Fulcrum has signed a purchase-and-sales agreement to buy 5.78 undeveloped acres from the Nolan family at 22 Van Deusenville Road to construct and operate a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility.
A common complaint among employees of the district and their families was that district officials did not adequately consult with faculty and staff about what was needed in terms of design and the accommodation of innovative curriculum, for example.
Berkshire Hills’ director of operations Steven Soule will once again assess the condition of 50-year-old Monument Mountain Regional High School and draft the statement, which will explain a number of deficiencies including ‘building condition, access, health and safety, as well as deficiencies for instructional programs, especially science and career and technical facilities.’
“For most of us in this room, getting to the polls on election day is probably not a huge struggle. But for a lot of people, particularly if you’re working more than one job, or you’re caring for a parent or grandparent–whatever it is–it’s not that easy.” –Josh Zakim
“Building relationships with neighboring districts, a concrete plan for the high school, and continuing to explore a way to marry vocational programs to the local economy” are issues that are priorities.
— Attorney Richard Dohoney, re-elected to the Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee
After Great Barrington voters shot down a Monument Mountain Regional High School renovation project two years in a row , a Regional Agreement Amendment Committee formed to get the three towns to the negotiating table to try to change the per-pupil funding arrangement.
In his letter to the editor, state Senate candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo writes: “I have also filed citizens’ petitions for warrant articles to appear on annual town meetings to ban Styrofoam and single-use plastic bags in Lenox, Lee, Adams and Dalton.”
In popular districts like Berkshire Hills, there is mounting frustration from taxpayers about shouldering the bulk of what it costs to educate a child who comes from a town other than the three in the district: Stockbridge, West Stockbridge and Great Barrington.
“I think this budget does what we are charged with doing, delivering quality education to our kids without wasteful spending. There is no wasteful spending in this budget — not a dime of it.” — Berkshire Hills School Committee member Richard Dohoney