The Boston Book Festival Is Coming to the Berkshires this October

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BOSTON, Mass. — The Boston Book Festival is coming to the Berkshires this October, virtually.
 
The Book Festival will be free and online this year and include outdoor activities, one that will take place in the Berkshires.
 
The festival is collaborating with Melville's Arrowhead home in Pittsfield and The Mount in Lenox to be part of the festival's Book Hunt, a scavenger hunt that will involve posting clues on social media as to where the books are hidden on the different properties. 
 
The Emily Dickinson House and Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford, Conn., and the Walden Woods Project and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord will also be included.
 
The Book Hunt will also be citywide in Boston.
 
Follow the book hunt on twitter at @Bostonbookfest and the hashtag #BBFBookHunt.
 
More information can be found here.
 
To see the full line-up of free virtual events all October click here
 

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters were able to douse a blaze to allow three trapped occupants of an Appleton Avenue apartment to flee to safety. 
 
The structure fire at 35 Appleton was reported at about 5:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the rear of the 2 1/2-story house was on fire when the the department arrived. 
 
The structure has four residential units and "fast fire extinguishment enabled the residents of apartment 3 to safely self-evacuate" as fire had spread to their doorway and only means of egress. 
 
The rest of the building was searched and all occupants were evacuated. There were no reported injuries. 
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