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Nor'easter expected to deliver slippery Tuesday morning commute

An intense nor'easter barreling up the Eastern Seaboard on Monday is poised to deliver an icy coating of sleet and snow to the Berkshires, causing potentially hazardous travel conditions until midday Tuesday."It's going to be a mess," said …

Emergency responders find hikers lost in October Mountain State Forest

WASHINGTON — A pair of hikers with heads up survival skills were found less than two hours after they reported themselves lost on October Mountain State Forest on Sunday evening.

Bringing Airbnb on to a ‘level’ playing field

PITTSFIELD — A task force consisting of Berkshire lodging entrepreneurs is planning to meet with 1Berkshire officials in the coming days to craft a formal statement regarding the fairness of the state's lodging tax.

State News
3 teens rescued from island after falling through icy pond

WORCESTER (AP) — Officials say firefighters had to rescue three teen boys from an island after they fell through the ice on a frozen pond in Worcester.Deputy Chief John Sullivan tells the Telegram&Gazette emergency responders were called …

Amazon to begin collecting 6 percent sales tax in Vermont

Baker's budget to add $91 million for schools, $40 million in local aid

Republican Gov. Baker faces political challenges in new year

'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

Nation & world news
EPA: Chrysler faked emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of installing secret software that allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.The case has echoes of one against Volkswagen, which on …

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

Local News

Recess: Start some art, check your ethics, hear history

Meet ... Local teaching artist and arts therapist, Marney Schorr, and visual artist, Lauren Muller, will be host on Wednesday at 7 p.m., a free orientation for a young adults' expressive arts group, at NU Arts Studios & Galllery, 311 North St., …

Head of 100 Bridge St. remediation plan to be on hand on Tuesday

GREAT BARRINGTON — The man handling cleanup of a polluted Great Barrington site will take questions Tuesday.Tim Snay of Ransom Consulting Inc. will attend a meeting of the Community Development Corp. of the Southern Berkshires at 6 p.m. at the …

Man acquitted of drunken driving charge after field sobriety test questioned

PITTSFIELD — A city man facing a second drunken driving charge was acquitted on Wednesday amid questions about the field sobriety test and inconsistent testimony.Hector Palestino, 37, was found not guilty by a Berkshire County jury of six …

Governor taps longtime Adams town employee for North Adams Housing Authority board

NORTH ADAMS — Turning aside the mayor's candidate, Gov. Charlie Baker has chosen a longtime Adams town employee to help guide the North Adams Housing Authority.

Great Barrington residents can weigh in on affordable senior housing expansion

GREAT BARRINGTON — Residents of Great Barrington have a chance Monday to comment on a plan to expand affordable senior housing.Berkshire Housing Development Corp. proposes to add 31 units in a three-story addition on the east of the current …
Local sports
Local roundup: Mounties sweep in Nordic ski races

SHELBURNE FALLS — Another Saturday on the snow and another sweep for the Mount Greylock Nordic ski teams.Led by winner Jakin Miller, the Greylock boys put five skiers in the top 10 to win the meet at Mohawk Trail Regional High School. The …

Williams men's basketball shocks No. 15 Middlebury

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins 5-1

Girls basketball notebook: Gwendolyn Carpenter's 49-point outing an incredible feat

Opinion
Our Opinion: School funding fight underway once again

Governor Baker Saturday announced a $91 billion increase in funding for education in the next school year, which constitutes the opening salvo in the annual Beacon Hill education funding battles. Funding increases are certainly welcome, but its …

Our Opinion: Different paths to poor choices

Our Opinion: A president's vision awaits the details

Editorial: Inauguration Day brings anxiety and a challenge

Our Opinion: Trust Act needs further review

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Food
Easy conversation, delicious food at Cricket Creek Farm potluck

Sometimes, everyone brings beets to a potluck. But when you're seated at a table covered with a brightly patterned orange tablecloth, handmade pottery, and a bottle of wine, it doesn't matter. It's still a warm, friendly, and unpretentious meal. …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Entertainment
Fox News letting contributors go

The Associated PressNEW YORK — Fox News Channel is cutting ties with some of its paid contributors, including former "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash and veteran conservative columnist George Will.The network said Monday that it had also …

Hollywood's worst go head-to-head

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Maggie Roche dead at 65

Country Hall of Fame welcomes Crystal Gale

Psychological chiller, "Split," heats winter box office

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