Daponde named asst. principal at Mount Everett High School

Daponde named asst. principal at Mount Everett High School

SHEFFIELD — Equipped with 10 years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force, Doug Daponde has officially taken flight as the newest Eagle at Mount Everett Regional School. With a background as a teacher for 13 years, Daponde joins the staff at Southern Berkshire Regional School District with nearly eight years in administration. […]

Sheffield joins growing number of towns suing makers of opioids

Sheffield joins growing number of towns suing makers of opioids

SHEFFIELD — Joining other local and state governments around the country, the town is pursuing litigation against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. At an Oct. 7 meeting, Select Board member Martin Mitsoff said that he has been following “thousands” of communities in the pursuit of a class-action lawsuit that alleges […]

State shuts down Nova Farms in Sheffield

State shuts down Nova Farms in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — State marijuana regulators have ordered the state’s first outdoor grow facility to cease all of its medical and adult-use cannabis operations. The Cannabis Control Commission issued a summary suspension order to Nova Farms LLC, which holds six licenses between its site in Sheffield on Kellogg Road and a site in Attleboro, on Friday […]

Southfield man now facing OUI-related homicide charges in motorcycle crash

Southfield man now facing OUI-related homicide charges in motorcycle crash

PITTSFIELD — A Southfield man who was allegedly drunk when he caused the death of a 70-year-old Connecticut motorcyclist entered a not-guilty plea Tuesday at Berkshire County Superior Court. On May 22, 39-year-old Kristopher Laine was traveling eastbound near 199 Canaan Road in Sheffield around 3 p.m. when his pick-up veered out of his lane […]

Sheffield wins Western Mass.

Sheffield wins Western Mass.

LENOX — For much of the Junior American Legion schedule, Sheffield Post 340 ran roughshod over its competition. But after a lopsided loss at the hands of East Longmeadow Wednesday set up a do-or-die final of the double-elimination district tournament. With home-field advantage on its side, Sheffield cruised past East Longmeadow this time, winning 9-2 […]

Churches host Sheffield’s first Pride event

Churches host Sheffield’s first Pride event

SHEFFIELD — The town quietly achieved a milestone for local lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people Friday with a modest Pride block party held in conjunction with the regular farmers market. The event, hosted by two local churches, was the first of its kind in Sheffield. “You’re starting to see more rainbow flags […]

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