Egremont Select Board conducts budget negotiations

Egremont Select Board conducts budget negotiations

EGREMONT – Last spring, registered voters approved $48,000 in funding to pave the expansive dirt parking lot in front of Town Hall. While that round of funding covered the first phase of the project, the town is now returning to taxpayers with a $70,000 proposal to finish the job. At Egremont’s annual Town Meeting on […]

Egremont Select Board meets with MassDOT

Egremont Select Board meets with MassDOT

EGREMONT — The town’s Select Board met with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this week to discuss a proposal for major road renovations along State Routes 23 and 41. During a morning meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Egremont Free Library, Select Board members, Chairperson George McGurn and Lucinda Fenn-Vermeulen discussed plans […]

Friends of Smiley’s Pond unhappy with MassDOT fix to turtle bridge

Friends of Smiley’s Pond unhappy with MassDOT fix to turtle bridge

EGREMONT — Ari Zorn wants to see an endangered species of turtle strive under the recent preservation efforts being made at Mill Pond, locally known as Smiley’s Pond. But instead, Zorn and members of Egremont’s Conservation Commission are calling for Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to remediate their layout of riprap that was recently placed […]

Vaping ban lifted, new restrictions introduced

Vaping ban lifted, new restrictions introduced

EGREMONT — New restrictions on the sale of flavored vaping products have ousted them out of several stores across the commonwealth. And starting next summer, consumers won’t be able to buy any flavored tobacco products — including menthol cigarettes — just anywhere in the Berkshires. The state’s Public Health Council approved new regulations that places […]

SVNA Home Assistance holds open house at new office Jan. 6

SVNA Home Assistance holds open house at new office Jan. 6

SVNA Home Assistance, the private duty arm of Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association has opened an additional location in Sheffield. SVNA Home Assistance has provided non-medical homecare to residents of Northwestern Connecticut since 2012. And on Dec. 1, it crossed the state line and opened its doors in Southern Berkshire County. SVNA Home Assistance is a […]

Two districts’ consolidation plan conceived as not legal

EGREMONT — The regional school districts of Southern Berkshire and Berkshire Hills are attempting to do something yet to be accomplished in the Commonwealth: consolidate. In uncharted territory, the road less traveled toward a potential district merger just got a little more bumpy. The legality of the consolidation process, however, was brought up at the […]

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 […]

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