Special Olympics offer joy

Special Olympics offer joy

On Saturday, February 4, Ski Butternut hosted the Alpine Time Trials for the Special Olympics. This is the first time that Ski Butternut has hosted the event which usually takes place at Blandford Ski area. Lift tickets were donated by SkiButternut to each of the approximately 72 registered athletes and the event was organized by […]

Did we make a mistake passing Question 3?

Did we make a mistake passing Question 3?

On Nov. 8th, we in Massachusetts voted on Question 3. The law, which passed by a very significant margin, prohibits breeding pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens from being held in confined spaces. The law also applies to business owners who knowingly sell pork, veal, or eggs from animals held in this way, […]

Trump wins, but at what price?

Trump wins, but at what price?

Fact: On November 8, Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in Berkshire County by a greater than 2:1 margin. Fact: Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the state of Massachusetts by 900,000 votes. Fact: Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in all of New England and New York State by a wide margin. Fact: Hilary Clinton received […]

Election 2016 also features the lesser known quandary of Question 4

Election 2016 also features the lesser known quandary of Question 4

By all accounts, the November 8, election will be very—um—interesting, for lack of a better word. In addition to the Clinton versus Trump decision, Massachusetts voters will also be voting on Question 4 which brings to the forefront the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana. If voters say “yes” the proposed law would permit the […]

Eat in or take out at Bash Bish Brew & Que

Bash Bish Brew & Que, co-owned by Jesse Watkins and Jim Olivieri, has just opened its doors in the center of Sheffield at 113 South Main St. Look for the red awning on the town green. Bash Bish offers delicious starters like house made pretzels with beer cheese or horseradish mustard, smoked mozzarella sticks with […]

Returning strength to middle class is basic issue

Returning strength to middle class is basic issue

This is certainly an unusual year. We first had a nonexistent winter, followed by a dry hot summer. Zika virus has introduced itself to the world. A billionaire New Yorker is running for president. Oh, and another Clinton is running as well. The first female president doesn’t even seem like that big of a deal […]