Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

Edelman won’t seek reelection for another term in Monterey

MONTEREY — After three years on the select board, Carol Edelman will not seek reelection. Edelman, who currently serves as the chairperson, said overall she has enjoyed her time working in town hall, and she has been proud to undertake a number of significant projects while on the board. Recent personality conflicts between the newest […]

Monterey residents get to tour $3 million library renovation

MONTEREY—The library in town is entering a new chapter on its more than $3 million renovation project. The process has been several years in the making and on Monday, townspeople were guided through the expanded building. The library originally opened in 1891 and moved to 452 Main Road in 1931. The building was designed with […]

Monterey selectman accuses colleague of conflict of interest

Monterey selectman accuses colleague of conflict of interest

By Hannah Shirley MONTEREY — After town officials publicly butted heads over the recording of meetings last week, the select board implemented a policy regulating the way the audio recordings are stored. At a Jan. 18 meeting, administrative assistant Melissa Noe alleged verbal and physical harassment against Select Board member Don Coburn. According to Noe’s […]

Monterey will meet with MBI again about broadband plans

Monterey will meet with MBI again about broadband plans

MONTEREY — Town leaders agreed to a March 15 deadline for coming back to the state’s Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) with plans for moving forward in a broadband installation plan likely revolving around Berkshires-based startup Fiber Connect. The town still hopes to get a $1.2 million state grant towards it getting it a fully-connected network. […]

SBRSD School Committee votes on schools

SBRSD School Committee votes on schools

SHEFFIELD — The Southern Berkshire Regional School Committee has voted in favor of pursuing the closure of the Monterey School and the South Egremont Village School. In an open meeting Wednesday night, the committee voted 6-2 in favor of the action with the Monterey School. Members Mary Ellen Brown of Monterey and Carl Stewart of Alford […]

Intersections: The art of Leslee Carsewell

Intersections: The art of Leslee Carsewell

MONTEREY — “Intersections,” in Leslee Carsewell’s own words, is named for the intersection of art, music, line, empty space, filled space, texture, “when things come together but there are spaces in between.” “Negative space, be it dark or light, is as important as the line work,” Carsewell said. “The spaces in between inform the line […]

Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

Spectrum says fiber is best for Egremont and Monterey

EGREMONT — In a surprising about-face, Spectrum has decided to build its high-speed network in town, and in Monterey, using fiber cable, ultimately ditching initial plans to use a hybrid fiber-coaxial network. Word came via an Oct. 5 email from Spectrum Director of Government Affairs Anna Lucey addressed to Selectwoman Mary Brazie . “While were […]

Monterey officials curious about schoolhouse action

Monterey officials curious about schoolhouse action

SHEFFIELD — The Monterey Select Board is seeking a decision regarding the future of the Monterey School from the Southern Berkshire Regional School District School Committee. In a letter to the committee dated July 19, the members of the select board requested that the SBRSD School Committee come forward with its plans for the kindergarten […]