CodeRED test set for Wednesday in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON — The town will conduct a test of the CodeRED emergency alert system on Wednesday, March 25, at noon, said Town Manager Mark Pruhenski.Residents who have signed up for the CodeRED alert system can expect test emails, texts and/or an automated phone call on Wednesday. The test is intended to make sure that […]

Great Barrington lifts town water bottle ban and suspends ‘non-essential’ meetings

Great Barrington lifts town water bottle ban and suspends ‘non-essential’ meetings

GREAT BARRINGTON — Until further notice, the town has suspended board and committee meetings deemed “non-essential” and has lifted its town-wide ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles until Thursday, April 30. In response to the state Declaration of Emergency issued by Gov. Charlie Baker this week, the town has stepped up preventive […]

Lee school district makes preparations for coronavirus

Lee school district makes preparations for coronavirus

LEE — The Lee Public School District is making contingency plans for all possibilities regarding how the coronavirus outbreak could affect the remainder of the school year. New Lee Superintendent Michael Richard informed the school committee during its meeting on Tuesday, March 10 that the district is monitoring the situation regarding the virus and will […]

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns  to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

LENOX — The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with General Electric that will clean up the Housatonic River while funneling $54.5 million to five Southern Berkshire towns and establish a toxic disposal site on the Lee/Lenox line. A formal announcement was delivered Monday, Feb. 10 at the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, located […]

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and meetings that included disapproving outcries from neighbors, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing business has withdrawn its application to set up shop in Housatonic — for now.Fulcrum Enterprises LLC’s legal representation, attorney Kathleen McCormick of Great Barrington-based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 […]

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