Egremonters reverse earlier vote, unanimously approve SBRSD budget

Friday, Jun 23 - Sixty Egremont residents, the minimum needed for a quorum, raised their pink slips in the cafeteria of Mount Everett Regional High School to cast their votes in favor of the proposed SBRSD budget, thereby ending the town's dispute with the school district -- for the time being.

Joseph Simonetta, 50, of Lenox

Thursday, Jun 22 - He attended services at the Church on the Hill and was a volunteer at the church suppers. He also volunteered at the Guthrie Center in Housatonic.

Marjorie Cummings, 88, of Lee

Thursday, Jun 22 - She was employed as an operator for New England Telephone in its Lenox exchange for several years, worked at the former Windsor Mountain School in Lenox as a switchboard operator and bookkeeper, and was a cook and St. Mary’s Convent in Lee prior to her retirement.

Daniel Toomey, 91, of Lee, MassDOT surveyor

Wednesday, Jun 21 - While Toomey saw action at both the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, it was the fact that the peace treaty was signed in Tokyo Bay in 1945 aboard the very ship on which he was serving that he was most proud.

Birth announcements

Tuesday, Jun 20 - Three boys and a girl were born recently at Fairview Hospital.

Surprise: ‘Flushable wipes’ not so flushable after all

Thursday, Jun 15 - The cost for a sewer system as small as Great Barrington's is staggering. The annual cost for dealing with so-called "flushable" wipes is estimated to be $150,000 for cleaning and unclogging, with labor alone costing $85,000.