Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

Carla Turner wants to keep Egremont seat in the family

By Hannah Shirley EGREMONT — Carla Turner has been thinking about running for a seat on the select board for some time, but it never felt right to run against her brother-in-law, current board chairman Bruce Turner. When Turner announced he wouldn’t seek reelection,  Carla Turner knew that now was her moment. “I want to […]

Collingwood, Mitsoff seek Sheffield select board seat

Collingwood, Mitsoff seek Sheffield select board seat

By Hannah Shirley SHEFFIELD — So far, two people have filed papers to run for Dave Smith’s soon-to-be-vacant select board seat. Martin Mitsoff, a Bushnell Sage Library trustee, Board of Health and Conservation Committee member and volunteer firefighter will run against native son James Collingwood Jr., chairman of the Sheffield Planning Board and co-owner of […]

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

EGREMONT— Angered by Police Chief Erik Josephson’s published allegations that the town administration has pressured him to commit felonious acts, the Board of Selectmen has scheduled  a disciplinary hearing to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. At the Jan. 8 regular select board meeting, Vice Chairman George McGurn said the board’s concerns with Josephson’s […]

Barrington Selectmen Abrahams, Cooke are cleared by ethics panel

Barrington Selectmen Abrahams, Cooke are cleared by ethics panel

Liquor license approval for Berkshire Co-op does not constitute a legal conflict of interest GREAT BARRINGTON —The state ethics commission has cleared select board members Ed Abrahams and Bill Cooke of any conflicts of interest in relation to the granting of a liquor license to the Berkshire Coop. “It was by no means a probe […]

Stockbridge Fire Chief Cardillo put on paid administrative leave

Stockbridge Fire Chief Cardillo put on paid administrative leave

Reprimanded for role in discovered $45,000 scam By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — Fire Chief Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo has been placed on paid partial administrative leave. The announcement came Dec. 19 at the board’s first open meeting since its executive session on Dec. 17 to discuss the personnel matter. Cardillo was reprimanded for his failure to […]

4 Southern District towns oppose hasty Egremont School reopening

4 Southern District towns oppose hasty Egremont School reopening

School committee still plans January classes SHEFFIELD — Four of the five towns that make up the Southern Berkshire Regional School District have told the school committee that in no way will they approve letting children back in the Egremont School until it gets a spotless clean bill of health. That was the concerted message […]