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Former Brookside Intensive Treatment Unit staffer sentenced

Douglas Agyeh, 44, was sentenced to 10 to 12 years for the charges of rape and three to five years concurrent for the charges of indecent assault and battery.

Great Barrington election results

Great Barrington — The following election results were provided by Town Clerk Jennifer Messina: Town Moderator Michael Owen Wise - 618 votes Write in - one vote Blank...

Teacher investigated in ‘Gender Queer’ police investigation at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School files civil rights lawsuit

"[Galdós-Shapiro] alleges that because of the defendants’ unlawful actions she has been threatened and suffered serious and substantial harm which caused her to take a leave from her teaching responsibilities out of fear," Galdos-Shapiro’s attorney states in a press release sent to media outlets.

West Stockbridge Select Board Member Andy Krouss retains his seat in a 275-213 win over challenger Wayne Cooper

West Stockbridge — Moments after the West Stockbridge polls closed at 7 p.m. tonight, Town Clerk Ronni Barrett announced the winner of the open...

Former Finance Committee member Loubert makes last-minute bid for Selectboard as a write-in candidate

Great Barrington —  Two days before the town's annual election on Tuesday, May 14, former Finance Committee member Michelle Loubert has announced she is running...

BREAKING: Lenox Select Board goes to incumbents – Updated May 7, 2:15 p.m.

All votes have been counted and voter turnout tallied 3,839, with 1,233 votes cast.

EPA releases renderings showing height of landfill set for Lee

The visuals highlight viewpoints from Crystal Street and Golden Hill Road.

Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office investigating phone scams targeting seniors

Due to advancements in technology, scammers can now use AI to clone a relative’s voice.

Brookside Road bridge closed by MassDOT: No timeline for reopening – story updated May 6

Great Barrington — The bridge on Brookside Road has been closed indefinitely by the state’s Department of Transportation. The bridge closure was announced in the...

BB gun assault reported at Great Barrington Marketplace parking lot

Two victims were reportedly shot multiple times by a BB gun fired from a car by teenage boys described to be between the ages of 16 and 19 years old.

Housatonic Water Works proposed settlement in rate case not a done deal

Town Manager Mark Pruhenski wrote in a statement posted on the Great Barrington town website that, despite media reports to the contrary, the case has not been settled.

New principal hired for Muddy Brook Elementary School

This school year, the district has had to deal with a turnover of principals from all three of its schools.

Owner of Northern Steel Buildings and Structures in Lee found guilty of multiple larceny charges

Fred Senter of Pittsfield, owner of Northern Steel Buildings & Structures in Lee, was found guilty of 25 charges.

W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School Principal Wheat leaving for New York, third principal in Berkshire Hills Regional School District to leave by end of...

The Berkshire Hills Regional School District will now have to find new principals for all three of its schools.

Ari Zorn announces candidacy for vacant Egremont Select Board seat

Egremont —  On his Facebook page on Friday, April 19, resident Ari Zorn announced that he will be running for the Select Board seat left...

New York man arrested in Great Barrington Police investigation concerning indecent exposure complaint

Great Barrington — Erik W. Ball, 24, of Craryville, New York, was arrested and charged with a count of indecent exposure, and a separate count of lewdness,...

Great Barrington resident wins $1 million in state lottery

The Massachusetts Lottery announced on April 10 that Great Barrington resident Richard Swiater won a $1 million prize in its "$4,000,000 Monopoly Doubler” $10...