State ethics panel charges West Stockbridge fire chief with conflict of interest law

State ethics panel charges West Stockbridge fire chief with conflict of interest law

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — The enforcement division of the state Ethics Commission has filed an order to show cause alleging that the town’s fire chief and former select board member had perpetrated multiple conflict of interest law violations. According to a release distributed by the commission, West Stockbridge Fire Chief Peter Skorput allegedly voted to reappoint […]

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

Berkshire Playwrights Lab fundraises to continue elevating new voices, talent

GREAT BARRINGTON — For 12 years, Berkshire Playwrights Lab has offered established writers, as well as emerging ones, a creative environment to develop their work. And though this year’s season has wrapped, the nonprofit has begun fundraising to continue seeing its mission through for its 13th season. Founded in 2007 by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, […]

Legal Notices: Week of 04-26-2019

Berkshire Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 442-6941  Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Docket No. BE19P0289EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Olivia Ladd Gilliam Date of Death: 08/08/1993             To all interested persons: A petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment […]

Legal Notices: Week of 02-22-19

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Berkshire Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF CONSERVATOR’S ACCOUNT Docket No. BE14P0388PM In the matter of: Ronald Cowdrey Of: Sandisfield, MA Protected Person​/​Disabled Person​/​Respondent      To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, you are hereby […]

First phase of Powerhouse Square nears completion

First phase of Powerhouse Square nears completion

GREAT BARRINGTON — The future home of the Berkshire Co-op Market is expected to be open for business in early spring as construction for the first phase of $30 million Powerhouse Square development on downtown Bridge Street nears completion. The co-op’s new location will be the first time that a space was designed for the […]

Egremont loses 10th policeman in last two years

Egremont loses 10th policeman in last two years

EGREMONT — Tyler Race, a part-time police officer and former Egremont Police Chief, submitted a one-sentence resignation letter to the select board last month. Race had been on personal leave since December. “Please be advised I will not be returning from my leave of absence, subsequently constituting my resignation in accordance with the Egremont Personnel […]

So. Berkshire School District feels it’s being short-changed by state funding calculations

So. Berkshire School District feels it’s being short-changed by state funding calculations

By Hannah ShirleySHEFFIELD — Following budget frustrations, representatives from the five member towns of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District agreed that if they were going to get the attention of the state they needed a plan of action. “We need to do some advocacy for this group, because we are slipping through the cracks,” […]

Exploring what if Du Bois met Wharton

Exploring what if Du Bois met Wharton

By Hannah Shirley What would have happened if W.E.B. Du Bois and Edith Wharton, two of the Berkshires’ greatest minds, had met in 1910 and been able to see each other without race? That’s the question Brooklyn playwright Emily DeVoti asks in her play, ‘Beyond the Veil.’ A stage reading of ‘Beyond the Veil’ will […]

Egremont board clears ‘wire-tapping’ officer accused by police chief

Egremont  board clears ‘wire-tapping’ officer accused by police chief

Selectman McGurn asked to release confidential minutes of probe to dispel invention of ‘fake facts’ By Hannah Shirley EGREMONT — In a complaint filed with the selectboard last June, Police Chief Erik Josephson accused full-time Officer Hans Carlson of creating audio recordings of people without their consent, a criminal violation of Massachusetts Wire Tap Law. […]

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