polito was accompanied by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield. Broadband was the dominant topic of Polito’s 45-minute visit. […]

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