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Pandemic, technical difficulties delay discussion on postponed town meetings

EGREMONT — Planning an annual town meeting in the current COVID-19 environment is proving to be an uphill battle for both local and state...

Egremont Select Board conducts budget negotiations

EGREMONT - Last spring, registered voters approved $48,000 in funding to pave the expansive dirt parking lot in front of Town Hall. While that...

Egremont Select Board meets with MassDOT

EGREMONT — The town’s Select Board met with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this week to discuss a proposal for major road...

Friends of Smiley’s Pond unhappy with MassDOT fix to turtle bridge

EGREMONT — Ari Zorn wants to see an endangered species of turtle strive under the recent preservation efforts being made at Mill Pond, locally...

Vaping ban lifted, new restrictions introduced

EGREMONT — New restrictions on the sale of flavored vaping products have ousted them out of several stores across the commonwealth. And starting next...

SVNA Home Assistance holds open house at new office Jan. 6

SVNA Home Assistance, the private duty arm of Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association has opened an additional location in Sheffield. SVNA Home Assistance has provided...

Two districts’ consolidation plan conceived as not legal

EGREMONT — The regional school districts of Southern Berkshire and Berkshire Hills are attempting to do something yet to be accomplished in the Commonwealth: consolidate. In uncharted territory,...

Egremont’s ‘Turtle Man’ takes steps toward preserving Smiley’s Pond

EGREMONT — Ari Zorn fully embraces his nickname of “Turtle Man”, he says, as long as it brings attention to his long-term goal of...

Egremont group organizing to go plastic-free in October

EGREMONT — For the last six months, Hinda Bodinger has been attempting to live a plastic-free life. An Egremont resident and a guest of the...

Egremont voters approve 3% tax on marijuana sales

EGREMONT — Town residents nearly unanimously voted in favor to adopt a 3-percent gross sales tax applicable to cannabis retailers at Tuesday’s special town meeting. Of...

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