5 hrs ago
Six South County districts seek grant to share resources
Six local school districts are seeking a $300,000 state grant, money to be spent on determining what services, programs and administrators they could share to better educate their students. Lee and Lenox public schools, Richmond Consolidated School and Berkshire Hills, Farmington River and Southern Berkshire regional school districts have until Oct. 10 to file a joint application with the governor's Executive Office of Administrative and Finance.
16 hrs ago
Lenox Police say it's 'a miracle' injuries were minor in five-car pileup
Two Pittsfield men were transported to Berkshire Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries Sunday morning following a five-vehicle pileup on Route 7 and 20 in front of the Days Inn motel. Traffic on the busy highway was disrupted for two hours until emergency responders cleared the scene.
Lenox native choosing to stand his ground against Tennessee Gas Co.
A fifth-generation native and energy business owner is waging a David vs. Goliath battle against the proposed natural gas pipeline that would snake through his secluded woodland retreat bordering the Housatonic River. But Jeffrey Clifford, owner of Clifford Oil Co., says he's sleeping somewhat better now, following a response to his recent letter to Gov. Deval Patrick.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
583 WEST Rd Lee
Custom built home in the very desirable location of West Rd. in Lee. Seconds from downtown Stockbridge, minutes from downtown Lenox, Tanglewood and many other Berkshire attractions.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Lenox residents assured tainted river soil will be sent out of state
Once the GE cleanup of the PCB-infested Housatonic River begins, contaminated soil and sediment will be trucked or shipped by rail off-site to a distant, federally licensed disposal facility out of state. That was the firm assurance given during a public informational session held by the Select Board on Wednesday night at the Lenox train station overlooking Woods Pond.
388 Housatonic St Lenox
Private location in Lenox close to town. Meticulously maintained home has large galley kitchen with so much storage space,dining room, wood and ceramic floors, fireplace.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Neighbors weigh appeal of Stockbridge endorsement of Elm Court project
Although the town's Select Board has unanimously endorsed the proposed $50 million, 112-room Elm Court resort, including a public restaurant and spa, the developers could face a potential legal challenge to that decision while seeking required approvals from Lenox. The residentially zoned property on Old Hawthorne Road has frontage and an entrance in that town, though nearly all of the 90-acre Gilded Age-era site is in Stockbridge.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Attorney General Martha Coakley favorite in Berkshires
Coakley, the current attorney general, cruised with 501 votes in North Adams to 140 for current state Treasurer Steve Grossman and 74 for Don Berwick. In a survey of the larger Berkshire communities, Coakley prevailed in Dalton with 193 votes to 127 for Grossman and 110 for Berwick; in Adams, it was Coakley 432, Grossman, 110, and Berwick, 70; in Lee, Coakley 149, Grossman 121, Berwick 105; and in Williamstown, Coakley, 336, Grossman, 162, Berwick, 241.
Stockbridge Select Board endorses Elm Court Resort project
Round One goes to the developers of the proposed $50 million, 112-room Elm Court Resort on the residentially zoned Old Stockbridge Road. By a resounding 3-0 vote, the Select Board endorsed the controversial project, much to the dismay of opponents from both Stockbridge and Lenox who attended the final, nearly three-hour public hearing that ended late on Monday night.
Grant for healthy lifestyles
A pair of regional organizations have jointly received a $150,000 state grant to ensure Berkshire County residents in nine communities continue to benefit from health conscious restaurants, farmers markets, access to bike paths and other wellness initiatives. Starting Oct. 1, The Tri-Town Health Department and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will equally share $50,000 for each of the next three fiscal years from the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership program.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
OLLI turns 20 this year
"These people are among the smartest, most intellectually engaged people in the county," said Megan Whilden, executive director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Formed in 1994, the institute stems from an organization, then known as BILL -- Berkshire Institute of Lifetime Learning -- which was led by Lenox couple Tom and Judy Easton and sustained by volunteers and friends.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Stockbridge Selectmen to hear final arguments from Elm Court opponents tonight
Impassioned opponents and supporters of the proposed Elm Court mega-resort on a residentially zoned byway are set to present their closing arguments at a climactic meeting of the Stockbridge Select Board this evening. The third, and probably final, public hearing on the $50 million, 112-room Travaasa Experiential Resort -- a subsidiary of real estate investment company Amstar -- will include a new, opposition-commissioned traffic study and report by a University of Massachusetts regional planner.
Lenox Briefs: Selectmen Extend Housing Option,...
The Board of Selectmen took its option to extend the developer designation agreement for the Sawmill Brook affordable housing project until a purchase and sales agreement is reached. The agreement with Community Development Corp. of South Berkshires sets the stage for the construction of a 50-unit housing project with both market-rate and affordable housing at the intersection of Route 7/20 and Housatonic.
Milton Bass: Vision of breakfast
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It is true that lunch and dinner have their points also but their physical limitations make them a lot stricter than breakfast.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Solar project on rebound in Lee, Lenox?
Lee and Lenox hope to rekindle a municipal solar energy project, which could save taxpayers thousands of dollars, that fizzled out this spring. The neighboring towns are eligible for a $20,000 state grant toward hiring a consultant, who will help them find a qualified, financially stable company to install solar arrays on town-owned land in each community, according to Lee Town Administrator Robert Nason.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
MadJacka s BBQ to flee hotel construction; eyes move to Lenox
A second downtown restaurant is closing its doors in light of the upcoming construction of an upscale boutique hotel on North Street. MadJack's BBQ plans to close its North Street eatery on Saturday, Sept.
Are We There Yet?: Fun on the Weekends
My daughter started third grade, where they were told they will have nightly homework for the first time. Wow. Which means weekends are going to be the time to play now that weeknights will be spent doing somework .
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Lenox Seeking Energy Group Buy; Wins Grant For...
Town meeting authorized the board to seek out firms to lock in rates for residential power in 2012. It took more than two years, but the state has authorized that aggregation plan and Colonial Power Group has been brought on to negotiate a bulk-purchase rate for Lenox and a dozen other towns.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Albany Times Union
Arts Talk: News in
"Kimonos for Edith," by Anthony Garner, on view at The Mount, Edith Wharton's historic estate in Lenox, Mass., through Oct. 31. An exhibition of 25 large-scale outdoor sculptures are on view at The Mount, Edith Wharton's historic estate in Lenox, Mass., through Oct. 31. This is the second year that SculptureNow has collaborated with The Mount and ... (more)
There will be a lot of new faces on Beacon Hill when the formal legislative session returns, but state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli isn't concerned.