Lenox schedules spring sidewalk renovations

Lenox schedules spring sidewalk renovations

LENOX — Residents along five town streets will see renovated sidewalks come springtime when a town-funded infrastructure project commences.  Sidewalks along Cliffwood, Housatonic, Hubbard, Tucker and Walker streets will either be replaced or repaired under the planned scope of the work. The town hired Pittsfield-based civil engineering firm Foresight Land Services to design sidewalk repairs […]

Lenox identifies final three candidates in superintendent search

Lenox identifies final three candidates in superintendent search

LENOX — The superintendent search that was launched in November has been narrowed down to the final three candidates with the job-seekers set to be interviewed publicly on Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4. Two dozen candidates submitted applications vying for the position. In October, former Lenox Public Schools Superintendent Kimberly Merrick resigned from […]

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

EPA reaches $54 million deal with GE, 5 towns  to clean up toxic PCBs from Housatonic River

LENOX — The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with General Electric that will clean up the Housatonic River while funneling $54.5 million to five Southern Berkshire towns and establish a toxic disposal site on the Lee/Lenox line. A formal announcement was delivered Monday, Feb. 10 at the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, located […]

Lenox will explore electronic voting option for town meetings

Lenox will explore electronic voting option for town meetings

LENOX — When nearly 600 registered voters attended the annual town meeting this past May, a secret ballot vote took more than 30 minutes to complete, according to Town Clerk Kerry Sullivan. The lengthy process of hand-counting ballots has been the protocol way of tallying votes in an open town meeting form of government, specifically […]

New owners continue legacy at Loeb’s Foodtown

New owners continue legacy at Loeb’s Foodtown

LENOX — Inside Loeb’s Foodtown, the names “Leslie B,” “Big Jim” and the “Itallian Stallion” hang above the deli counter like Hall of Fame athletes. Each sandwich, crafted for and named after family members of longtime store owner Earl Albert, has come along during the 51-year ownership of the store by Albert and his wife, […]

Lenox voters asked to decide fate of short-term rentals, pot stores ban

Lenox voters asked to decide fate of short-term rentals, pot stores ban

LENOX — Back-to-back hearings spurred an impassioned debate at the Planning Board Tuesday night. The hearings were the result of two citizen petitions; one proposing the prohibition of operating any recreational marijuana enterprises in Lenox and another that created language for short-term rentals to be included in the Lenox’s zoning bylaw. The key purpose of […]

Statewide Artweek initiative returns to Berkshire County

Statewide Artweek initiative returns to Berkshire County

LENOX—A week-long, statewide festival centered around arts and creativity has returned to Berkshire County. What started as a Boston-based event, produced by the Boch Center as a way to strengthen the creative economy in 2013 has expanded across the commonwealth with hundreds of events taking place over the course of a week. This year, the […]

Lenox panel to offer alternatives to plastic straws, not a ban

LENOX — When it comes to local solutions to the growing plastic pollution problem, the environmental committee isn’t grasping at straws. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Lenox Environmental Committee discussed steps it could take to lessen the local impact that plastic straws have on the environment. The U.S. used roughly 390 million straws each […]