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Our Neighbors: The Teacher
By Paul W. Marino
NORTH ADAMS - 08-01-2015 - As a teacher, Miss Haskins was of the "old school" variety, with a firm belief in the three Rs and the value of...
Guest Column: Cheshire Override Will Fund Schools
By Paul Butler
CHESHIRE - 07-31-2015 - The budget for the coming school year for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District hangs in the balance.
Letter: Vote No on Override
Letters to the Editor
CHESHIRE - 07-29-2015 - The major standout in the Cheshire budget deficit problem is the ACRSD school budget.
Brewing Boomed In Pre-Prohibition Pittsfield
By Joe Durwin
PITTSFIELD - 07-26-2015 - Real crisis came at the end of the decade, as increasing restrictions on alcohol grew into total national prohibition.
'Trainwreck': What Raillery
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 07-23-2015 - While moral motifs are of course exaggerated, there is nonetheless a clever and time capsule-worthy parody of the...
'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': Growing Up, the Hard...
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 07-19-2015 - The flood of lovingly etched teenaged sensibilities in Jesse Andrews' screenplay, adapted from his novel, recall a mien...
'Ted 2': Raunchier Than the Average Bear
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 07-03-2015 - Pretensions noted and quickly dismissed, the allegorical relevance of Ted's plight as a subjugated minority manages a...
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.
'Inside Out': Out and Out Insightful
By Michael S. Goldberger
NORTH ADAMS - 06-25-2015 - Affectionately drawn to match their callings, they are a funny bunch of friendly adversaries, all dedicated to what...
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...
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