Wildcats steamroll through Mahar

ORANGE — Throughout the first four games of the Lee football season, coach Keith Thomson referred to that stretch as a gauntlet, something the Wildcats had to get through as best they could before the playoff push could begin. Finishing the stretch at 1-3, it was clear to the Wildcats their postseason hopes would be […]

135 students in Lee celebrate Walk and Roll to School Day

135 students in Lee celebrate Walk and Roll to School Day

LEE — More than 130 Lee Elementary School students walked to school on Wednesday morning, trekking over a mile through the downtown area in rainy conditions, as part of a local, national and global effort to promote healthier habits and pedestrian safety for kids. Beginning at 8 a.m. in the town park, students, teachers and […]

Proposed cannabis growing site could be the final of six in Lee

Proposed cannabis growing site could be the final of six in Lee

LEE — A proposed marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility could be the sixth and final of its kind in the town, pending approval from the necessary municipal boards. Harsh Patel, manager of Green Theory Cultivation LLC, presented a proposal to construct a 12,000 square-foot “hybrid greenhouse structure” facility at 845 Pleasant St., to the Select […]

Wildcats sputter in loss to Hoosac

Wildcats sputter in loss to Hoosac

LEE — In the run-and-gun spread offense era of football which has permeated all levels of the game, teams Western Massachusetts have been slow to adapt. Two shining examples of sticking to the basics are the Lee Wildcats and Hoosac Valley Hurricanes, who met up Friday night in a rematch of last season’s Division VIII […]

Lee’s schools superintendent Eberwein quits as of December

Lee’s schools superintendent Eberwein quits as of December

LEE — The town’s school district will soon be looking for a new superintendent. Lee Public Schools Superintendent Jake Eberwein announced that he would be resigning– effective the first week of December– to the school committee meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Serving as superintendent for the district in a part-time role since November 2017, […]

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

Lee couple to take their taste buds on a trek

LEE — Each year, student loan debt continues to rise. Now reaching the highest it has ever been, the U.S. has more than 44 million borrowers that owe over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. An annual report by online student loan marketplace, Student Loan Hero, shows that the […]

Eagle Mill project awarded $400,000 in historic tax funds

Eagle Mill project awarded $400,000 in historic tax funds

LEE — Developers have cleared one more hurdle in the estimated $60 million redevelopment of the Eagle Mill complex after securing $400,000 of historic rehabilitation tax credit funds. Under contract since 2012 and acquired in 2017, Eagle Mill Redevelopment LLC has had its sights set on restoring the mill back to a prominent place in […]

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