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 […]

Vermeulen throws hat in ring for Egremont selectmen seat

Vermeulen throws hat in ring for Egremont selectmen seat

EGREMONT — Lucinda Vermeulen, who has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, prefers to call Egremont “strong and beautiful” as opposed to “small and beautiful.” “I still want it to be small,” she clarified. “But I want it to be vital, and to have more than what we offer right […]

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

EGREMONT — The Planning Board fully intended to vote to propose a ban on all marijuana businesses Tuesday night — it was the only reason they had called the meeting in the first place. However, after two hours of discussion, the board adjourned without a decision. Planning Board member Jared Kelly was not at the […]

Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

EGREMONT — Carla Turner has been thinking about running for a seat on the select board for some time, but it never felt right to run against her brother-in-law, current board chairman Bruce Turner. When Turner announced he wouldn’t seek reelection, Carla Turner knew that now was her moment. “I want to be a little […]

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

EGREMONT — Police Chief Erik Josephson will appear before the select board in an open disciplinary hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Josephson confirmed he decided the hearing would be open rather than a closed executive session, but declined to comment further and directed inquiries to his attorney, who could not be reached at press […]

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