Lenox schedules spring sidewalk renovations

Lenox schedules spring sidewalk renovations

LENOX — Residents along five town streets will see renovated sidewalks come springtime when a town-funded infrastructure project commences.  Sidewalks along Cliffwood, Housatonic, Hubbard, Tucker and Walker streets will either be replaced or repaired under the planned scope of the work. The town hired Pittsfield-based civil engineering firm Foresight Land Services to design sidewalk repairs […]

New Marlborough residents seek zoning changes

New Marlborough residents seek zoning changes

NEW MARLBOROUGH — A proposal put forth by a group of residents to amend the town’s zoning bylaws will appear on the warrant at the annual town meeting on Monday, May 4. A petition authored by resident Lucinda Shmulsky that seeks to give taxpayers greater say in New Marlborough’s special permit zoning will be up […]

Lenox identifies final three candidates in superintendent search

Lenox identifies final three candidates in superintendent search

LENOX — The superintendent search that was launched in November has been narrowed down to the final three candidates with the job-seekers set to be interviewed publicly on Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4. Two dozen candidates submitted applications vying for the position. In October, former Lenox Public Schools Superintendent Kimberly Merrick resigned from […]

Southern Berkshire school committee renews superintendent’s contract

Southern Berkshire school committee renews superintendent’s contract

SHEFFIELD — Southern Berkshire School District Superintendent Beth Regulbuto will lead the district for three more years after the Southern Berkshire School Committee voted unanimously to extend her contract during the board’s meeting. Regulbuto’s original three-year deal was set to expire at the end of the school year, and the district was required to let […]

Sandisfield secures new round of road funding

Sandisfield secures new round of road funding

SANDISFIELD — Drivers used to a bumpy ride on Route 57 in Sandisfield will see some relief this spring when a portion of the road is mended thanks to state funding, but town officials say a critical stretch of road will remain in rough shape until more funding is secured. The town received a $2 […]

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns  to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

LENOX — The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with General Electric that will clean up the Housatonic River while funneling $54.5 million to five Southern Berkshire towns and establish a toxic disposal site on the Lee/Lenox line. A formal announcement was delivered Monday, Feb. 10 at the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, located […]

First coworking space to open in Great Barrington next month

First coworking space to open in Great Barrington next month

GREAT BARRINGTON — Local freelancers and consultants fed up with working out of bustling coffee shops have a new option here as the town’s first coworking space is set to open next month. Established by co-founders Kendra Smallwood and Emma Blair, the membership-only, “Coworking GB”, is housed on the second floor of the distinctive blue […]

The Southfield Store owner raises concerns about parking

The Southfield Store owner raises concerns about parking

SOUTHFIELD — A dispute over the enforcement of a “No Parking” sign has a local business owner up in arms. The Southfield Store proprietor Peter Platt brought his complaints to the New Marlborough Select Board during its meeting this week. The restaurant has its own designated parking lot across the street from the Norfolk Road […]