Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block

The Berkshire Museum recently announced a $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of those works from its permanent collection, including a $40 million boost for its endowment and a $20 million renovation.
Local News
Challenge to Dennis Powell's school committee bid rejected by Pittsfield election officials

PITTSFIELD — City election officials have rejected a challenge to Dennis Powell's candidacy for Pittsfield School Committee.The three-member Board of Registrars recently threw out claims by Alexander …

Savoy seeks public comments on wind-power bylaw tweak

SAVOY — By increasing the size of turbine blades, a proposed wind-power plant in Savoy could generate 15 to 20 percent more electricity. But first, residents must agree to tweak a bylaw. That process starts at 6 p.m. Thursday with a public …

Pittsfield to renegotiate lease with Lyon Aviation

PITTSFIELD — The city plans to renegotiate its lease with Lyon Aviation — using outside legal help — in part because the company plans to expand.

5 more come forward claiming sexual abuse from former Adams Memorial Junior High custodian

ADAMS — At least five more men have come forward and claimed they were victims of sexual assault at the hands of a school custodian in the 1970s.The claims began hours after The Eagle published the result of a monthslong investigation Saturday …

Health officials urge caution after fox bites Pittsfield resident

PITTSFIELD — City health officials are urging residents to use caution following reports that a fox bit a local resident over the weekend.The Pittsfield Health Department reported Monday the unidentified person was bitten in the vicinity of …

Discover Tyler Street: A Pittsfield block party with a mission

PITTSFIELD — A traditional August celebration, Discover Tyler Street, will have a new look and goal: showing the potential for development in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.Pittsfield Better Block will take place Saturday from noon to …

Top Sport Stories
Back at practice, Wahconah football undergoing change at quarterback position

Over the recent history of the Wahconah football program, the Warriors' quarterback has always been the focal point of the offense. They've come in several shapes and sizes, with differing skill sets and tendencies, but one thing they've all had in …

Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year

Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

Braves new day: Taconic football returns with host of fresh faces after Western Mass. championship win

Opinion
Our Opinion: Angry GB dog owners could try self-policing

For many dog owners, no experience is more exhilarating than romping with one's furry friend in a wide open space — preferably one with an aquatic feature, like a river, lake or the seashore.And most dog owners are responsible, understanding …

Our Opinion: Beer distribution reform still bound in red tape

Our Opinion: Answer hate speech through our own words and deeds

Our Opinion: Making the pot law work in the state

Our Opinion: Trees, tree program need room to grow

Columnists
Francis Moriarty: Just how crazy is Kim Jong-un?

PITTSFIELD — Insanity is often described as doing the same thing over and over, always expecting a different result. But is it necessarily crazy to do something repeatedly just because others say that it makes you look irrational? After all, …

Carole Owens: Fulfilling our duty to people, history

Berkshire schools: Doing nothing is not an option

Lauren R. Stevens: Don't be silenced by foes of environment

Alan Chartock | I, Publius: Reining in heroin scourge may require legalization

Letters
Letter: Elm Court project totally out of place

To the editor:It seems to me, and I imagine many other residents of Lenox, Stockbridge and the Berkshires, that the vision that Mr. Hawthorne of the Travasa Corporation paints of the completed Elm Court development destroys the essence of why they …

Letter: Honor the requests of hard-working nurses

Letter: BMC nurses deserve community support

Letter: Civil disobedience our only hope at this time

Letter: Honesty a victim in museum consultation

World News
Local News

North Adams Chamber of Commerce sets dates for candidate forums

NORTH ADAMS — Weighing 17 candidates for City Council and five for mayor may seem like a daunting task for city voters.So the North Adams Chamber of Commerce hopes to help.The chamber announced on Tuesday that it is hosting two candidate …

Podcast | Don Morrison: Weapon Of Mass Distraction

In this week's podcast, Don Morrison addresses the unending barrage of mixed messages from the Tweeter-in-chief.

County Fare: Unexpected Mount Greylock proposal lights up Monday's eclipse

Heath Trudell knew he wanted his proposal to longtime girlfriend Caroline Pierce to be unforgettable. When he learned the partial solar eclipse would be visible from the summit of Mount Greylock on Monday, he knew that was the moment.He proposed to …

How the Berkshires caught a glimpse of the solar eclipse

PITTSFIELD — Homemade viewer in hand, 6-year-old Noelle Huntley pointed the simple telescope toward the solar eclipse playing peek-a-boo with the clouds on Monday afternoon. "I saw the moon ... cover the sun," the Lenox youngster excitedly …

Eclipse No. 66 for Williams College's Jay Pasachoff, who took in celestial event from Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The conditions couldn't have been better.Under a nearly cloudless sky, with temperatures in the 80s, Williams College astronomer and professor Jay Pasachoff rallied his guests and student expedition team during a two-minute …
Berkshire Landscapes

Tanglewood: Some of the best seats are in the back

LENOX — Children chasing one another behind the trees, wine and cheese passing between family spreads, a cloudless twilight finale capping a sparkling summer day — the ingredients for a rollicking picnic atmosphere on the lawn outside …

Jacob's Pillow Dance: A taste of culture - and free delivery

Navigating the long, winding roads through the Becket forest to Jacob's Pillow Dance is a rite of passage for some visitors, a gateway into the venue's rustic aura.But for Stephen Pepper, it's a barrier."I'm not a big fan of driving," said Pepper, …

"Food, Farming and our Future": Sowing seeds of success

You might not think acclaimed chef Dan Barber and distinguished economist Paul Krugman have much in common — but as it turns out, they do. And they'll have plenty of time to go over it all during an Aug. 27 fundraiser event, catered by The Old …
The Arts

Barn Gallery at Stonover Farm: A lasting impression

LENOX — Each summer during the late 1960s and early 1970s, young artists from schools across the country traveled to an eight-week drawing and painting course at Tanglewood held by Boston University in conjunction with Berkshire Music …

The Weepies, Liz Glynn exhibit headline Mass MoCA's fall season

NORTH ADAMS — After a whirlwind summer that included a massive expansion into Building 6 and a packed slate of performing arts, Director Joseph Thompson described the fall as a time for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art to "take a …

'I'll Drink To That': Mugs - like art - come in all shapes and sizes

NORTH ADAMS — Tall mugs. Short mugs. Mugs with or without handles. Mugs with astronaut cats on them. "I'll Drink To That," a show of drinking vessels made by 25 local and national artists at the Eclipse Mill Gallery, has them all. And the best …
Music

Words matter for singer-songwriter Simon Joyner

NORTH ADAMS — In a career spanning more than two decades, folk artist Simon Joyner has received praise for writing poignant verse. The way he sees it, that's not meant to imply that his music isn't worthy of similar recognition."It's just that …

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra goes to the summit with Strauss

LENOX — The party started the trek up the mountain at dawn, took a wrong path, reached the summit in glory, got drenched in a thunderstorm on the way down, and reached home in triumph at dark.It's the story of Richard Strauss' "Alpine …
Lifestyles

Too many tomatoes? No problem!

With this year's not-quite-so-hot summer, gardeners everywhere are seeing red. That is, finally, tomatoes are ripening on vines and the impending surge of them means that family kitchens everywhere must be prepared for preservation and preparation. …

Greek Fest: It's all about the food, dancing and music

Opa! What would a Greek Fest be without music and dancing?There will be plenty of both this weekend at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Berkshires' annual Greek Fest. Athenian Entertainment will provide music, and dancers from the Greek …

New study: High school athletes not being fully protected

NEW YORK — A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat …
State News
National News
Cannabis Road
THE CANNABIS ROAD

Larry Parnass, investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle, spent a little over a week in Colorado reporting on that state’s experience with medical and recreational marijuana. With …

Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block

The Berkshire Museum recently announced a $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of those works from its permanent collection, including a $40 million boost for its endowment and a $20 million renovation.

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