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Grand jury indicts former Adams police officer on another round of child porn charges

By Bob Dunn bdunn@berkshireeagle.com PITTSFIELD - A former Adams police officer, once convicted on child pornography charges, is being held on $50,000 bail on a fresh round of similar accusations. Alan C. Vigiard, 51, of Adams, has …

At Simon's Rock lecture, CUNY professor talks Trump, conservatism

GREAT BARRINGTON - Corey Robin was planning to speak about conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday at Bard College at Simon's Rock. "But then we had the election," he said, "so, I'm going to discuss the history of …

Standing Rock fundraiser Saturday in Sheffield; anti-pipeline activism continues in Berkshire County

by Eoin Higgins ehiggins@berkshireeagle.com GREAT BARRINGTON - Southern Berkshire County's support for the North Dakota Standing Rock protests shows no sign of slowing down. On Saturday, a fundraiser concert for the protests will be …

State News
Mass. officials seeing spike in `straw donors'

By Steve LeBlanc, The Associated Press BOSTON - Massachusetts election officials say they're seeing a spike in the number of so-called "straw donor" cases meant to disguise the true source of campaign contributions - and they're hoping to …

HUD boss visits Boston to announce smoke-free public housing rule

College art exhibit closed over Klan painting to reopen

Bill seeks to change when Halloween is celebrated

Bicyclist, 58, killed in collision with truck on I-495 ramp

Nation & world news
Emergency officials: ' We won't let pipeline protesters freeze'

By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press FARGO, N.D. - The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other …

Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

Fire tears through Oakland dance party

A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews

Trump, backers try to block 3 state recounts

Local News

Illegal ammo latest charge for Pittsfield man with history of arrests

PITTSFIELD - A city man with a history of juvenile offenses has raised the concern of prosecutors after he racked up a series of new charges, including setting a living room couch ablaze, missing court appearances and most recently, illegally …

Advisory group recommends shared administrator for Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge

By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle LENOX - A tri-town advisory group exploring shared services for Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge for the past year has recommended a shared town administrator proposal for consideration by the Select Boards in …

Young chefs on right track: Railroad Street Youth Project puts kids in kitchens and they love the experience

By Jenn Smith jsmith@berkshireeagle.com GREAT BARRINGTON - At the annual Railroad Youth Street Project Culinary Arts Celebration dinner, there's a story behind each pair of hands that serves the course. Now in its ninth year, the …

Salvation Army seeks help finding new Pittsfield store site

PITTSFIELD - Though it failed to find a new home for its closed Dalton Avenue store, the Salvation Army is not retreating. The nonprofit continues to look for a new outlet in the Pittsfield area and is interested in hearing from anyone who …

Voters OK plan to shorten Lenox Dale road as part of municipal solar project

LENOX - Willow Creek Road has just shrunk by nearly 400 feet. Clearing the way for the town's first municipal solar array, voters at a special town meeting this week approved a plan to close and abandon the northerly portion of the Lenox Dale …
Local sports
Wahconah football falls short in Division IV state final

FOXBOROUGH - The Wahconah football team found itself in an unfamiliar situation on Saturday - trailing late in the game. The team's inability to move the ball on the ground put the burden of making a comeback attempt on the shoulders of senior …

College Roundup: Lauren McCall's putback lifts Williams women to win

Notebook: Wahconah cheer takes in Gillette Stadium

Wahconah's Gary Campbell Jr., Will Genaway make it back to Gillette Stadium

Opinion
Our Opinion: Dakota pipeline isn't worth a tragedy

The escalating tension surrounding the North Dakota pipeline protest may come to a head on Monday, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to begin making arrests. This would be the latest and worst misstep by all the government …

Our Opinion: A great opportunity for Rep. Neal

Our Opinion: Parking fees overdue for downtown Pittsfield

Opioid addiction battle is fought on several fronts

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: Clark program gives new parents chance to stretch

Our Opinion: Voter fraud claims are an attack on democracy

Food
Bits and Bites: Plenty of opportunities to dine with Santa

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Ioka Valley Farm will hold Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4. Hayrides, wreaths, decorations, gifts and the farm's pure maple syrup will be available. The farm is at …

Chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays

Make chocolate rosemary biscotti for a snack or a gift

Sneaky ingredient makes fondue that's healthy

Entertainment
Where, when you can watch your favorite holiday movies on TV

LOS ANGELES - The spirit of the holidays is an elastic concept when it comes to both commerce and TV programming. Endlessly varied gift possibilities are equaled by what's on the small screen, with Taraji P. Henson's "White Hot" special and a …

Nothin' but the blues unplugged, unvarnished

Young co-star of OWN's "Queen Sugar" riding crest of a wave

PEOPLE

Film scribes are ga ga over "La La"

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