Task force gains South County member with Michael Wise

Task force gains South County member with Michael Wise

GREAT BARRINGTON — Michael Wise, the chairman of the town Democratic Committee, has joined the Berkshire County Education Task Force. “Education is an important issue to the county,” Wise said, explaining his reasoning for joining in an April 11 interview. Wise was invited to join the task force by Chairman John Hockridge. Recent efforts by […]

Annual youth conference inspires Berkshire County students to lead

Annual youth conference inspires Berkshire County students to lead

HANCOCK — As high schoolers from across Berkshire County filed into their seats, coffee and pastries in hand, local author and activist Ty Allen Jackson began his speech. “Do what betters humanity, do what gives you joy… do what pisses people off,” Jackson said. “Doing is essential to being successful.” Jackson, a Bronx, New York […]

Education task force readies for April data collection

Education task force readies for April data collection

The Berkshire County Education Task Force now has content for their upcoming regional meetings, thanks to the District Management Group, the company they have contracted for the second phase of their countywide education study. During an early morning March 18 meeting, the task force met with Dr. Karla Brooks Baehr, a senior advisor and consultant […]

Barrington medical marijuana facility clears major state hurdle

Barrington medical marijuana facility clears major state hurdle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The first medical marijuana dispensary for Berkshire County has received a final certificate of registration from the state Department of Public Health and could be open for business as soon as June, its owners says. Theory Wellness, Inc. is already building a 2,450-square-foot building housing the dispensary at 394 Stockbridge Road, on […]

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church

Clinton Church restoration commemorates 130th anniversary of church Members and supporters of the Clinton Church Restoration project invite the public to gather on Monday, Feb. 6, at noon in front of the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington, to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the dedication of the church. […]

Trove of lost sports photos discovered

Trove of lost sports photos discovered

LEE — Few things are more exciting than finding buried treasure. But, in a manner of speaking, that’s exactly what Deidre “Dee” Consolati found one day when she was rummaging around at the family home on Circular Avenue in an effort to clean it in advance of its sale. Discovered in cinder-dusted boxes behind a […]

After four years, airport still hopes for a simple deck

After four years, airport still hopes for a simple deck

GREAT BARRINGTON — How long does it take to build a deck and a ramp for the handicapped on a 740-square-foot office building? More than four years, if you’re the Great Barrington Airport. That was the upshot at the most recent Select Board meeting, as the board voted for the second time to send a […]

Legal Notices – Week of 02/03/17

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 Docket No. BE16P0221EA INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE Estate of: Raymond J Choquette Date of Death: April 2, 2016 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Laurie Basinait of Copake, NY and Kimberly Choquette of […]

Mt. Everett hangs on to claim victory over Wildcats

Mt. Everett hangs on to claim victory over Wildcats

LEE — A 28 point fourth quarter wasn’t quite enough as the Lee Wildcats (1-10) just fell short in their comeback attempt as the Mt. Everett Eagles (5-8) held on to win 55-54 Monday night in Lee. The Wildcats were led by Julian Nejaime who scored a game high 16 points including a huge three […]