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Our Neighbors: The Thousand Dollar Challenge

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.

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North Adams Teacher Writes Book On City's History

"What I tried to do with my book is tell personal stories." — Deborah Sala

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Famed American Historian Enjoyed Berkshire Sightseeing

His description of The Hopper is as apt and accurate as that put down by any Berkshire native of his era.

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Free W.E.B. Du Bois Guided Walking Tours Offered

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

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Berkshire History Theatre to Present 'I Am Pittsfield' at Arrowhead

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

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Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival Announces Summer Lineup

"Freedom is a birthright, a gift of life, the platform on which we build our hopes and our dreams." — Don Quinn-Kelley

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Our Neighbors: John E. Atwood

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'America's First Hippie': O.B. Joyful Left Indelible Local Legacy

"I always remembered whatever pertained to nature and have come to the conclusion that human beings do not think enough." — Oh Be Joyful

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A History of Organized Crime in the Berkshires

The Pinball Hearings, which played to packed audiences in City Hall chambers, lasted from February to early May.

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North Adams Holocaust Museum Talking With Worcester University

"I would like to keep it here in the region but I can't seem to push the button." — Darrell K. English

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North Adams Holocaust Museum Hosts Holocaust Support Group

"You have to have this stuff in the front of people so that they understand what it meant." — Darrell English

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Adams Historical Society Exhibits Massive Civil War-Era Flag

"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" — Adm. David Farragut

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The Decline of Loyalist Opposition in the Berkshires

"The tories of the town were subjected to many petty annoyances, and the mischevious and fun loving youth played on them many pranks." — "History of the Berkshires"

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Williamstown Museum Hosts Talk by Former Sprague CEO

"I thought the SEC story, which I know personally, was an important story that needed to be told." — John L. Sprague

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Williamstown Art Conservation Center to Restore Fire Apparatus

"Do you restore it to the original condition, or do you just clean it up?" — Ed McGowan

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