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 […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized and celebrated in the Berkshires

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized  and celebrated in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON — A trio of community events, including one held in Great Barrington, honored and celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day in unison following the town’s recent decision to formally recognize the day. A small group of people gathered for a sunrise ceremony began the day’s events in Great Barrington with a silent prayer at the […]

Pittsfield man struck, killed by a tractor-trailer truck

PITTSFIELD — A 73-year-old man was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck. On Monday at approximately 7:12 p.m., the individual was walking into the driveway of Unistress Corp., a manufacturer of precast concrete structures located at 550 Cheshire Road in Pittsfield, when he was struck by a 2019 tractor-trailer truck. The vehicle was […]

Opinion: Invest in our future, not our past

Part 2By Lawrence Abrams BECKET — If politicians or community leaders argue that any new turnpike interchange 2.5 will spur economic growth in the region, it is a “marketing tool” to sell the idea to an uninformed and vulnerable public. “You need this interchange, you want this interchange, this interchange will make your life better […]

Area youth speak out against horseracing at Fairgrounds

Area youth speak out against horseracing at Fairgrounds

GREAT BARRINGTON— The potential resurrection of horse racing in town has prompted residents from all over the county to voice their opposition — even those without the ability to vote.In January, state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, co-sponsored the bill, “An Act Relative to Regulating Horse Racing and Wagering,” which was originally filed by state Sen. […]

Oct. 5 event aims to de-stigmatize addiction and promote recovery

Oct. 5 event  aims to de-stigmatize addiction and promote recovery

GREAT BARRINGTON— From its scenic vistas to its myriad eateries located in an especially walkable downtown, Great Barrington has often been described by tourists and longtime residents alike as idyllic. But could the 2012 Smithsonian-ranked “best small town in America” be among the many communities throughout the Commonwealth and beyond struggling to defend against an […]

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