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 […]

State historic panel warns Eagle developer ‘not so fast’

State historic panel warns Eagle developer ‘not so fast’

LEE — The Eagle Mill Development Project has apparently come up against a potential roadblock issued  by the Massachusetts Historic Commission. However, the Eagle Mill developer, Jeffrey Cohen, sees this setback as a “bump in the road”, rather than a full roadblock. Brona Simon of the commission sent a letter to the Eagle Mills project […]

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

SHEFFIELD — Jon Bruno has been appointed to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s school committee. Bruno was officially appointed to fill the final open seat  by the appointing body  that consisted of two of the select board members from Sheffield and the three school committee members from Sheffield. The committee comprised David Smith, chairman […]