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 […]

Lenox to hold candidate forum for 3 seeking select board seat

Lenox to hold candidate forum for 3 seeking select board seat

LENOX — Three candidates are vying for the open select board seat, but before the community casts their ballost, they’ll have a chance to meet them at a candidates forum, Monday, April 8. The forum, hosted by the Mondays with Me Coffee Hour at the Lenox Community Center, will give voters an opportunity to familiarize […]

Lenox ZBA tells 8 innkeepers rentals appeal missed deadline

Lenox ZBA tells 8 innkeepers rentals appeal missed deadline

LENOX — Eight innkeepers hoping the Zoning Board of Appeals would crack down on short-term rentals will have to begin the appeals process over after the board unanimously agreed their initial appeal had not been filed within the appropriate amount of time. Attorney Jeffrey Lynch, who represents the innkeepers, argued that the town has allowed […]

Lenox voters in May will decide marijuana bylaw

Lenox voters in May will decide marijuana bylaw

By Joel Williams LENOX — The Planning Board voted unanimously to send its newly minted recreational marijuana bylaw to town meeting in May. The board met at the Lenoxdale Fire Company Jan. 23 to gauge opinion in the ‘Dale, the area in town which has historically been the most opposed to cannabis-related issues. The most […]

Lenox meeting rehashes options for GE’s PCBs clean-up proposal

Lenox meeting rehashes options for GE’s PCBs clean-up proposal

LENOX —Just about everyone agrees that PCBs in the Housatonic River are harmful to the environment and to people. That’s not news.But what to do with them once they’ve been dredged from the river bottom is a constant source of debate. A Dec. 3 meeting in the Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial High School, along […]

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

Lenox’s Hunter saves the day for Pittsfield Post 68

By Ethan Winter PITTSFIELD—Lenox’s Noah Hunter had barely pitched all year after suffering an injury that knocked him out for the rest of the high school season, but by the way he pitched Tuesday afternoon, you wouldn’t have known it. “I haven’t pitched in awhile and I was a little nervous going into it but as I […]

Baseball in the Berkshires open satellite exhibit in Lenox

Baseball in the Berkshires open satellite exhibit in Lenox

LENOX — On a miserable rainy Saturday afternoon, Lenox resident Jessica Cote and her family walked through the doors of the Lenox Historical Society to visit the brand new History of Baseball in Lenox satellite exhibit put on by the Baseball in the Berkshires Museum. “I think it’s important, it might not be down, all […]

Lenox Planning Board considers Housatonic St. solar development

Lenox Planning Board considers Housatonic St. solar development

LENOX — The Planning Board met Tuesday with representatives from Syncarpha Capital, a New York-based firm specializing in solar power, to consider the possibility of creating an overlay district to accommodate a $10-million, 7 megawatt solar project. The site in question is a 48-acre lot off of Housatonic Street by Mountain View Cemetery. 25 acres […]