Member towns meet for school district merger talks, elect leadership for 24-member board

Member towns meet for school district merger talks, elect leadership for 24-member board

STOCKBRIDGE — Elected officials from eight Berkshire towns and school committee members from Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire school districts finally have a seat at the extended table of school district consolidation talks. A total of 21 appointed members representing the towns of Sheffield, Alford, New Marlborough, Monterey, Egremont, Great Barrington and West Stockbridge met […]

Rare turtle discovery at Mill Pond could force bridge fix

Rare turtle discovery at Mill Pond could force bridge fix

EGREMONT — Peak turtle crossing season may not be for a few more months in the Berkshires, but that isn’t slowing local conservation efforts at Mill Pond in Egremont. In fact, the discovery and recognition of an endangered species of turtle at Mill Pond, locally known as Smiley’s Pond, could expedite the fix of a […]

Berkshire legislators introduce Housatonic rail line passenger service study

Berkshire legislators introduce Housatonic rail line passenger service study

GREAT BARRINGTON  — Concurrent House and Senate legislation has laid down a parallel track toward connecting the Berkshires and Grand Central Terminal with passenger rail. After nearly a half-century break from providing passenger service, the Housatonic Railway could soon serve as a passenger line from Pittsfield to New York City, with potential stops in Lenox, […]

Becket rolls out municipally-owned EV charging stations

Becket rolls out municipally-owned EV charging stations

BECKET — Chris Swindlehurst says his next car most likely won’t run on gasoline. Instead, the Becket Select Board member will take advantage of Berkshire County’s first municipally-owned electric charging stations. The two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have been installed as part of a collaboration with Springfield-based Eversource Energy and the town. James Cater, […]

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