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LENOX — "Hi! This is Emily!" a cheery voice chirps into the phone. A fit of giggles follows. "Tee-hee, tee-hee." Then: "I'm so clumsy. My headphones slipped. Just a second, I'll have them back on."Yes, Emily. I know, Emily. You've tried this … more
There was never going to be a happy ending to the dilemma facing the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and an ending may not have been reached. But faced with a painful decision, the Adams-Cheshire School Committee did its duty.On Monday … more
"Everything's in limbo," says Becket Select Board Chairman William Elovirta of the Legislature's ongoing work to establish state rules governing recreational marijuana sales. A dilemma facing Berkshire towns is whether to try to get ahead of the … more
As Massachusetts lawmakers wrestle with a law governing the sale of recreational marijuana, they are reportedly considering including a provision raising the age in which residents can legally purchase tobacco in the state to 21. They should do so, … more
Eversource Energy will go before the Department of Public Utilities Monday with a rate hike request that Jonathan Butler, the president and CEO of 1Berkshire, warns that for Berkshire businesses could "take away growth potential for decades." We … more
The gap in the Hoosic River flood chute left by a piece of concrete wall that collapsed and fell into the river will assuredly be filled soon enough. But it does offer a reminder of how important the long-term plan is to replace the chute and … more
On Saturday, voters in the Central Berkshire Regional School District (CBRSD) will decide whether or not they should begin a process, not how it should be concluded. That's an important distinction that town and school officials have been striving … more
The role of local and Massachusetts officials in federal immigration policy was largely a theoretical issue in recent years until the aggressive immigration policies of the Trump administration brought it squarely into the foreground. The state … more
Officials in school districts across Berkshire County undoubtedly hope that Lenox will commission an independent study to assess the impact of school choice on the community. The study would likely address some of the questions they have as well.The … more
PITTSFIELD — If Judge Neil Gorsuch was auditioning for a role as a small-town judge in the town of Mayberry on the 1960s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show," he would have been a shoo-in with his folksy performance at the Senate hearing for … more
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