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Engaging With The Dead: Berkshirites & Spectral World Part 2: Gilded Age to Modern Para-Tourism

By the late 1960s and the '70s, though, a new resurgence of interest in the occult and paranormal swept the western world, and the Berkshires were not left out.

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Engaging With The Dead: Berkshirites & the Spectral World. Part 1: 1781-1900

There's little question that the extensive talk of Shakers summoning spirits of the dead to the east had some influence not only on the Fox sisters and their "messages from beyond" in the form of knocks and rapping on tables, but also on the large population of believers who flocked to such performances.

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Adams Theater Opens for a Haunting Display on Halloween

The theater space will play host to Halloween-themed pieces created by a dozen artists. Adams Theater is also working with Lions Club's Halloween Parade to allow parade-goers to see the exhibit without leaving the parade route.

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Hoosac Valley Elementary Gets Spooky With Halloween Event

More than 50 teachers and families got in costume and decorated their cars to join in on the event. Principal Erin Beaulac said she was happy to see so many people turn out and be excited to participate.

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2021

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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City of Pittsfield Announces 2021 Virtual Halloween Contests

Submissions for each contest will be accepted beginning Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 24.

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Pittsfield Halloween Parade Canceled, Trick or Treat Is On

Recreation & Special Events Coordinator Becky Manship told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that unfortunately there will be no parade due to a rise in COVID-19 cases but local children will be able to go door to door for candy on Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Williamstown Officials: Halloween 'Treat' Not Intended to Send Message

But the town manager acknowledged Sunday that the patches in question could be "easily confused" with the "Blue Lives Matter" symbolism that has been employed nationwide and in town to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Zombie Pig, and Other Tales of Cabbage Stalk Night

In local news archives, there are two main kinds of cabbage nights referenced: "mild in comparison to previous years" and "one of the worst in memory."

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Berkshires Beat: Halloween Weekend

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'Haunted Streets' To Air On PCTV

PCTV will present "Haunted Streets: A Celebration of 25 Years of Halloween Parades" in place of when live coverage of the parade as it stepped off on Tyler St would have begun. The program will look back at some of the best floats and moments of the past 25 years of PCTV's parade coverage.

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Adams Board of Health Accepts Town Halloween Plan

The Board of Health officially endorsed the town's Halloween plans but urged residents to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend.

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Pittsfield Community Comes Together to Host 'Trick or Trunk'

North Street on Thursday night was full of masked, socially distancing trick-or-treaters participating in the community organized "Trick or Trunk" event.

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Clarksburg Sets Halloween Hours; Buildings to Reopen in November

The Select Board set the hours for 5:30 to 7 p.m. and are recommending the "GHOST" protocol outlined by North Adams two weeks ago for the city's observances.

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Great Barrington Sets Trick or Treat Hours

The event is contingent upon the town remaining at "low risk" for COVID-19, according to the state's COVID-19 map. There will be no rain date.

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Downtown Pittsfield Announces 'Trick or Eat'

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will be holding a "Trick or Eat" event over Halloween, Friday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1.

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Williamstown Developing Guidelines for Healthy Halloween

Town Manager Jason Hoch presented to the board a draft of the guidelines he plans to bring to the Select Board for its consideration at its Oct. 14 meeting.

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Adams Sets Halloween Protocol

The town will bring a trick-or-treat to the kids of Adams this year, and town vehicles will drive through each precinct to distribute candy.

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Pittsfield Sets Halloween Hours; Discourages Trick-or-Treating

In a press release released by the city Wednesday morning, Mayor Linda Tyer discouraged residents from trick or treating this Halloween but provided some guidelines for those who wished to partake anyways.

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Governor Says Halloween Is a Go

Berkshire communities are determining how they will deal with door-to-door to distribution of candy. North Adams is holding trick-or-treat and issued a list of cautions; some towns are considering a central outdoor location or limiting hours.

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Naumkeag Pumpkin Show Debuts 1,500 Jack-O'-Lanterns

The historic home and gardens made an extra effort this year to provide a haunting outdoor experience, nearly doubling its jack-o'-lantern count to 1,500.

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North Adams Sets Trick Or Treat Guidelines

Thursday morning the city announced that Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Saturday, Oct 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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CDC Releases Guidance for Trick-or-Treating

Local governments will be taking up the question of Halloween activities in the coming weeks but it looks like traditional trick-or-treating is out this year. And don't think that plastic costume mask is a substitute for the cloth one you're wearing now.

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Adams Officials Seeking Safe Way to Celebrate Halloween

The state is expected to provide some guidance on trick or treating this week but going door to door is probably unlikely because of the novel coronavirus.

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Homeless Continue to Leave Pittsfield Parks

\Recreation Activities Coordinator Becky Manship gave her report and said the annual Halloween Parade has been canceled because of the pandemic.