Great Barrington voters favor incumbents in annual elections

Great Barrington voters favor incumbents in annual elections

GREAT BARRINGTON – Town residents made their voices heard May 9, re-electing several incumbents and approving a Prop 2 ½ exempting ballot question. Selectman Ed Abrahams will retain his seat on the Select Board after running unopposed. He received 508 votes – 110 voters left the spot blank, while other voters wrote in a candidate. […]

Christine Burns Rudalevige returns home to Lee to celebrate her new book, ‘Green Plate Special’

Christine Burns Rudalevige returns home to Lee to celebrate her new book, ‘Green Plate Special’

LEE — Christine Burns Rudalevige will make a triumphant return to her hometown on Saturday, May 20, when she hosts an event promoting her new book “Green Plate Special: Sustainable and Delicious Recipes” at the Lee Public Library. The book, which is based on Rudalevige’s weekly food column for the Maine Sunday Telegram titled “Green […]

Task force reviews education priorities

Task force reviews education priorities

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has distilled 10 county education priorities from their two-weeks-worth of outreach and surveying. Ensuring access to high quality education “regardless of background, equity, quality teachers” ranks first on the list. According to documents provided by the task force, that priority was mentioned 96 times over the course of eight […]

New Lenox visitors center focuses on more than just tourism

New Lenox visitors center focuses on more than just tourism

LENOX – The town has officially unveiled the new visitors center, one that hopes to attract tourists and future residents alike. The building, located at 4 Housatonic St. and designed by Winstanley Partners, features a full-glass front and a bright green and white color scheme with hints of warm wood tones. Inside, works of art […]

Spartans fend off Millionaires

Spartans fend off Millionaires

GREAT BARRINGTON – A two run home run by Nate Cormier in the bottom of the sixth broke a 5-5 tie, spurring the Monument Mountain Spartans (3-2) to a 10 – 5 victory over the Lenox Millionaires (1-5). The Spartans responded in every inning that the Millionaires scored putting up a crooked number in the […]

Great Barrington adopts inclusive trust policy

Great Barrington adopts inclusive trust policy

GREAT BARRINGTON — By a staggering margin, town residents approved a resolution to become a safe and inclusive community, a policy that highlights diversity and extolls its importance. The trust policy is broken into three distinct parts: a values statement, a policy principles section and a policy protocols section. Overall, the resolution aims to increase […]

Retzel, Carpenter duel as Wildcats top Eagles

Retzel, Carpenter duel as Wildcats top Eagles

Featured in tomorrow’s Record: LEE — Karli Retzel and Gwen Carpenter went shot for shot Friday night as Retzel’s Lee Wildcats (9-1) outlasted the Mt. Everett Eagles (7-3) 54-46 at Lee High School. The Wildcats avenged their loss to the Eagles earlier this year, a one point 64-63 victory for the Eagles in the South […]

Wheeler & Taylor objects to new Co-op expansion

Most observers thought it would be a slam dunk for the developers for the new Berkshire Co-op Market

Wheeler & Taylor objects to new Co-op expansion

GREAT BARRINGTON — Most observers thought it would be a slam dunk for the developers for the new Berkshire Co-op Market complex to receive a special permit from the Select Board Monday night. But such was not the case, as an abutting business owner threatened a lawsuit if the developer encroaches on its property during […]