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Sagas of the Shire: The Madness of Sue Dunham
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 06-28-2015 - It was perhaps her shrewd tongue that most contributed to her status as a legendary local figure during her lifetime.
Our Neighbors: Two Men & Four Buildings
By Paul W. Marino
NORTH ADAMS - 06-20-2015 - In 1902, it was common for office buildings to have a ballroom on the top floor, and this one is no exception.
'Jurassic World': Just When You Thought it was Safe
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 06-19-2015 - So here we mere mortals are again, paying no mind to those before us who messed with Mother Nature and unleashed gosh...
The House of Springside: The Evolution of 'Elmhurst'
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 06-13-2015 - Rooms still piled high with stored artifacts from its half century of parks coordination give a glimpse into the...
The Classical Beat: Berkshires Classical Music Season...
By Stephen Dankner
LENOX - 06-03-2015 - What makes Tanglewood such a great festival? In a word, it's all about diversity.
Rattlesnakes: Disparaged Denizens of the Berkshires
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 05-31-2015 - "Because the innocent snake was the villain of the Bible, he has always had a hard time in New England." — Morgan...
Sagas of the Shire: Recalling the Wendell Hotel
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 05-17-2015 -
'5 Flights Up': A Cut Above
By Michael S. Goldberger
SOUTH COUNTY - 05-16-2015 -
Our Neighbors: The Hillside Hotel
By Paul W. Marino
NORTH ADAMS - 05-16-2015 - If a cemetery is a city, it's important to recall what else one can find in a city.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Had Me Showing My Age
By Michael S. Goldberger
WILLIAMSTOWN - 05-07-2015 - So the short review is, unless you're a diehard fan or video games are your second language, save yourself.
Our Neighbors: Strange Bedfellows
By Paul W. Marino
NORTH ADAMS - 05-03-2015 - Up until 1911, the post office occupied a modest space in the Wilson House Hotel on Main Street, but in 1910, Lawrence...
'Ex Machina': It's Alive! It's Alive! Maybe
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 04-30-2015 - This includes much philosophical pondering: What exactly is human consciousness? And while we're at, what's the secret...
'An Uncommonly Fine Head': The Life and Times of...
By Joe Durwin
STOCKBRIDGE - 04-26-2015 - "God will not ask what is our color, but what has been our conduct." — Agrippa Hull
'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2': Bargain Basement Bull
By Michael S. Goldberger
PITTSFIELD - 04-24-2015 - It's dependent on its loyal audience's acceptance of mediocrity for the sake of all too few laughs.
Guest Column: An Earth Day Appreciation of Our...
By Martin Suuberg
PITTSFIELD - 04-22-2015 - I want to thank local officials for their important work in making our shared mission a reality.
Pipeline Digging Could Yield Ancient Info
By Joe Durwin
NORTH ADAMS - 04-19-2015 - During this period, our understanding of when and how the Berkshires had been occupied by earlier peoples was being...
'Danny Collins': Idol for the Ages
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 04-16-2015 - Supplying both affirmation and eloquently imparted nostalgia, the film chooses for its protagonist the iconic figure of...
'Furious 7': Makes Six Too Many
By Michael S. Goldberger
PITTSFIELD - 04-15-2015 - The only question to answer with each succeeding issue is, "Just how much more insanely ludicrous is this one?"
Letter: A Future Worth Investing In
Letter to the editor
PITTSFIELD - 04-12-2015 - A significant piece of our city's rebirth is the Taconic School Project.
'Deli Man': Knows From Chopped Liver
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 04-10-2015 - The film is as much an homage to American opportunity as it is to deli men.
Letter: Increasing the Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco
Letters to the Editor
NORTH ADAMS - 04-06-2015 - According to the report, if the minimum legal age was raised to 21 now, by the time today's teenagers are adults, we...
Becket's Boulder Grange: From Mansion to Monastery to...
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 04-05-2015 - Leland was also well liked in Becket, where he was a large contributor to North Becket Church, in addition to being the...
Our Neighbors: John E. Atwood
By Paul W. Marino
NORTH ADAMS - 04-04-2015 -
Living With Ghosts: My Time At the Butler Goodrich...
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 03-30-2015 - It is also, according to some, quite haunted ... a reputation which prompted me to jump at the chance to temporarily...
'America's First Hippie': O.B. Joyful Left Indelible...
By Joe Durwin
LANESBOROUGH - 03-22-2015 - "I always remembered whatever pertained to nature and have come to the conclusion that human beings do not think...
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Little League Championship...
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Candlelight Vigil for S.C....
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Central/South Relay for Life...
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'Amazing' Book Launch Party
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Third Thursday June 2015
Third Thursday in Pittsfield brought thousands to North...
Bruins Rally At Cheshire...
The Boston Bruins held a rally for Cheshire Elementary...
Pittsfield High Graduation...
Pittsfield High School held its graduation on Sunday at...
Taconic High Graduation 2015
Taconic High School held its graduation exercises on...
Lenox High Graduation 2015
Lenox Memorial High School presented diplomas to 64...
Solid Sound Day Three
Solid Sound concluded Sunday with performances from the...
Solid Sound Day Two
Saturday's performances at Solid Sound included NRBQ,...
Solid Sound Day One
Solid Sound gates opened at 4:30 and concert goers enjoyed...
Colegrove Park School Tour
School and city officials toured the far-from-completion...
Down Street Art 2015 Kickoff
Down Street Art kicked off Thursday night with music, food,...
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