Parent petition seeks Regulbuto’s dismissal calling her a ‘liability’

Superintendent comes under fire, and contract discussions delayed or could be off the table SHEFFIELD — A school committee meeting scheduled for Thursday night could be met with pickets who are calling for the superintendent’s removal from the school district. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, a meeting for the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee was slated […]

Board of Health comes out against Fulcrum’s proposed pot grow field

Board of Health comes out against Fulcrum’s proposed pot grow field

GREAT BARRINGTON — Citing a lack of concrete evidence, members of the town’s Board of Health agreed to pass along a negative recommendation to the Selectboard regarding the proposed 80,000 square-foot marijuana cultivation development on Van Deusenville Road in Housatonic. At the board’s last meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, Michael Lanoue, chairperson of the board, […]

Pittsfield man struck, killed by a tractor-trailer truck

PITTSFIELD — A 73-year-old man was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck. On Monday at approximately 7:12 p.m., the individual was walking into the driveway of Unistress Corp., a manufacturer of precast concrete structures located at 550 Cheshire Road in Pittsfield, when he was struck by a 2019 tractor-trailer truck. The vehicle was […]

Turning the page on the past

Turning the page on the past

A Great Barrington artist is carving out space for Armenian women to contribute and evolve the practice of bookmaking. Suzi Banks Baum first travelled to Armenia on a trip with several journalists, led by award-winning National Geographic photojournalist John Stanmeyer, in March 2016. On the trip, Baum interviewed 25 women artists. “I was very curious […]

New Marlborough artists on exhibit

New Marlborough artists on exhibit

The perspectives of seven artists from New Marlborough have been crafted together into an invitational mixed media show that’s currently on display. Dozens flocked to the 22nd annual New Marlborough Artists Show on Friday for its opening reception at the Meeting House Gallery. The show provides a way to follow artists and their point of […]

Division Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely

Division Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic indefinitely

HOUSATONIC — Division Street bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic by Friday, Sept. 6, at the state Department of Transportation’s recommendation.Though the deteriorating bridge, built in 1950, has been on the town’s radar for some time, the recommended closure came as a bit of a surprise, said Great Barrington Town Manager Mark Pruhenski.A load […]

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

LEE — Each year, student loan debt continues to rise. Now reaching the highest it has ever been, the U.S. has more than 44 million borrowers that owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. An annual report by online student loan marketplace, Student Loan Hero, shows that the […]

Sixth annual Bike-N-Fly fundraises for rotary

Sixth annual Bike-N-Fly fundraises for rotary

By Matthew Tonis GREAT BARRINGTON — A plane sits idly on the runway behind John Benedict, the former president of the Rotary Club of Great Barrington. In front of him are about 85 cyclists, waiting for his signal. After thanking the participants and giving instruction and announcements about the day, at just about 9 a.m., […]

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