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 […]

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 […]

Whistleblower sues So. District for retaliation to his complaint

Whistleblower sues So. District for retaliation to his complaint

SHEFFIELD — A parent and longtime employee of Southern Berkshire Regional School District has filed a lawsuit against his employer, claiming the district took “retaliatory action” against him when he raised concerns that the district failed to provide educational services to his son, and subsequent claims of contract breaches. The whistleblower and breach of contract […]

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 […]

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