Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Unless they they can get more than is currently on the table in state budget talks, the Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority will be weighing increased fares and reduced services. At a public meeting at the Great Barrington Fire Department on April 11, BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati explained the possible […]

Legal Notices: Week of 4/20/2018

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT 44 BANK ROW PITTSFIELD, MA 01201 (413) 442-6941 DOCKET NO. BE18P0249EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Michael T. Platt Date of Death: 01/08/2018 To all interested persons a Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been […]

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

Great Barrington budget tax hikes, cuts causing concerns

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — With a budget that town leadership has called “a squeeze,” townspeople voiced competing concerns about tax hikes and service cuts as the select board and Finance Committee gave their recommendations at the annual public budget hearing on April 4. “We’re squeezing a little because we have to,” Select Chairman […]

W.E.B. Du Bois legacy committee hopes to rename middle school

W.E.B.  Du Bois legacy committee hopes to rename middle school

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— W.E.B. Du Bois’s 150th birthday and an accompanying festival has passed, but a committee focusing on his legacy hopes to have a statue, school or street in the civil rights icon’s hometown bear his name. The Du Bois legacy committee, co-chaired by Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant of BRIDGE and Randy Weinstein of […]

Legal Notices: Week of 3/30/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Berkshire Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 442-6941 Docket No. BE18P0185EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Pamela A. Bailey Date of Death: 08/13/2017 To all interested persons a Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been […]

Selectmen, finance panel reduce Barrington budget by $190,000

Selectmen, finance panel reduce Barrington budget by $190,000

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON—After accepting about $190,000 in reductions, the town’s Finance Committee and select board have settled on a fiscal year 2019 annual budget of about $11.3 million to present to a public hearing. At a budget workshop on March 19, Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin answered an earlier request to give the two […]

Legal Notices: Week of 3/23/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Berkshire Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF CONSERVATOR’S ACCOUNT Docket No. BE14P0388PM In the matter of: Ronald Cowdrey of Sandisfield, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, you are hereby notified pursuant to Rule 72 of the Supplemental […]

Legal Notices: Week of 3/16/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Berkshire Probate and Family Court 44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF CONSERVATOR Docket No. BE10P0226PM In the interests of: Gabriel W. Patel of Great Barrington, MA Respondent: Incapacitated Person​/​Protected Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition […]

O’Brien trucking company, town attorneys will enter negotiations

O’Brien trucking company, town attorneys will enter negotiations

GREAT BARRINGTON — As a second night of arguments drew to a close, the opposing attorneys representing trucking businessman Gary O’Brien and the town’s zoning enforcement officer each agreed to try negotiating terms to resolve a longstanding dispute over what is allowed at O’Brien’s Roger Road property. O’Brien’s attorney Paul Feldmen had been arguing before […]

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