A western Massachusetts native with state and town government experience has returned to the area to serve as town manager of Lenox.
Christopher Ketchen says he always had the goal of becoming a town manager. And it just so happened that a chance to accomplish that popped up half an hour from where he grew up.
Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.
List:The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh FermorOrfeo by Richard PowersThe Visionist by Rachel UrquhartThe Cool School edited by Glenn O’BrienThe Great War and Modern Memory by Paul FussellInspiring Generosity by Barbara Bonner
A Berkshire school district will begin a planning initiative this summer to find new solutions to common problems including declining government funding and student population.
The school committee for Lenox public schools recently voted to begin work on a strategy that will look for ways the district can plan for current and future issues.
A Marine from Connecticut who was killed in a training exercise explosion in Nevada will be laid to rest later this week in western Massachusetts.
More than 200 singers from throughout the Northeast will converge on the picturesque village of Lenox, MA this coming weekend to participate in the second Lenox Caroling Festival.
Choirs and choruses will perform al fresco on porches of businesses throughout the village. The groups, from the Berkshires, the Boston area and as far away as Delaware, will compete for cash prizes.