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Development group buys former Martin's restaurant in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON — Framework Development Group will control the entirety of the building at the top of Railroad Street— and that may change their plans. Framework, acting as the corporation 49-51 Railroad Street, LLC, have …

Man stable after second Pittsfield shooting in two weeks

PITTSFIELD — Police are investigating the shooting of a 22-year-old man at Linden Street and Daniels Avenue on Wednesday afternoon — the second shooting in the city in the last two weeks.

Coat drive benefits Northern Berkshire veterans, families

NORTH ADAMS — When Katherine Corno opened the rear door of her van outside City Hall on Tuesday, winter coats started to spill out. About 200 coats were donated by the Salvation Army for Northern Berkshire veterans in need of …

State News
Massachusetts man sentenced for making bomb threats

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who made bomb threats to schools in four states has been sentenced to the time he has already served since his June 2015 arrest.Anthony Rae, of Stoughton, was also sentenced in federal court in Boston to three …

State health money swept into general fund

Mass. Senate OKs alcohol sales at farmers markets

Mass Turnpike officials tout success of all-electronic tolling

Mass. pilot program aims to curb opioid addiction among injured workers

Nation & world news
Pipeline protest regroups

BISMARCK, N.D. — For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal …

Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years

Raging Oakland warehouse fire trapped victims in smoke

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

Local News

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to ask: What do you love about area?

NORTH ADAMS — Often a venue for exchanging ideas and addressing tough issues, the monthly Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum on Friday invites residents to reflect on what they love about the area. The forum will not only …

Great Barrington Holiday Stroll expands through downtown

GREAT BARRINGTON — Looks like a cold weekend is in store, but bonfires and the holiday spirit will surely warm things up downtown. It's part of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce's expansion of the Great Barrington Holiday …

Stockbridge cool on plan to increase share of capital school costs

STOCKBRIDGE — Some voters here have cast a wary eye on a plan presented by Berkshire Hills Regional School District Superintendent Peter Dillon this week for Stockbridge and West Stockbridge to shoulder more of the burden for a potential third …

Elevated lead, copper levels found in North Adams schools

NORTH ADAMS — Greater-than-acceptable levels of lead or copper have been detected at more than 50 sources of water throughout North Adams Public Schools, officials announced on Wednesday. But officials said the relatively low level …

Massive development proposed for former DeSisto School site

STOCKBRIDGE — Developers are targeting the former DeSisto School property for a massive hotel, condominium and single-family home project that eventually may total 209 housing units. A preliminary outline of the plan for a …
Local sports
High school basketball roundup: Mount Everett, Lee girls start with wins

MONTAGUE — The Mount Everett girls basketball team started its season with a commanding 56-26 win over Smith Voc in the Franklin Tech Tournament on Thursday. The Eagles advance to the championship game against host Franklin Tech on Friday at …

College basketball roundup: Williams men rebound from loss with convincing win over Westfield State

College roundup: Williams women's hockey routs Castleton 6-0

Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed speaks to county student-athletes

Opinion
Our Opinion: Threat to Medicare emboldens Democrats

In the wake of the November 8 elections, the Democratic Party is looking for an issue that will enable it to make the argument that it is truly the party of the American working class. The Republican Party may be poised to hand Democrats one. …

Our Opinion: Data needed on county corrections systems

Our Opinion: Baker's hasty cuts will do real harm

Our Opinion: Pearl Harbor has contemporary resonance

Our Opinion: States have the right to their own gun laws

Our Opinion: Battle against hatred begins at home

Food
Store-bought vs. farm-fresh: Which chicken will win?

This past Sunday, I had a dinner party with two chickens and a pop quiz. I wanted to know in as semi-scientific a way possible whether a local farm chicken was really better than a grocery store chicken. So, I cooked the two similarly sized chickens …

Margaret Button: Stick with tried-and-true recipe for cookie swap

Bits and Bites: Traditional French breakfast, cookie walk planned

New way to eat peppermint bark

Entertainment
Sundance Lab is theatermaker's best friend

NORTH ADAMS — When silent films first came to Japan in the 1920s, a new genre emerged to bridge the gap between the country's oral storytelling tradition and the new, foreign technology. A narrator — called a benshi — would sit to …

Neil Young meets Black Sabbath when Dinosaur Jr. plays at Mass MoCA

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Season at a glance

Mass MoCA packs winter/spring season with art, music, dance and film

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