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Great Barrington man arrested on rape charges
The suspect is accused of sexually assaulting a minor in September. He posted $8,000 bail and is due in court on March 4.
Monument Mountain special education teacher: ‘Students are frustrated and tired of having to bear the brunt of ignorance, disrespect, and racism in our school district’
Stockbridge and Great Barrington — The Berkshire Hills Regional School District still needs work when it comes to addressing issues of race and racism, according to Monument Mountain Regional High School’s Special Education Teacher Kelsey Romano. The teacher spoke at the school district committee’s meeting on Thursday, February...
These Torrington, CT based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to torrington..
Monument Mountain Boys Respond in State Tourney Opener
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – Griffin McElroy hit five 3-pointers, and the Monument Mountain boys basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 94-54 win over Uxbridge in the first round of the Division 4 State Tournament. McElroy finished with 19 points. Khalil Carlson had...
Torrington Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future. Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice." In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not...
Explore Your Backyard: 6 Stunning Local Hiking Spots Combining Nature, History, and Culture
The article presents six notable hiking locations that combine natural beauty, history, and culture. The first is the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. This trail spans 90 miles, traversing both lowlands and steep terrain, and leads to the state's highest point, Mt. Greylock. The Mt. Greylock Visitor Center displays natural history exhibits, and the Veterans War Memorial Tower at the summit offers views of five states.
Tracing Our Roots: The Transformation of Egremont's Historic Landmark from Academy to Library
The Egremont Free Library and Archives in Egremont has a history dating back to the 1820s. It started as the Mt. Everett Academy, a private school funded by local citizens. They bought shares at $10.00 each, raising $1.080.00 for the Academy's construction. The Academy attracted students from various places, including Great Barrington, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Lenox, and eastern New York.
Cynthia Marie ‘Pooh Bear’ Keefner, 61, of Canaan, Conn.
Cynthia Marie Keefner, affectionately known as “Pooh Bear,” age 61, of Canaan, Conn., departed this life on February 24, 2024. Born on September 22, 1962, in Great Barrington, she was the daughter of Viola Patricia Keefner and the late James Keefner Sr. A woman of great spirit, Cynthia’s...
Local Young Actors to Perform 'Frozen Jr.' at Botelle School
Young actors at Botelle School are getting ready for their performance of Disney's 'Frozen Jr.' Choreographer Michelle Padua is guiding them. The play, a 2018 Broadway musical adaptation, will be shown to students on March 21. Free performances for families and the local community will follow on March 22 and 23. Parents Becky Keyes and Megan Schneider are directing the play and have been leading rehearsals since January.
Massachusetts Restaurant to Become a Victim of Another Closure
Massachusetts-based restaurant Friendly's has undergone some closures over the past few years. Last year the Palmer location on North Main Street closed as well as the East Main Street location in Webster. All of the Friendly's restaurants in Berkshire County have closed over the years except for the Dalton Ave. location in Pittsfield. Now another Massachusetts Friendly's will be closing in a few months.
STORM WATCH: Heavy rain and wind tonight; cold temperatures on Thursday
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Michele Powers says pockets of heavy rain and gusty storms are on the way for this evening, followed by a big temperature drop overnight.
Teacher involved in “Gender Queer” book investigation controversy to return to teaching
Stockbridge and Great Barrington — The teacher who was involved in the “Gender Queer” book investigation controversy, eighth grade ELA teacher Arantzazu Zuzene Galdos-Shapiro, will be returning to teaching at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School. Her return to teaching was announced during the Berkshire Hills Regional...
Dresser Woods plan proposes 20 affordable units
SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) opened a public hearing on the Dresser Woods affordable housing complex application Tuesday, Feb. 20 (online). PZC Chair Michael Klemens said at the outset that the hearing will be continued at the commission’s Monday, March 18, meeting. Jocelyn Ayer spoke...
West Stockbridge mobile home park residents decry rent hike amid community conditions
West Stockbridge — The town Rent Control Board has much to mull over following more than two hours of testimony at its February 28 session, with tenants of mobile home community The Residences on Mill Pond pitted against the park’s new owner who is seeking a rent hike that will triple the current fees.
Police Blotter: Troop B
The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Monday, Feb. 19, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Robert Rende, 39, of Woodbury, was eastbound on Route 128, east of Route 7 at the covered bridge intersection in Sharon in a Hino truck. Kim Fitch, 67, of Gaylordsville, was traveling behind the truck in a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. Rende entered the intersection with the covered bridge, observed an oncoming vehicle and attempted to back out, striking the Volkwagen. Rende was issued a written warning for unsafe backing.
Liking the look of it
SALISBURY — Excited children waited for makeup artist Tyler Green and the Scoville Memorial Library’s Kendra Percy to pull the winning name Saturday morning, Feb. 24. The prize was a professional makeover, from small child to Oompa Loompa. The Feb. 24 event was the culmination of a “Willy...
Local Short Term Rental Bylaw Ratified: Registration Deadline and Penalties Announced
The Short Term Rental Bylaw was passed in May 2023 by a 2/3 vote at a Town Meeting. The Attorney General has now ratified it without changes. Taxpayers have until June 1, 2024, to register with the Town Clerk and follow the bylaw.
Gone With The Winsted: The Civil War in The Litchfield Hills
In 1861, following the election of Abraham Lincoln to the United States presidency on a platform to prohibit the legal slavery of African Americans, seven southern states seceded from the country, and the American Civil War began. While no battles were fought on the soil of Connecticut, Peter C. Vermilyea...
Innovation drives manufacturers’ success on a local, global scale
NORTH CANAAN — By producing 2 billion disposable plastic syringes a year, BD’s (Becton Dickinson and Company) North Canaan plant has the potential to touch a quarter of the world’s population. “And that’s just out of this one factory alone,” said Dustin Andersen, plant director of the...
Invoking the ghost of Howard Jarvis
While attending Wednesday’s Great Barrington Budget Hearing via Zoom, I couldn’t help but admire the public comments. It felt familiar hearing neighbors bemoan the booming tax increases lately. As a former Californian, I was reminded of the late Howard Jarvis, a name well known to a dwindling segment of the population.