Our subject for today was a local businessman who really did issue a $1,000 challenge — a fortune at the time — secure in the knowledge that no one would ever collect on it.
As it happened, he was absolutely correct, though perhaps this was due to the wording of the challenge rather than the superior quality of his product. ... His end was tragic and his legacy is limited to North Adams.
The visionary leader, scholar and champion for civil rights, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington in 1868 along a “golden river.” The hour long, 1/2-mile walking tour visits places that were significant to him while growing up and
Written and directed by Arrowhead’s playwright-in-residence Sally Filkins, author of “The Melville Trilogy," “I Am Pittsfield” treats themes of ethnic hostility, poverty, prejudice, abuse, hatred and fear, and the resultant disenfranchisement of “the othe