Cultural events put on pause

Cultural events put on pause

Traditional experiences at art, cultural and educational institutions are on pause in the Berkshires for the near future. Many organizations throughout Southern Berkshire County like Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington and the Stockbridge-based Norman Rockwell Museum issued individual statements announcing temporary closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic last Friday, March 13. […]

Cemetery Commission gives Housatonic man the OK to recognize Medal of Honor recipient

Cemetery Commission gives Housatonic man the OK to recognize Medal of Honor recipient

GREAT BARRINGTON — A recipient of the country’s highest award for bravery during Civil War combat is buried in town and Housatonic resident Andy Moro wants to make sure that achievement is recognized.During a Wednesday, March 4 meeting of the Great Barrington Cemetery Commission, Moro came before the group asking for support for commemorating Medal […]

Couple crafts a career in canine care

Couple crafts a career in canine care

CANAAN, N.Y. — Rachel Clarke and Daniel Sharry have unleashed their passion for pets and turned it into a business. For years, the couple worked in restaurants and hotels holding customer service roles at several establishments in the Berkshires like Blantyre and Cranwell Resort. Throughout that time, Clarke — who holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

Wales man dies in logging truck crash in Stockbridge

Wales man dies in logging truck crash in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — A 73-year-old Wales man was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Stockbridge this past weekend.At 7:32 a.m. on Sunday, Massachusetts State Troopers from Westfield and State Lee barracks responded to reports of a logging truck crash on Interstate 90 headed westbound at the 5.6 mile-marker in Stockbridge. According to […]

House Bill 4272 reported out of committee as ‘favorable’ after area residents offer testimony at State House hearing

House Bill 4272 reported out of committee as ‘favorable’ after area residents offer  testimony at State House hearing

GREAT BARRINGTON — After testifying in Boston at the Statehouse last month, Leigh Davis has been checking the website for the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts daily. And this past week, the Great Barrington Selectboard member said she learned of some “good news.”Davis attended the Monday, Jan. 27 hearing led by Joint Committee […]

Egremont Select Board meets with MassDOT

Egremont Select Board meets with MassDOT

EGREMONT — The town’s Select Board met with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this week to discuss a proposal for major road renovations along State Routes 23 and 41. During a morning meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Egremont Free Library, Select Board members, Chairperson George McGurn and Lucinda Fenn-Vermeulen discussed plans […]

Southern Berkshire School District takes next step for consolidation committee

Southern Berkshire School District takes next step for consolidation committee

SHEFFIELD — The Southern Berkshire School Committee took the next step in creating a Regional School District Planning Board to study a potential consolidation with the Berkshire Hills Regional School District at its meeting last week. During the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30, the school committee unanimously passed a resolution to form the planning board […]

Preserving the past: Artisans repair interior of National Shrine of the Divine Mercy chapel at Eden Hill

Preserving the past: Artisans repair interior of National Shrine of the Divine Mercy chapel at Eden Hill

When the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception first kicked off the construction of the chapel at Eden Hill in Stockbridge in 1950, all that was certain at the time was the desire to build the structure and its eventual name. Sixty years later, the restoration process of what was once described as a “monument […]

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