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 […]

Egremont loses 10th policeman in last two years

Egremont loses 10th policeman in last two years

By Hannah Shirley 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 […]

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. […]

Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

STOCKBRIDGE — After hearing residents’ opinions on a traffic study designed to solve issues with the Main Street corridor, the select board moved to begin discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the matter. Town Administrator Danielle Fillio along with traffic engineer Juliet Locke of Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, will present an informal proposal […]

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

EGREMONT— Angered by Police Chief Erik Josephson’s published allegations that the town administration has pressured him to commit felonious acts, the Board of Selectmen has scheduled  a disciplinary hearing to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. At the Jan. 8 regular select board meeting, Vice Chairman George McGurn said the board’s concerns with Josephson’s […]

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