In a joint session, the Great Barrington Finance Committee and Selectboard deliberate over the 2018 town budget. Clockwise from lower right: Town Accountant Bob Patterson, Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin, Finance Committee members Tom Blauvelt, Buddy Atwood, Will Curletti, Janet Lee, and Select Board members Bill Cooke, Ed Abrahams, Dan Bailly, Steve Bannon and Sean Stanton. Standing beyond the negotiating table is Berkshire Hills Regional School District Superintendent Peter Dillon.

After robust debate, town and school budgets readied for Great Barrington town meeting

Thursday, Mar 23 / By / Unfortunately for Great Barrington taxpayers, the proposed BHRSD budget calls for an increase in the town's assessment of almost 6 percent, with an increase in Stockbridge of 1.16 percent and an actual decrease in West Stockbridge of 4.58 percent.

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