Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

Stockbridge’s roundabout plan presented to DOT for discussion

STOCKBRIDGE — After hearing residents’ opinions on a traffic study designed to solve issues with the Main Street corridor, the select board moved to begin discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the matter. Town Administrator Danielle Fillio along with traffic engineer Juliet Locke of Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, will present an informal proposal […]

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 […]

Stockbridge Fire Chief faces disciplinary hearing for scam

Stockbridge Fire Chief faces disciplinary hearing for scam

Cardillo’s fate expected to be announced Dec.17 STOCKBRIDGE — The fate of the town’s fire department leadership is currently uncertain, and will remain that way until Dec. 17. The town’s select board has officially set a date to discuss possible disciplinary action for select board member and fire chief Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo. “We’ll be having […]

Stockbridge residents ‘walkabout’ researches roundabout

Stockbridge residents ‘walkabout’ researches roundabout

STOCKBRIDGE — Wednesday morning was marked by steady snowfall and freezing temperatures, but it wasn’t enough to prevent residents from attending a walk down Main Street to learn about a new traffic plan. Residents made the trek from Town Hall down to the fire station to meet up with the select board and traffic engineer […]

Stockbridge overpaid $45,000 in supply bills for Fire Department Town Counsel says: Fire Chief Cardillo did not follow established procedures

Stockbridge overpaid $45,000 in supply bills for Fire Department Town Counsel says: Fire Chief Cardillo did not follow established procedures

By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — An investigation from town counsel has revealed that the town has lost $45,000 to a scam that has been ongoing since December of 2012. The Fire Department has been receiving supplies from two New York-based companies, Pioneer Products, Inc. and Noble Industrial Supply Corp., without going through the proper channels. […]

Stockbridge weighing adopting regulations on short-term rentals

Stockbridge weighing adopting regulations on short-term rentals

Town officials await state legislation By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — The town is taking the first steps towards regulating short-term rentals. Planning Board member Marie Raftery gave a presentation at Monday night’s select board meeting on the results of a preliminary survey designed to gauge the town’s opinion on short term rentals. Raftery proposed the […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana in Stockbridge’s downtown and all state-legal marijuana establishments in the Industrial Park district. Voters also approved a plan to tax recreational marijuana retail sales at 3 percent, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The local regulations for medical and recreational […]