Egremont group organizing to go plastic-free in October

Egremont group organizing to go plastic-free in October

EGREMONT — For the last six months, Hinda Bodinger has been attempting to live a plastic-free life. An Egremont resident and a guest of the town’s Green Committee, Bodinger has taken a personal pledge to reduce her use of all single-use plastic bags, bottles and packaging in her daily life. Now, she’s sending out the […]

Egremont voters approve 3% tax on marijuana sales

Egremont voters approve 3% tax on marijuana sales

EGREMONT — Town residents nearly unanimously voted in favor to adopt a 3-percent gross sales tax applicable to cannabis retailers at Tuesday’s special town meeting. Of the 1,007 registered voters, 108 were in attendance at the fire station at the Sept. 17 special town meeting, according to Egremont Town Clerk Juliette Haas. A quorum of […]

Egremont appoints 2 delegates to schools consolidation panel

Egremont appoints 2 delegates to schools consolidation panel

EGREMONT—The neighboring school districts of Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire have made it clear that formal discussions of a potential district merger will begin this fall. Currently, municipalities are selecting representatives who will have a seat at the table in the town-centric conversations toward consolidation. In Egremont, George McGurn, current select board chairman, and Tom […]

Egremont School reopens after two years

Egremont School reopens after two years

EGREMONT — Following a two-year hiatus, South Egremont School opened its doors to incoming kindergarten students. Wednesday marked the first day of school for students in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District (SBRSD), including the enrollment of nine students in the kindergarten program at the two-room schoolhouse built in 1880. Undermountain Elementary School, New Marlborough […]

Southern school district letter welcomes consolidation talks

Southern school district letter welcomes consolidation talks

SHEFFIELD — In an attempt to create a unified response, the five towns that make up the Southern Berkshire Regional School District will send a letter with their intentions of entering potential merger discussions with the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. Representatives from Alford, Egremont, New Marlborough, Monterey and Sheffield came together for a roundtable […]

Speeding motorists still remain the major concern for Egremont

Speeding motorists still remain the major concern for Egremont

EGREMONT — The select board has said it, the police department has said it, and citizens are saying it, too: speeding in the village center is one of Egremont residents’ biggest concerns for their town. Although the number of speeding-related arrests are up in Egremont in the last month, Egremont Police Officer Hans Carlson said […]

Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont police chief

Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont  police chief

EGREMONT — Great Barrington Patrolman Jason LaForest has been named Egremont’s new police chief pending contract negotiations. He will begin serving as the town’s latest police chief t on July 1, becoming the town’s third police chief. The Police Chief Search Committee members present at last week’s select board meeting all said the same thing: […]

Thanks, but no thanks, say Egremont residents about church ‘donation’

Thanks, but no thanks, say Egremont residents about church ‘donation’

EGREMONT — The congregation of the First Congregational Church of South Egremont had hoped to donate the historic church building to the town for use as a community center, but after underwhelming reception from the community, the congregation decided to withdraw the donation from the town warrant. The congregation’s decision comes after a disappointing turnout […]

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