Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech – App Only

Stifling Lee defense shuts out Franklin Tech – App Only

By Matthew Tonis LEE — In their opening week victory over Turners Falls, the Lee Wildcats had a tough time getting started. Against Franklin Tech, it wasn’t the start that troubled them, it was everything after. That is, until the fourth quarter. The Wildcats shut out the Franklin Tech Eagles 22-0, scoring 15 points in […]

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires – App Only

HELP WANTED: South county businesses have trouble finding new hires – App Only

By Theodore Nappo GREAT BARRINGTON — Carr Hardware, along with other southern Berkshire businesses, are having difficulty finding and retaining young employees. In many storefronts in Great Barrington there sits “Help Wanted” or “Accepting Applications” signs. In the Berkshires, especially, there is trouble finding stable employees who are both experienced and motivated. “I think every […]

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves – App Only

Edible froggies fairly leaping off the shelves – App Only

By Theodore Nappo MILL RIVER — The Mill River General Store has sold edible cannabis gummy candies since June. These candies, called On the Go Froggies are manufactured in the shape of a frog and contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is a naturally occurring cannabinoid from the cannabis plant. The manufacturer is Green Roads World, which […]

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents – App only

Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents  – App only

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures. Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency. Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few […]

Late surge leads Monument over Pathfinder – App Only

Late surge leads Monument over Pathfinder – App Only

GREAT BARRINGTON — For Pete Wilson, Friday night was a moment five decades in the making. In his first game as head coach of the Monument Mountain Spartans, he earned his first career win in comeback fashion, as the Spartans topped the Pathfinder Pioneers 39-26. “I had no idea what to expect,” Wilson said. “I’m […]

Select board considers issuing more beer-and-wine licenses

Select board considers issuing more beer-and-wine licenses

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — The Select Board is considering a move that would make four more beer-and-wine licenses available for retailers in town, which package-store owners contend has high stakes when existing licenses might be worth $50,000 each. Owners from most of the town’s eight package stores said they opposed the change. These […]

State order in place, but tests say village water safe

State order in place, but tests say village water safe

By Christopher McDermott HOUSATONIC — Housatonic Water Works say they’ve taken action after an Aug. 10 letter from the state Department of Environmental Protection declared them in noncompliance with drinking water regulations related to chlorine contact. Tests, by the state and the company, have shown the water to be safe to drink, but some residents […]

Ramsdell report calls for focus on arts, youth, collaborative spaces

Ramsdell report calls for focus on arts, youth, collaborative spaces

By Christopher McDermott HOUSATONIC — The Ramsdell Library should strive to offer something unique, with a smaller circulating collection but more collaborative space and services focused on arts, local history and youth programming, according to a report by consultants hired to study the 100-year-old historic library. “Housatonic, a former mill town, has lost most of […]

Housatonic School reps, BCC talk plans for collaborative workspace grants

Housatonic School reps, BCC talk plans for collaborative workspace grants

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — The Select Board voted to endorse four different plans seeking state funding toward collaborative workspaces for small businesses, including proposals from the new owners of the former Country Curtains factory and planners for the Housatonic School. Town planner Christopher Rembold explained, “MassDevelopment supports small planning for actual workspace grants […]