Stockbridge may name retired Mark Webber interim administrator

Stockbridge may name  retired Mark Webber   interim administrator

STOCKBRIDGE — Apparently retirement didn’t suit Mark Webber, who recently retired as the West Stockbridge town administrator. He’s considering coming out of retirement to apply for a similar position in neighboring Stockbridge. And the select board here already had him in mind. And now that former Stockbridge town administrator Danielle Fillio officially vacated her seat […]

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

Local health boards baffled over the legality of CBD oil

GREAT BARRINGTON— It’s at gas stations. It’s in gummy bears. And it’s even in dog treats. CBD is showing up everywhere in Berkshire County. Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as “CBD” is a non-psychoactive compound extracted from the flowers and buds of the cannabis plant. And while the majority of products in retail marijuana shops […]

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

Danielle Fillio named town administrator in Richmond

RICHMOND — The select board has named a new town administrator. Richmond select board members unanimously voted in favor of offering Danielle Fillio, the town Administrator for Stockbridge, the position during their last meeting on July 2. And Fillio has accepted that offer. “I’m very excited about it,” she said. The position became available after […]

Egremont Water Department takes steps to respond to DEP violations

Egremont Water Department takes  steps to respond to DEP violations

EGREMONT — The town water department’s sanitary rating given by the state Department of Environmental Protection was downgraded from “adequate” to “conditional” following their semi-annual March 13 inspection — a fact that the select board didn’t find out until June 25. A letter from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) detailed the five violations found […]

Treasure hunt at the ‘Flying Church’

Treasure hunt at the ‘Flying Church’

GREAT BARRINGTON — The parking lot of the town’s oldest church has been undisturbed for more than 100 years…until now. With major construction completed on the former Methodist church at 198 Main St., developer Paul Joffe invited the public to hunt for local history in the lot before it’s paved over. Despite soaring temperatures and […]

How many shops for marijuana should Great Barrington have?

How many shops for  marijuana should Great Barrington have?

GREAT BARRINGTON— The town may have signed a number of host community agreements with several retail marijuana enterprises, but that doesn’t mean they will all make it through the state’s vetting process. Responding to resident concerns and approved vote from the May annual town meeting, members of the Planning Board and selectboard met last week […]

Southern District school moves toward district consolidation

Southern District school moves toward district consolidation

EGREMONT — While most Southern Berkshire school committee members stopped short of expressing support for a consolidation with Berkshire Hills Regional School District, all 10 committee members agreed that there’s no reason not to open up a dialogue. “I don’t like talking,” school committee Vice Chairman Jon Bruno retorted at the committee’s Thursday meeting. “But […]

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