Sheffield declares school budget rise is ‘irresponsible’

Sheffield declares school budget rise is ‘irresponsible’

SHEFFIELD — Town officials were shocked to see a 3.8-percent increase in the preliminary Southern Berkshire Regional School District budget, said Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard. The proposed budget would result in a $164,168 increase for the town of Sheffield and a 27- cent increase to the town’s current tax rate, for an overall tax rate […]

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — With a budget that town leadership has called “a squeeze,” townspeople voiced competing concerns about tax hikes and service cuts as the select board and Finance Committee gave their recommendations at the annual public budget hearing on April 4. “We’re squeezing a little because we have to,” Select Chairman […]