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During Berkshires visit, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey talks opioid crisis, environment and immigration

PITTSFIELD — A considerable crowd of Berkshire County residents raised concerns over climate change, taxes, the opioid crisis and immigration during U.S. Sen. Edward...

MassDOT group begins Berkshires-NYC rail study

By Cory Willey LENOX — Members of a state working group met Tuesday for its inaugural public meeting to discuss the challenges and possible options for...

Lee planners recommend overlay zone around mill

LEE — The Planning Board has submitted an application for a Smart Growth Overlay District that would allow for residential and commercial development at the...

Sheffield Select Board finally requests speed study for Route 7 area

SHEFFIELD — Town officials will ask the state to conduct a speed study of Main Street after all, with hopes that the study will net...

Education task force renews contract with study partner

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has retained the District Management Group for its Phase III efforts and has, according to BCETF Chairman John...

Citing study, education task force recommends creation of single countywide school district

According to the Berkshire County Education Task Force, the county’s overall education woes – declining enrollment, financial struggles and stumbling quality of education –...

Protester, 98, remains defiant, declares she’s ‘ready to go to jail’

GREAT BARRINGTON – Frances Crowe, 98, is prepared to go to jail if it comes to that. If Crowe, a now internationally written about environmental...

Task force study results expected before July

After several months of debate and disagreement, the Berkshire County Education Task Force has settled on what to specifically study and model for their...

Great Barrington chief beyond proud of department’s accreditation

GREAT BARRINGTON – The town’s police department is the first in the county to receive state accreditation, and Police Chief William Walsh, Jr. could...

Task force reviews education priorities

The Berkshire County Education Task Force has distilled 10 county education priorities from their two-weeks-worth of outreach and surveying. Ensuring access to high quality education...

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Russia, the Taliban, and Trump’s Re-election

It hasn’t been very interesting recently to write about our President since he has had a remarkable and well-dissected month or so...

Middle School report card reflections

Now that the COVID 19 remote learning school year has officially ended, students are receiving their report cards. As an experienced teacher,...

Berkshire Museum partners with Pittsfield High to amplify voices of Class of ’20

PITTSFIELD — A brand-new exhibition showcasing the work of talented student artists has arrived at the Berkshire Museum. Visual Voice: Portfolios from Pittsfield...

LUCY ANN BRITTON

Lucy Ann Wuori Britton, 62, of Mill River died peacefully Wednesday June 17, 2020 surrounded by her family at Berkshire Medical Center...