Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

GREAT BARRINGTON — After several months of continued public hearings and meetings that included disapproving outcries from neighbors, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business has withdrawn its application to set up shop in Housatonic — for now.Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s legal representation, attorney Kathleen McCormick of Great Barrington-based McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, submitted a request to […]

Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service actively recruits EMTs

Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service actively recruits EMTs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Ambulance services all over the country are grappling with high turnover employee rates for Emergency Medical Technicians. In fact, employee retention and recruitment were identified as some of the top issues facing organizations, according to the 2019 EMS Trend Report. And locally, Great Barrington-based Southern Berkshire Ambulance Service faces the same challenges, […]

Community rallies around Quinlan family

Community rallies around Quinlan family

LEE — On the day that Mike and Charlene Quinlan were having their soon-to-be-theirs home inspected in Pittsfield, the newly married couple also learned that one of the two babies they were expecting had a heart defect. And since that day in March, the Quinlans’ life has been an emotional rollercoaster with constant waves of […]

Mill River Store’s proprietor warns of uncertain future

Mill River Store’s proprietor warns of uncertain future

MILL RIVER — Lack of support from financial institutions could threaten the existence of one of the Berkshires’ longest standing businesses and one of the area’s last remaining general stores. Built in 1840, the Mill River General Store has been a popular breakfast and lunch destination for locals, as well as serving as a local […]

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

‘What if Scrooge were a woman?’

Charles Dickens is arguably one of the most notable novelists to rise from the Victorian Era. Now more than a century later, his works continue to live on, largely due to his character development. In fact, characters like the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge are still common household names. So what would happen if the gender was […]

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

So. Berkshire subcommittee suggests a consolidation forum be held

SHEFFIELD — In an attempt to improve communication surrounding a potential school district merger, a Southern Berkshire subcommittee has suggested that a public forum be held for parents, teachers and community members who wish to learn more about the consolidation process. At Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s Community Outreach and Input Subcommittee meeting, held on […]

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