With tighter budgets, many south county towns rely on relationships with neighboring communities and share resources to provide services to residents.
So, after one town employee accepted a position in another community and a second town employee in a neighboring town opted into retirement, much of those resources have shifted around.
In February, West Stockbridge and Richmond select boards voted to share the then-town administrator of Richmond, Mark Pruhenski. The decision was prompted after longtime West Stockbridge Town Administrator Mark Webber had announced his retirement after 22 years in the role.
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