Turbulence

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams, Cheshire officials tour district’s three schools

Adams Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Robert Putnam led a collection of Adams and Cheshire officials on a tour of the district’s three school buildings, highlighting the conditions of each and discussing repercussions of grade reconfigurations. Tours of all three schools come after the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management made recommendations, on […]

Green Committee still upset with project status

Green Committee still upset with project status

Some Green Dalton Committee members are still upset with the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Kenneth Walto over what they call inaction and missed opportunities for more grant funding. The town’s selectmen met Jan. 9 and ultimately produced what Board of Selectmen Chairman John Bartels called a “Green Communities Grant Project Update.” The document […]

Project to update connections at town halls may soon be finished

Project to update connections at town halls may soon be finished

A project to install and activate fiber connections from the town halls of the five South County towns under contract with Charter/Spectrum to the CTSB station, which is now going into its tenth month, should be completed by the end of January according to a Charter representative. The issue caused heavy discussion and a number […]

Prospect Street residents fear impact of proposed apartment building

Prospect Street residents fear impact of proposed apartment building

The Lee Board of Selectmen’s decision to grant Prospect Village, LLC and its partners the special permit necessary to move forward with their conversion of the former Berkshire Hills Nursing Home building into a 21-room apartment building was met with some dissent from the building’s neighbors at a special hearing last month. Several residents of […]

Septic installation embattles tenants, owner and town

Septic installation embattles tenants, owner and town

The septic system installation at Victoria Villa mobile home park will be “completed by the end of next year,” according to Health Agent Ed Fahey, because of “problems and difficulties” already encountered. A formal progress meeting in regards to the project was held Sept. 12. Residents of Victoria Villa were informed of the meeting, 12 […]

Survey reveals education worries among Cheshire residents

Survey reveals education worries among Cheshire residents

As portions of Berkshire County face shrinking population and dwindling school enrollments, tempers and opinions are beginning to shine. Opinions regarding the future of Cheshire education, among other things, were collected and analyzed in a survey made available to residents by the town’s Master Plan Committee, which ultimately laid out a startling look into resident’s […]

Lee’s Forest Street won’t be repaved anytime soon

Lee’s Forest Street won’t be repaved anytime soon

Forest Street, the town of Lee’s most notorious road, will not be receiving any major repairs in the near future, though alternatives to a full repaving are being discussed. The street’s poor conditions have been under the microscope for a few years now. Chris Pompi, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, bears the brunt […]

Questions of favoritism arise in alleged OUI case involving Barrington officer

Questions of favoritism arise in alleged OUI case involving Barrington officer

Troublesome questions persist after a 24-year-old off-duty Great Barrington police officer was pulled over by a Sheffield policeman early Saturday, August 20 morning for allegedly driving drunk. At approximately 1:35 a.m., Sheffield Police Officer Brennan Polidoro observed a black, 2016 Chevy Silverado driving erratically on Route 7 in Sheffield. The vehicle was, “…straddling center line, […]

New Marlborough express concern over cairns

New Marlborough express concern over cairns

An artist’s rock statues, created by stacking and balancing rocks from the river at Umpachene Falls, are causing a stir in town amongst those concerned with the ecosystem of the river. PJ Birriel is the artist behind the balanced rocks. He performs and works in New York City, but lives in Sheffield. A sign posted […]