Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

Fulcrum withdraws its cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site proposal

GREAT BARRINGTON — After several months of continued public hearings and meetings that included disapproving outcries from neighbors, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business has withdrawn its application to set up shop in Housatonic — for now.Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s legal representation, attorney Kathleen McCormick of Great Barrington-based McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, submitted a request to […]

Sheffield opts to build new rather than renovate old property for upgraded highway garage

Sheffield opts to build new rather than renovate old property for upgraded highway garage

SHEFFIELD — A three-month municipal investigation into the potential purchase of a property for the use of housing a new highway garage has ended with the town declining the opportunity, citing excessive cost concerns. Situated at the intersection of Home Road and County Road, the four-acre parcel is currently owned by Pexco LLC, an Atlanta-based […]

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

MONTEREY — “Can you hear me now? How about now?” In Southern Berkshire County towns like Monterey, the answer is still “no.” But residents like Steven Weisz haven’t given up on having cell phone service in town just yet. For years, Weisz and other fellow members of the Monterey Select Board, have been working to […]

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

Legislation could move state away from use of glyphosate

GREAT BARRINGTON — A grassroots effort to reduce exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, has gained traction with two local boards planning to take up discussions around the use and application of the pesticide. This month, the town’s Board of Health and the Conservation Commission will separately discuss the use […]

Parent petition seeks Regulbuto’s dismissal calling her a ‘liability’

Superintendent comes under fire, and contract discussions delayed or could be off the table SHEFFIELD — A school committee meeting scheduled for Thursday night could be met with pickets who are calling for the superintendent’s removal from the school district. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, a meeting for the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee was slated […]

Wildcats steamroll through Mahar

ORANGE — Throughout the first four games of the Lee football season, coach Keith Thomson referred to that stretch as a gauntlet, something the Wildcats had to get through as best they could before the playoff push could begin. Finishing the stretch at 1-3, it was clear to the Wildcats their postseason hopes would be […]

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