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Lanesborough Select Board Supports Public Safety Building Plan
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Select Board has endorsed the nearly $6 million public safety building proposal that is subject to a special town meeting on Thursday. Approval would authorize the town to raise the $5,989,100 to construct a complex for police and ambulance services at 405 South Main St., the driving range of the former
Pittsfield School Policy Panel Considers Student DoorDash Ban
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The district is looking into placing sanctions on food deliveries for students. Last week, the Policy Subcommittee started a discussion on revising policy COM-31 Visitors to Schools to address non-teacher orders placed online or on the phone and delivered through apps such as DoorDash. Superintendent Joseph
Lenox Man Facing Obscene Materials Charges
BOSTON — A Lenox man was arrested and charged last week with attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.   Paul J. Bruzzi, 35, made an initial appearance in federal court in Springfield on Wednesday.     According to the charging documents, starting in September 2022, Bruzzi used social media
Cabin Fever Pub Crawl in Downtown Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. is partnering with Berkshire Mountain Distillers for their first annual Cabin Fever Pub Crawl in downtown Pittsfield on Thursday, March 9, starting at 5 pm.    Participants should purchase a $25 "Hunting License" ticket in advance, and this ID will give them a
Dalton Continues Attempts to Sell the Bardin Property
The town owns about 148 acres of the non-working farm within Dalton; another four acres is across the border in Windsor. The APR has been in place for 30 years.  DALTON, Mass. — Town officials are wading through regulations that complicate their attempts to sell the Bardin property.   The
Governor Names Agricultural Resources Commissioner
BOSTON — Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca Tepper announced the appointment of Ashley E. Randle to the role of Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).    Randle starts on March 6, 2023, as the twenty-first Commissioner and the first woman appointed to lead the
Pittsfield Man Sentenced For Assault
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Monday, Feb. 27 Raphael Ellison, 68 years old, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Callahan on five counts stemming from an incident on Nov. 11, 2020 at a residence on Linden Street.   On the evening of the incident, Ellison attacked and then threatened an individual he used to have a romantic
Berkshire Planning Commission Talks Staff Advancement Possibilities
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission continues to brainstorm solutions for municipal staffing issues — even within its own organization. On Thursday, the Executive Committee discussed possible staff advancement opportunities. BRPC currently has two policies: one that allows all staff up to $500 and 21
Lenox Roofer Covers Community That Helped Build His Business
  LENOX, Mass. — Third-generation roofer Jason Smegal has been building a reputation on providing quality services to the community with his business Klaus Roofing Systems by J Smegal.    The company offers roof replacements, repairs and gutter services to protect buildings and the valuables inside
Governor Launches Emergency Training and Education Center
BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced the launch of the Northeast Emergency Management Training & Education Center (NEMTEC), designed to strengthen regional response to climate change and other emergencies.    Led by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), this comprehensive training
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