Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

HOUSATONIC — After a half-century in business along Route 183 in Housatonic, the Risingdale Cafe is closing its doors. Longtime customers, friends and family members said their goodbyes to the local bar and eatery during its final day of business, Sunday, Dec. 22. Second-generation owner Gloria Jean “GJ” Hadsell has decided to close up shop […]

Town seeking ways to keep key bridges open during repairs

Town seeking ways to keep key bridges open during repairs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Instead of crossing the bridge when they’ve come to it, town officials have taken a more proactive approach in bridge maintenance and repairs. Great Barrington Town Manager Mark Pruhenski and Department of Public Works Superintendent Sean Van Deusen recently met with staff at the Lenox office of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation […]

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 […]

Barrington, Lee pot contracts under probe by federal grand jury

The host community agreements between two Southern Berkshire County municipalities and retail recreational marijuana enterprises are being investigated by a federal grand jury. Although it’s unclear how many communities are being probed as a spokesperson from the U.S. Attorney’s office has stated, “We must decline comment,” regarding the investigation, both Great Barrington and Lee have […]

Sheffield planners, public asked to approve microbusiness for pot

Sheffield planners, public asked  to approve microbusiness for pot

SHEFFIELD — A proposed cannabis microbusiness could soon occupy the former location of the Sunrise Diner along Route 7 in Sheffield. R & R Ventures, represented by Robert Cohen, presented the Sheffield Select Board its plans to expand the current 936 square-foot building into a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing site at the board’s Oct. 21 […]

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