Escaping vaping

Escaping vaping

GREAT BARRINGTON — What if, instead of substances, youth could be redirected to rock climbing? That’s the hope for Railroad Street Youth Project. The Great Barrington-based organization has partnered with Adventure Recovery to provide a recovery-focused program, guiding people between the ages of 14 and 25, through the external and internal wilderness. Utilizing outdoor skills […]

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

Alford voters reject school budget in symbolic gesture

ALFORD — Select board member Peggy Rae Hendon-Wilson said she hoped that voters’ symbolic rejection of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget would send a clear message to the district: something has to give. “We have always supported you. You could not find a town which has been more supportive,” Hendon-Wilson said, addressing the […]

Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A volatile May 3 fire that destroyed a single-family Swamp Road home has been deemed accidental. Firefighters responded to 18 Swamp Road in West Stockbridge on May 3 after the owner of the property phoned in a report of thick smoke at 10:30 p.m. The property owner, which according to assessor’s records […]

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

GREAT BARRINGTON — An organic outdoor cannabis cultivation facility is proposed for the land adjacent to the solar farm on Van Deusenville Road. If greenlighted, it will be the third outdoor cultivation operation in Berkshire County. The Tier 10 outdoor cultivation facility would be located on 5.78 acres and would operate seasonally. In addition to […]

Barrington Cottage St. bridge closed for repairs until 2023

Barrington Cottage St. bridge closed for repairs until 2023

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Cottage Street bridge will remain closed to traffic until 2023 when the state releases money to replace the 84-year-old bridge. Earlier this year, Massachusetts Department of Transportation designated $5 million in state transportation funds after the bridge failed an inspection, according to their report. On Monday, the Great Barrington Selectboard voted […]

Pittsfield man dies at Youth Turkey Hunt Day in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— A joint investigation is under way after a 44-year-old Pittsfield man was shot and killed during the annual Youth Turkey Hunt Day. The man, which police have identified as Christopher Puntin, succumbed to his injuries after sustaining a shotgun wound in a wooded area on Monument Valley Road on Saturday. A preliminary investigation […]

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