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LEE — A decade-long effort to prevent youth in the county's largest communities from buying cigarettes has drastically nipped the problem in the bud. more
Imagine teaching kindergartners elements of engineering. Or instructing third-grade students in genetics. How about explaining binary code to sixth-graders.These are just a tiny fraction of the lessons teachers are expected to deliver in kindergarten through Grade 8, under the new state Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework adopted last April. more
LENOX — Whether the annual summer season farmers market will return to downtown this year, and where it would be sited, remains an open question following a postponed vote at this week's Select Board meeting.Citing concerns over congestion on … more
CHESHIRE — Will Cheshire Elementary School be open next year? The School Committee will meet on Monday to attempt to determine the future of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District amidst uncertainty about how it will be structured next year. more
LENOX — The second phase of a major $3.8 million project, including the renovation for a popular shortcut between Lenox, West Stockbridge and Richmond, is set to begin on Tuesday. Richmond Mountain Road, closed for most of last fall for a … more
LENOX — A sudden, unexpected inquiry from a potential applicant for a medical marijuana dispensary is spurring town planners into warp-speed action since there are no existing zoning bylaws covering that commercial use.The Planning Board is … more
DALTON — Voters on Saturday supported an in-depth study of Wahconah Regional High School, setting in motion a top-to-bottom architectural review that will propose fixes. Voters in the seven-town Central Berkshire Regional School District … more
SHEFFIELD — People are gaga for Ted Dobson's mesclun and baby arugula.Dobson, owner of Equinox Farms, supplies his micro greens to restaurants all over the region, and in Boston and New York. So as soon as the cool, damp weather lifts, Dobson … more
NORTH ADAMS — As important as the fourth annual LGBTQIA Live Out Loud Community Conference was as a source of information for the LGBT community, it was, according to committee member Peg Cookson, equally important as a means of … more
PITTSFIELD — "No big box at PEDA."That's what a bumper sticker Mike Ward distributed to area residents as few as three years ago said. But the former city councilor might be persuaded otherwise, if the design for a proposed Walmart Supercenter … more
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