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 […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana in Stockbridge’s downtown and all 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 recreational […]

Egremont voters turn down CPA for second time

Egremont voters turn down CPA for second time

By Cory Willey EGREMONT — For the second time in four years, in a vote that divided the select board from the town finance committee, the town has rejected the acceptance of the Community Preservation Act. After resident Richard Allen requested the CPA vote be moved up on Monday night’s special town meeting in order […]

DA candidates talk opiate crisis, reform, in Stockbridge

DA candidates talk opiate crisis, reform, in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — The three candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney argued over the opiate crisis, reform, and the looming 14-year legacy of David Capeless as DA at their final debate, as Capeless’ appointed successor tries to fend off two challengers in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary. “The DA’s office is still stuck in the 1980s […]