Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

Rest of River Committee to enter into mediation

By Joel Williams The Rest of River Municipal Committee will be formally entering into mediation with General Electric to resolve issues surrounding the cleanup of the Housatonic River watershed. “The EPA has strongly suggested to the five communities involved, that is Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield, that we enter into a non-binding mediation […]

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

LEE — The first prospective marijuana retailer in town has eyes on a location on Housatonic Street, within sight of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Canna Provisions Inc. hopes to operate the first adult-use marijuana retail storefront at 220 Housatonic Street, currently occupied by Southern States Auto Sales. The site neighbors the Lee Dunkin’ Donuts location. The […]

Medical marijuana bylaw vote expected at special town meeting

Medical marijuana bylaw vote expected at special town meeting

LEE — Special town meeting voters will have the opportunity to decide where future medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate. A vote on the bylaw amendment recommended by the planning board is tentatively set to take place sometime in January. The bylaw has nothing to do with regulating or zoning recreational marijuana facilities […]

Lee, Pittsfield included in Amazon headquarters proposals

Lee, Pittsfield included in Amazon headquarters proposals

Sites in Lee and Pittsfield are among the 26 locations in Massachusetts hoping to host Amazon’s much sought after second North American headquarters. The online shopping giant expects to invest $5 billion and bring nearly 50,000 high-paying jobs to the site of its second headquarters, which it is calling HQ2, according to a release announcing […]

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

Forest Street reopens; Polito, Pignatelli, Hinds tout infrastructure

By Cory Willey LEE — Once a pothole-ridden roadway loathed by residents and town officials alike, Forest Street is now fully repaired and more pristine than any road in town. On Sept. 26 state and local officials celebrated the much-anticipated project completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, offering praise for those who worked to see […]

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

LEE — The Planning Board has submitted an application for a Smart Growth Overlay District that would allow for residential and commercial development at the Eagle Mill site. If accepted by the state and by district representatives at town meeting, the overlay district could pave the way for Mill Renaissance LLC’s planned $60 million to $70 […]