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 […]

Traffic engineer recommends roundabout at Red Lion intersection

Traffic engineer recommends roundabout at Red Lion intersection

STOCKBRIDGE — With a long awaited traffic study of Main Street now in hand, transportation experts recommended that the town move to install a roundabout at the South Street intersection (by the Red Lion Inn) and to modify the East Street intersection to a tee, both of which have seen high amounts of crashes in […]

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 […]

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

Stockbridge Bowl advisory lifted; clear of algae

STOCKBRIDGE — Four weeks and one rerouted triathlon later, the Stockbridge Bowl has been deemed ready for recreation again and clear of toxic algae. “The advisory has been lifted, and there’s no traces of cyanobacteria,” said executive director James Wilusz of the Tri-Town Health Department, which serves Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge. The advisory was lifted […]

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

Town advises to stay clear of Stockbridge Bowl water

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Town officials advise residents, visitors and their pets to avoid contact with the water in the Stockbridge Bowl, after state testing showed the large algae blooms visible in the lake consist of toxic algae called cyanobacteria. The town’s Board of Health voted unanimously to take the state Department of Health’s […]

Elm Court developers approved for special permit extension

Elm Court developers approved for special permit extension

By Joel Williams STOCKBRIDGE — Front Yard LLC, developers of the Elm Court project on 310 Old Stockbridge Road, are expecting to begin work within the year after being granted a second extension on their special permit from the town of Stockbridge. The special permit, which was granted in September 2014, and extended in 2016, […]

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

New Stockbridge exhibit pairs Rockwell with Warhol

STOCKBRIDGE – The Norman Rockwell Museum has opened a new exhibit that pairs Rockwell with Andy Warhol. The exhibit, titled “Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol,” runs from June 10 until Oct. 29. It comprises more than 100 pieces, according to co-curator Jesse Kowalski, and contains several iconic pieces from both artists – two personal outfits are […]