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Polling Stations in Berkshire County
11:30AM / Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Polls are open in Massachusetts from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for state & federal elections, including primaries; municipal election times vary.

Where to vote:

Adams: Memorial Building, Valley Street
Becket: Town Hall, Main Street
Cheshire: Cheshire School cafeteria, 191 Church St. 
Clarksburg: Community Center, Cross Road
Dalton: Community Center, Main Street
Egremont: Fire station, Egremont Plain Road
Florida: Town Office, 379 Mohawk Trail
Great Barrington:

Precincts A, C, D: Fire Station, 37 State Road Precinct B: Housatonic Community Center, Main Street

Hancock: Hancock School, Route 43
Hinsdale: Town Hall, South Street
Lanesborough: Town Hall, 83 North Main St.
Lee:

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Williamstown's Water Street Project Pared to 21 Units
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:15AM / Tuesday, September 06, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Developers looking to build mixed income housing at the site of the former Grange Hall on Water Street have again modified their plans, this time lowering the number of units to 21.   Architect Hicks Stone was before the board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust on Wednesday to explain the latest incarnation of the development he is proposing along with partner Bill Freeman.   The first time the idea was pitched to the trustees, in June, the developers were talking about 22 units. Last month, they said they had found a way to get 28 units on the 6.6-acre parcel.   "As a result of some observations from the public, We've pared

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Letter: Vote For Kingsbury-Evans
Letter to the Editor,
07:00PM / Sunday, September 04, 2022

To the Editor:

Please join me in voting on Tuesday for Paula Kingsbury-Evans. We need younger bloodlines in our elected officials and offices. She has good ideas and will a good representative in the Massachusetts First House District.

I received a flyer promoting her opponent which was paid for by a PAC. He takes disproportionate credit for ideas and accomplishments of others. He now promotes popular trends he has not been known for. His past local history was divisive.

Creativity and original ideation is important! In short, it’s time for a change! Vote for Paula Kingsbury Evans on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Ken Swiatek

 

 

 

 

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Williamstown Fire Station Cost Pegged at $18M
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:24AM / Thursday, September 01, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The initial estimate for a new fire station came in at just below $18 million, the fire district's Building Committee learned on Wednesday.   But there are a number of unknowns at this stage of the design process, and the committee noted at least one opportunity Wednesday to trim the budget by choosing a gas-fired HVAC system over an electric-powered variable refrigerant flow system.   With the more energy-efficient electric VRF system included, estimator Miyakoda Consulting of Raynham pegged the building cost at $17,909,261 for a cost of $658.07 per square foot, assuming a summer 2023 construction start.   If the district ultimately goes with

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Williamstown Sets Single Tax Rate for FY23
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:56AM / Wednesday, August 31, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The average property owner will see a 4.4 percent rise in their property tax in the current fiscal year according to numbers presented by Town Assessor Chris Lamarre.   Lamarre gave a report to the Select Board and the fire district's Prudential Committee before each taxing authority made its annual vote on whether to maintain a single tax rate in the town.   According to projections based on the total tax levy — the spending approved by the annual town meeting and annual district meeting — and the total value of taxable property (currently just more than $1.2 billion), the tax rate for FY23 will be $16.17 per $1,000 of

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District Attorney Candidates Meet in Final Debate
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
05:50PM / Tuesday, August 30, 2022
LENOX, Mass. — With one week to go until the Democratic primary, incumbent Andrea Harrington and challenger Timothy Shugrue participated in the final debate for Berkshire County district attorney at The Mount on Tuesday.    Berkshire Democratic Brigades sponsored the debate and BDB Chair Michael Wise moderated.   Shugrue began by arguing that he has more experience as a former assistant district attorney and 36 years of experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He described himself as a "smart progressive ... who advocates for and actually achieves progress."    He said he wants to hold people accountable for breaking the law and argued that

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Fall Foliage 5K, Berkshire Half Marathon Set for Oct. 8-9
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10:24AM / Monday, August 29, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- One finisher of the inaugural Berkshire Half Marathon will win a  brand new 2023 Subaru.   The half marathon will be part of a two-race weekend that kicks off with the first Fall Foliage 5K on Saturday, Oct. 8. The 13.1-mile race will be Sunday.   Berkshire Running Center owners Kent and Shiobbean Lemme; Race Directors of the MountainOne Steel Rail Races; have once again brought another weekend of running events to the Berkshires and the newly expanded Ashuwillticook Rail Trail.     The event is co-sponsored by Haddad Subaru, MountainOne, John’s Ace Hardware and UNICO. The races will be newly structured renditions of the

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Mount Greylock's First Graduating Class Returning for 60th Reunion
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
07:00AM / Saturday, August 27, 2022

A newspaper clipping provided by Caroline Martel promotes the Mount Greylock Class of 1962's class play, 'Our Town.'   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The last time the first class to graduate from Mount Greylock Regional School got together at the high school, members did not know it was the last time it could gather in that space.   "We had brunch there on Sunday in the cafeteria," Caroline George Martel recalled recently. "Some people hadn't even seen the new addition. We didn't have seventh and eighth grade there when I went there."   When Martel and members of the class of 1962 talk about the "new" addition, they

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State House Candidates Field Questions at Williamstown Forum
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:33PM / Friday, August 26, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The most obvious difference between the two candidates for the 1st Berkshire seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives was the first issue the pair addressed in a Thursday evening forum.   Incumbent John Barrett III immediately focused on his long career in public service, recalling his days as a county commissioner, his decades as the mayor of North Adams and his nearly five years on the job in Boston.   Newcomer Paula Kingsbury-Evans emphasized her youthful enthusiasm, the ties to the Northern Berkshire community she formed as a student at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and her ties to a Boston-based progressive political

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Williamstown Fire District to Get First Cost Estimate for New Building Next Week
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:22AM / Friday, August 26, 2022

Three sketches showing different views of current plans for Williamstown's proposed fire station. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The fire district next week will get its first look at initial cost estimates for a new station on Main Street.   The district's architect is scheduled to present the preliminary numbers to the district's Building Committee at its Aug. 31 meeting.   "The public needs to understand this is the first step," Prudential Committee Chair David Moresi said at Wednesday's monthly Prudential Committee meeting. "We have a long way to go, but we have to start getting some tangible numbers together so we can figure out which way

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Images Cinema Names Next Executive Director
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:41AM / Thursday, August 25, 2022

Dan Hudson joins Images Cinema as its new director. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Dan Hudson is bringing his passion for arthouse cinemas to Spring Street.   "One thing I've been very vocal about in the exhibition community is these films need to be in theaters," Hudson said this week. "If you're a filmmaker, you're not making something so people can only watch it on a screen at home or on their mobile device. You want it on a big screen and watched in community. That's something only arthouse theaters can provide for those films.   "If Hulu or Netflix or whoever decides it isn't worth it for the bottom line to market to theaters,

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Williamstown Officials Discuss Pros, Cons of Municipal Fiber Optics
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:13PM / Wednesday, August 24, 2022
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Finance Committee last week discussed whether the town should consider investing in townwide broadband that could deliver residents up to 1 gigabyte of connectivity for a little more than residents currently pay a private vendor.   Although no decisions were made and no votes were taken, the general gist of the conversation was that there are a lot of unknowns and risks that the town has to consider before taking that step.   Andrew Cohill of Virginia-based Design Nine Inc. presented the results of a feasibility study his firm conducted on behalf of the town.   For an estimated cost of $7 million, the town could construct a fiber optic network

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