Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

Democrats gather in Pittsfield to endorse Harrington

PITTSFIELD — On Monday, October 1, Maura Healey visited the Democratic Coordinated Headquarters of Pittsfield on North Street to endorse Andrea Harrington for Berkshire county District Attorney. Healey and Harrington were joined by other Democratic leaders from around the county, such as Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield and Tricia Farley-Bouvier member of the Massachusetts House […]

Offensive explosion leads Lee past Drury

Offensive explosion leads Lee past Drury

By Matthew Tonis LEE — For the first two weeks of their season, the Lee Wildcats were in search of a consistent offensive attack. Friday night, they finally found it. The Wildcats advanced to 3-0 on the young season, defeating the Drury Blue Devils 44-0 at home behind a stable of runners dominating on the […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate, and tax marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate, and tax marijuana

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana downtown and allow state-legal marijuana establishments in the Industrial Park district. Voters also approved a plan to tax recreational marijuana retail sales at 3 percent, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The local regulations for medical and […]

Berkshire Co-op seeks to sell wine and beer; stores object

Berkshire Co-op seeks to sell wine and beer; stores object

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshire Co-op Market has applied for a beer-and-wine license adding to the list of applicants while the Select Board considers issuing up to four more. And at the same time local liquor store owners have again voiced their objections to any loosening of local regulations on liquor licenses. […]

District attorney primary runner-up announces write-in campaign

District attorney primary runner-up announces write-in campaign

The incumbent Berkshire county district attorney, Paul Caccaviello, announced last week that he will seek to defeat Andrea Harrington in a write-in campaign this November. Harrington defeated Caccaviello and Judith Knight in the September Democratic primary earlier this month. Harrington defeated Caccaviello by three percentage points on the September 4 primary. Caccavielllo, however, is determined […]

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 […]