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Otis police, highway department discuss maintaining staff

OTIS — Keeping the streets of this town safe and secure are the combined efforts of the town’s police and highway departments. But keeping...

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

LENOX — Tenth- and eleventh-grade classes at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School received a lesson in government and current events with a timely...

New Marlborough treasurer placed on probation for second time

MILL RIVER — In what was planned to be a closed-door meeting, a performance review for the town’s treasurer resulted in the employee of...

Sheffield appeals for volunteers for municipal board vacancies

SHEFFIELD — With a score of vacancies on several of the town’s appointed municipal boards, there may be no better time than the present...

Sheffield opts to build new rather than renovate old property for upgraded highway garage

SHEFFIELD — A three-month municipal investigation into the potential purchase of a property for the use of housing a new highway garage has ended...

Mill River General Store to end historic 180-year run

MILL RIVER — The Mill River General store will close its doors at the end of the month, ending a 180-year history of...

ExtraSpecialTeas holds inaugural “Spread the Warmth” drive

GREAT BARRINGTON — A local nonprofit is giving the gift of warmth to those in need this winter. ExtraSpecialTeas, a teahouse located in downtown Great...

Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

HOUSATONIC — After a half-century in business along Route 183 in Housatonic, the Risingdale Cafe is closing its doors. Longtime customers, friends and family...

Town seeking ways to keep key bridges open during repairs

GREAT BARRINGTON — Instead of crossing the bridge when they’ve come to it, town officials have taken a more proactive approach in bridge maintenance...

State reps stress how important census is

GREAT BARRINGTON — As towns throughout Southern Berkshire County begin appointing members to a would-be 24-member planning board in discussing the potential merger of...

Plans for six hangars at Barrington airport prepared for abutters

GREAT BARRINGTON — A plan to build six new hangars at the Walter J. Koladza Airport was met with a second round of reviews...

Barrington couple killed in Beech Tree Apartments fire

GREAT BARRINGTON — A Great Barrington couple perished as the result of a Silver Street apartment fire. t approximately 7:40 p.m. on Monday, Great Barrington...

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