Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois is depicted in a mural on an alley wall off Railroad Street in Great Barrington. STOCKBRIDGE — In a 101-28 secret ballot, the last of the three-town Berkshire Hills Regional School District voted in support of the potential renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School to W.E.B. Du Bois Regional […]

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

School committee elects Burke as new chairperson

SHEFFIELD — Longtime educator Jane Burke of New Marlborough was elected chairperson of the Southern Berkshire School Committee by her colleagues at their meeting on Thursday. The final vote was 6-4, with members Art Battacchi and Dennis Sears, both of Sheffield, receiving two votes each. Burke replaces former chairman Ken Knox, who resigned from the school […]

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 […]