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 […]

So. Berkshire School District feels it’s being short-changed by state funding calculations

So. Berkshire School District feels it’s being short-changed by state funding calculations

By Hannah ShirleySHEFFIELD — Following budget frustrations, representatives from the five member towns of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District agreed that if they were going to get the attention of the state they needed a plan of action. “We need to do some advocacy for this group, because we are slipping through the cracks,” […]

Mother uses billboard to find former school abused students

Mother uses billboard to find former  school abused  students

GREAT BARRINGTON— A billboard on State Road  across from Plaza Package askes the question, “Did something happen to you in the janitor’s room at Sheffield Center School?” The mother of a man who was a student at the Sheffield Center School back in the 1970s leased the billboard for $2300 a month at least until […]

Collingwood fined $2,500 for conflict of interest by state Ethics Commission

Collingwood fined $2,500 for conflict of interest by state Ethics Commission

SHEFFIELD — Jeffrey Collingwood, a member of the town’s Conservation Commission, has agreed to pay a $2,500 fine for violating the state ethics law. According to Gerry Tuoti, a public information officer for the state Ethics Commission, Collingwood violated Section 17 of interest law. Collingwood was found in violation of the conflict of interest law […]

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

Jon Bruno appointed to vacant seat on Southern Berkshire School panel

SHEFFIELD — Jon Bruno has been appointed to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s school committee. Bruno was officially appointed to fill the final open seat  by the appointing body  that consisted of two of the select board members from Sheffield and the three school committee members from Sheffield. The committee comprised David Smith, chairman […]

Police shortage leaves Egremont uncovered during hours at night

Police shortage leaves Egremont uncovered during hours at night

From midnight until 8 a.m., no one’s on duty EGREMONT—During many overnight shifts, from midnight to 8 a.m., the phones in the Egremont police station will ring but there’s no one to answer. There is often no overnight coverage and Egremont residents are left to rely on the state police or Great Barrington and Sheffield […]

Bomb threat at Mt. Everrett; students brought to Berkshire School immediately

Bomb threat at Mt. Everrett; students brought to Berkshire School immediately

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story misstated Egremont Police Chief Erik Josephson’s role at the scene. He alerted Mary Brazie about the situation at Mt. Everett and assisted the Sheffield police at the scene. SHEFFIELD — Early Friday morning a bomb threat was reported to Mt. Everett Regional High School and students were […]

A ‘satire gone wrong’ lands Sheffield students in hot water

By Theodore Nappo SHEFFIELD—Beth Regulbuto, superintendent of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, released a statement on Tuesday, Nov. 13, explaining that inappropriate posts on social media had been made by students from the district. “These posts were promptly investigated by the School Resource Officer and Mt. Everett Administrators. It was determined that no criminal […]

Car Show celebrates 50 years of camaraderie and Americana

Car Show celebrates 50 years of camaraderie and Americana

By Christopher McDermott SHEFFIELD — The muscle cars of mid-century America can drive an entire generation back to the days of their youth, but the enthusiasm for a car with personality or just a Labor Day weekend with friends is timeless. Old Yankee Street Rods, a club of classic car enthusiasts based in Great Barrington, […]

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