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 […]

Berkshire Hills budget approved by two boards

Berkshire Hills budget approved by two boards

GREAT BARRINGTON – Despite mixed review, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District budget received blessings from the finance committee and Select Board. BHRSD Superintendent Peter Dillon said he appreciated the shared recommendation. “I feel much more comfortable with their support,” he said. Three finance committee members recommended the budget, while one – Walter Atwood III […]

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 […]