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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 …

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 …

Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit by car near Clapp Park

PITTSFIELD — A pedestrian suffered "very serious injuries" on Thursday after he was struck by a car that careened off West Housatonic Street near Clapp Park, police said. The driver of a black Toyota sedan was heading east about …

State News
State health money swept into general fund

By Katie LannanState House News Service BOSTON — More than $50 million intended to increase health insurance coverage has been targeted as a budget-balancing measure, and officials are tight-lipped on why that money is available for …

Mass. Senate OKs alcohol sales at farmers markets

Highway officials tout success of all-electronic tolling

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

Mass. official breaks down Gov. Baker's $98 million in budget cuts

Nation & world news
Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years

By Erica Werner, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key …

Pipeline protest regroups

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

Great Barrington sets January vote for new agreement on capital school costs

GREAT BARRINGTON — "Some wanted it to go farther, some said it went too far." That was how Superintendent Peter Dillon described the Berkshire Hills Regional School District's proposed new regional agreement to the Great Barrington …

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. Officers found the victim about 4:40 …

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, in eighth year, 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 …

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

WILLIAMSTOWN — Sarah Lehman scored twice to lead the Williams women's hockey team to a 6-0 win over Castleton. Olivia Stokes gave the Ephs (4-3) a 1-0 lead through one period before a trio of goals in the second put the game out of …

Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed speaks to county student-athletes

Miss Hall's basketball hosts fourth Tip-Off Classic; Hurricanes fall in fifth-place contest

Wahconah football falls short in Division IV state final

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

KICKER — DINOSAUR JR. By Derek Gentile dgentile@berkshireeagle.com NORTH ADAMS — Emmet Jefferson Murphy III, known to most rock fans as "Murph," admitted in a recent interview that he's always …

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Season at a glance

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

Etheridge brings rock, soul and more than a little Christmas cheer to the Mahaiwe

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