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BERKSHIRE INTERGROUP OFFICE
85 EAST STREET ROOM 14-15
PITTSFIELD MA 01201
Appalachian Trail - The trail runs
Mountain in Lee. Learn more about the trail at Appalachian
Trail and at Appalachian
Mountain Club. Also read
about local efforts to preserve this valued resource.
Big E - A multi-state fair held in late
summer in Springfield.
- There are two cemeteries in Lee and one in South Lee.. The Town
Cemetery (243-5520), located on Greylock Street at Maple Street and
St. Mary's Cemetery (243-4230), located on Spring Street. In South
Lee the Town Cemetery is located on Meadow Street, south of Route
|Country Curtains - The
Annual Sale opened on May 20th in 2011 and continues until stock is
depleted. It will be held at The Rink on Rte 20 (Housatonic
Street) in Lee. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun Noon-5pm
|Daniel Chester French
- In 1899, the Town of Lee dedicated a public drinking
fountain in memory of Amelia Jeannette Kilbon, a vibrant member of
the Loyal Temperance Legion (part of the Christian Woman's Temperance
Union). Daniel Chester French was commissioned by the Loyal Temperance
Union to design the fountain which was to have two sides - a horse
fountain and a drinking fountain. French used two images for the fountain
from which the water flowed: an image of a Mohegan Indian, Chief Konkapot,
and a fish. Chief Konkapot was Chief of the Stockbridge
Mohican Indian tribe which, in 1722, sold what is much of Berkshire
county to colonial settlers including the land which now makes up
the town of Lee. Kilbon was instrumental in raising funds for the
fountain; after her death, others continued raising funds and the
fountain became a memorial to Kilbon and her work with the Loyal Temperance
The back of the fountain carries an inscription which tells the
story of the dedicatee of the fountain, Amelia Jeannette Kilbon:
This Fountain Was Begun By
The Loyal Temperance Union
Under The Leadership Of
Amelia Jeannette Kilbon
And Was Completed By Other Friends
As A Tribute To Her Memory
Originally installed at the intersection of Railroad and Main Streets
in Lee, it was moved to its present location on the Town Park Village
Green after cars replaced horses as the primary mode of transportation.
The fountain is made of Lee marble, quarried in Lee.
Chief Konkaput dispenses only half of the water that he was designed
to offer. Yet the fountain remains a strong testament to the hard
work of local citizens who not only fought drunkenness and the violence
and crime that often followed it, but who also came together to
give their town something as practical and necessary as a drinking
The Public Drinking Fountain ("Chief Konkapot") is located
on the Town Park Village Green, adjacent to the Lee Town Hall. See the front of the fountain.
See the back of the fountain.
Tax - these taxes levied on cars, boats
and other items are billed by and collected by the Town Collector,
located at 32 Main Street.
|GOODWILL - Looking
for the closest Goodwill collection point. Try the parking lot of
the Lee Citgo station on Housatonic Street.
|Law Enforcement - The
town of Lee has its own police
department, headquartered in the town office building at 32 Main
Street; the non-emergency telephone number is 413-243-5530. There
is also a Massachusetts
State Police barracks located in Lee on Laurel Street (route 20);
telephone 413-243-0600. The Berkshire County Sheriff (467 Cheshire
Rd., Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201; 413-447-7117) also serves Lee.
|Lee Land Trust - The
Trust is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization and is independent
of any town board or commission. The Trust now owns 100 acres of land
in East Lee and takes the responsibility of the land stewardship seriously.
The Trust offers nature walks for enjoying Lee’s natural beauty,
talks and video presentations on subjects of local historical and
environmental interest. Contact: The Lee Land Trust, Box 702, Lee,
|Lee Lime - In 1997,
Medusa Corp., mainly a cement and aggregates company, purchased Lee
Lime Corp. It is now Oldcastle Stone Products (telephone: 413-243-0053).
Lee Lime is a small producer of dolomitic quicklime and dolomitic
hydrate which come from limestone.
Moments - a daily almanac of Massachusetts history. This
great site was launched by the Massachusettes Institute of Humanities,
on January 1st of this year. Throughout the year, radio listeners
and Internet users will find a different story every day about events
and people in the recorded history of Massachusetts. Visitors to this
website can learn more about the history of the state, see images
and illustrations, read a primary source document, and get suggestions
of links to follow and places to visit. Additionally, they can view
a timeline to see when a given moment occurred, and where applicable,
a map to see where it happened.
|Newspapers - The newspaper
most read in Lee is the Berkshire Eagle.
|Notary Public - While
there may be other notaries in town, there is definitely one or more
at Lee Bank,
75 Park Street, (800)-843-4100.
|Obituaries - It may
be morbid (by definition), but we have had people looking for an obituary
from time to time. We've found the best source to be Legacy.com.
|Paper Mills, Paper Making - If
you are interested in the history of the paper mills in and around
Lee, you will certainly be interested in this
page from the paperindustryweb.com
|Parking - Parking is
free and plentiful in Lee. There is a public parking lot off Railroad
Street, near the post office.
|Playgrounds - There
are a number of children's playgrounds in Lee. One playground is behind
the elementary school on Greylock Street. Another playground is in
South Lee on route 102 at Church Street. A playground is located at
the athletic field on Housatonic Street across from the Friendly's.
Another is on Marble Street.
|Post Office - The U.S.
Post Office in Lee (zip 01238) is located on Frank Consolati Way,
just off Main Street. In South Lee (zip 01260) it is on Route 102
at the corner of Church Street. Check
out our TownOfLee.com stamps. Great!
|Senior Center - The
Lee Senior Center is located on Railroad Street. The Lee Council on
Aging is located there as well. Office hours are Monday - Thursday,
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The coordinator is Norma Maroney. Phone 243-5545.
|Tennis Courts - There
are one or more public tennis courts at the Athletic Field on Housatonic
Street, across from the Friendly's, and at the High School on Greylock