West Nile Virus Alert from the Board of Health
Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus were found this July in Pittsfield, Richmond, Stockbridge, Sheffield, and Clarksburg. The Mass Department of Public Health has raised the risk level for WNV from low to moderate in these and surrounding towns.
Additional spraying may be conducted as needed in these areas. The MDPH has a webpage with information on protecting yourself from mosquitoes and ticks:
Richmond's Fire Department now has a Rescue Boat
Your Fire Department wishes to thank the residents of Richmond who responded so generously to their letter fund, which made it possible for them to purchase a rescue boat, which will be used on Richmond Pond and Class A uniforms. Those uniforms, the first the Fire Department has owned, made it possible for them to win first place last year and second place at the Pittsfield Parade this year.
West Stockbridge's First Annual "Old School Picnic"
Saturday, August 11th from 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM on the Town Hall Grounds (Route 102). There will be classic cars on display, games, face painting, a baking contest, and a decorating contest. Food booths will be offering a variety of "fair food" or you can bring your own picnic, chairs, blankets, etc.
Sewer Users Info Session
A summer info session is scheduled for
Wednesday August 22
at 5 PM.
Paul Lisi will provide a financial update on the sewer enterprise fund. Questions should be sent in advance to
2018 Mini-Site Collections
Wednesday, August 15th- 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
Saturday, September 8th - 8:30 11:00 AM - Great Barrington Recycling Center
Saturday, September 29th - 8:30 10:30 AM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
: Used motor oil, oil-based paint, spray paint, turpentine, stains, thinners
Not Accepting: Latex or water-based paint/stains, paint brushes/rags, medical waste, asbestors, fireworks and explosives, ammunition, gas cylinders, smoke detectors,
radiactive material, fire extinguishers, empty aerosol cans, PCB's.
Pre-Registration is Mandatory - Register online at http://www.cetonline.org/events/; Thomas.Jakubasz@cetonline.org OR call CET at 800-3693333 ext. 142
The Annual Richmond/West Stockbridge COA Picnic
On Friday, August 24th the Richmond and West Stockbridge COAs will host a picnic at the Firehouse Pavilion. The COAs will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs, you bring the side dishes, beverages or desserts of your choice. There will be a magician and our own Woody Printz and Friend will serenade. Come and enjoy good food, good fun and good conversation with neighbors.
Please RSVP to Phyllis at 413-698-3656 or via email at COA@richmondma.org.
Town Beach is Open
Hours are 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for lifeguards, but the beach area will remain open until at least 7:00 PM each evening. Closed on Mondays.