Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

Challenger displaces Stockbridge select board’s Chabon in an upset

STOCKBRIDGE — A newcomer has unseated the chairman of the town’s select board. In a 302-214 vote, challenger Roxanne McCaffrey has defeated Donald Chabon, who was elected, unopposed, in 2016. A third candidate, Matthew Szwyd, received 10 votes, despite saying that he was not running following a candidates forum in early May. Of the town’s […]

Stockbridge narrows fire chief candidates down to two finalists

Stockbridge narrows fire chief candidates down to two finalists

STOCKBRIDGE — The search committee has delivered two finalists for the fire chief position, despite ongoing litigation with the town’s former fire chief requesting that he be reinstated. Gary Johnston, chairman of the search committee and town moderator, announced at the select board’s meeting on Monday the committee was pleased with the candidates the committee […]

Former Stockbridge fire chief sues the town, selectboard, its members

Former Stockbridge fire chief sues the town, selectboard, its members

STOCKBRIDGE — The former fire chief is suing the Town of Stockbridge and two select board members, both in official and individual capacities, in federal court. Ernest J. “Chuckie” Cardillo, who is still serving as a member of the select board in Stockbridge, is alleging that board members Donald M. Chabon and Terrence R. Flynn […]

18 applications have been received for new Fire Chief in Stockbridge

18 applications have been received for new Fire Chief in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — The search for the new fire chief is on. Since posting the position on its website last month, the town has received 18 applications, according to Town Administrator Danielle Fillio. Applications have come in from as far away as Nevada and Florida. At the select board’s last meeting on March 27, members authorized […]

Stockbridge weighs study group to view alternative traffic solutions

Stockbridge weighs study group to view alternative traffic solutions

STOCKBRIDGE — Select Board member Terry Flynn will be heading a group that will be looking at alternative solutions to the traffic study conducted by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) last year. Select Board Chairman Don Chabon made a motion to appoint a citizens’ group “to coordinate, develop, and present alternatives,” with Flynn leading the […]

Stockbridge continues to look at economic development ideas

STOCKBRIDGE — After receiving a AA-plus bond rating from Standard & Poor, the town has been looking at what it can do to get that ever-coveted AAA bond rating. AAA is the highest rating S&P gives out, and in Berkshire County, the only two towns who have received that honor are Lenox and Great Barrington. […]

Stockbridge swamped with 4 lawsuits, driving up demands on budget

Stockbridge swamped with 4 lawsuits, driving up demands on budget

STOCKBRIDGE — With four lawsuits potentially on the table, the town is beefing up its legal budget. The town is presently facing litigation from three parties. The Stockbridge Bowl Association is suing about the use of herbicides, and may be filing another lawsuit. Another party is filing a suit over the denial of a driveway. […]

Stockbridge selectmen oust Fire Chief Cardillo for role in scam; 15 volunteer firefighters resign in protest, return turn-out gear

Stockbridge selectmen oust Fire Chief Cardillo for role in scam; 15 volunteer firefighters resign in protest, return turn-out gear

STOCKBRIDGE — The select board voted to terminate Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo as fire chief, a decision that may have cost the town as dearly as the scam that targeted the fire department. At last count, 15 members of the Stockbridge Fire Department have resigned after the board voted 2-0 on Feb. 5  to remove Cardillo […]

Stockbridge deliberating fate of fire chief at center of scam

Stockbridge deliberating fate of fire chief at center of scam

STOCKBRIDGE — The town provided an update on the status of matters regarding a scam that targeted the fire department, as well as updates on the status of the fire department itself. Ernest “Chuckie” Cardillo, select board member, had been placed on paid partial administrative leave as he had been authorizing purchases in relation to […]

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