Back in the 1940s, the Gillettes would set up and run carnivals all around Pontoosuc Lake.
The brothers Jules, Art and Gene started up the Gillette Carnival in 1947 and it has grown to be a family affair. While it takes the family throughout the northeast throughout the summer they always start the year at home.
The Baker Hill Road District has filed another lawsuit against the Berkshire Mall in pursuit of taxes.
On Friday, the district, which was created as a taxing entity and in charge of maintaining the connector road, filed a lawsuit seeking taxes owed for this year. The new suit comes after the district was successful in being awarded in Berkshire Superior Court close to $300,000 in back taxes.
The Berkshire Mall says it looks to reopen later this week after its electricity had been shut off.
In a post on Facebook, the mall wrote that the closure for the last few days was caused by a power outage. The mall is aiming to re-open Wednesday but has said it is closed until further notice.
A Brooklyn chocolatier is considering purchasing one of the mall's anchor stores to manufacturer marijuana-infused chocolate products.
Lev Kelman and Lori Denman pitched the concept to the Board of Selectmen Monday night. Kelman said he's been in talks with mall ownership to either lease a large space like the vacant J.C. Penny location or lease a smaller space, in the former Garden Grill space.
The Baker Hill Road District has taken a new tactic to secure back taxes from the Berkshire Mall.
On Dec. 7, the district the district filed a lawsuit in Berkshire Superior Court against Berkshire Mall Realty Holdings seeking $276,859 plus interest from the properties. The request for taxes owed to the district for the first two quarters of the fiscal year.