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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Pittsfield softball notebook: Using dance moves keeps infielders 'loose' during stressful times

AMHERST — Playing high-level softball is stressful. The outcome of a game can shift on a single play. Infielders are expected to stay in front of screaming line drives. Pitchers must remain …

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4 injured in early Sunday morning rollover accident in Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — Four people were injured following a rollover motor vehicle crash near downtown early Sunday morning. At 1:10 a.m., city police responded to Linden Street near Francis Avenue where …
Owner of ex-DeSisto Estate: Stockbridge acting in bad faith by 'refusing to consider' mega-resort proposal STOCKBRIDGE — The owner of the former DeSisto Estate, Patrick Sheehan, has accused town government of bad faith by "refusing to consider" the 37 Interlaken development group's proposal for a …
Flag 'thief' at Adams cemetery dug itself a hole it couldn't get out of ADAMS — How many flags would a woodchuck steal if a woodchuck could steal flags? A lot — and it can. Adams residents were outraged last week when they learned that dozens of flags — …
Shell latest gas station to close in North County NORTH ADAMS — Another gas station in North County has closed — at least for now.A sign on the door of the Shell station on Curran Highway says it is "temporarily closed." A spokesperson …
Lenox sports field renamed for man who spearheaded its rescue LENOX — When Lenox Memorial Middle and High School opened its new campus in 1966, outdoor space for athletics was severely limited.Through the years, an effort to purchase adjacent land failed, …
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Berkshire County Food Pantries PITTSFIELDBerkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Sunday of the month, at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield, …
Senior Bulletin Board, June 18-25 ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTYElder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information and referral, case management, …
Adams: Fundraising walk to benefit BFAIR The third annual Walk for Independence to benefit Berkshire Family and Individual Resources will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, from the Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St. Walkers will stroll …
Pittsfield: 'The Longest Day' Alzheimer's event The Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership will host "Purple in the Park on The Longest Day," a sunrise to sunset tribute to those with Alzheimer's and their care partners, on Thursday, June 21, at Park …
Pittsfield: 'Boy Meets Girl' concert theme The Berkshire Concert Choir, under the direction of Artistic Director Paula Nuss, presents a "Boy Meets Girl" concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne …
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'Love affair' between dance Royal Danish Ballet and Jacob's Pillow BECKET — In the summer of 1954, in the middle of his international dance festival, Ted Shawn was staying up nights and sending long-distance cables.Just before the curtain of his next …
Ani DiFranco rises up, like she always has GREAT BARRINGTON — Ani DiFranco is on deadline.The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, activist and feminist has a memoir coming out next year, but she owes a draft much sooner than …
We asked Andy Grammer: What's your favorite song? Andy Grammer makes music for sunny days. The 34-year-old pop musician has long been comfortable singing upbeat tunes, including his hits "Keep Your Head Up" and "Honey, I'm Good." His latest album, …
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'Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900': A quiet, yet powerful, revolution The woman leans on the wooden table, as a thin curl of smoke escapes from her lips. She rests her chin in one hand, as she gazes off the canvas into the distance. She holds a cigarette in her other …
SculptureNow: An appreciation of art in nature Edith Wharton had a high appreciation for art and was quite knowledgeable, according to Susan Wissler, executive director of The Mount. But what would she think of these sculptures dotting the …
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Mazzie-Danieley show at Mahaiwe postponed GREAT BARRINGTON — The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center's June 24 performance of "Broadway and Beyond" with Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley has been postponed due to health issues. The new …
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Great brew gifts for Dad With Father's Day looming this weekend, you may need help finding the gift pack of brews that are sure to be a perfect gift for Dad every beer-loving dad.All dads' tastes in beer are different. It …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Protect your garden from unwanted pests Bug off! No, not you! I am referring to the bugs, or more accurately, the insect pests that are beginning to bug me. Among these are the tiny flea beetles chewing holes in leaves of my radishes, the …
For some, going to the doctor is a group activity Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the …
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Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' …

Mother says she fought off man chasing young daughter

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother says she and another parent subdued a man who tried to grab her daughter and another young girl as they played outside.Maureen Santos tells the …

Ex-public safety director sues community college

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The former head of public safety for a Massachusetts community college says he was fired for supporting a female police officer who sued the school for harassment and …

It's time for final arguments in 'Cadillac Frank' mob trial

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner.Closing arguments …

Should liberty icon Faneuil Hall's slave ties mean renaming?

BOSTON (AP) — It's called the Cradle of Liberty because it's where the American Revolution was energized, and it remains one of the most famous buildings in Boston.Now, Faneuil Hall has …

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Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him.Bexar County Sheriff …

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused the United States on Monday of targeting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the U.S. denied but that ratcheted up …

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people …

Kentucky man charged with killing son on Father's Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is charged with fatally shooting his adult son on Father's Day.Lexington news outlets report that an arrest citation says 45-year-old James Hendron Jr. was …

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at …

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Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual assault

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A deputy sheriff in Texas is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother with deportation if she reported him.Bexar County Sheriff …

Syria says US-led strike hits troops in east, US denies

BEIRUT (AP) — Iraqi Shiite forces and Syria accused the United States on Monday of targeting their troops inside Syria with an airstrike, a charge the U.S. denied but that ratcheted up …

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people …

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at …

Canada temporarily shuts fishing areas to help right whales

NEWPORT, Quebec (AP) — The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels and gear.The whales are one of the …

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Berkshire Business Outlook: A diverse economy, geared for the future

The Berkshire economy is changing. The pace of the transition has often been frustrating, especially considering the economic boom at the other end of the state. But it looks like there is new light …

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