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Berkshires After Dark: Authentic fish and chips in Vermont

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Happy Thursday, dear readers! A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Berkshires After Dark-type things to do and see al fresco. Full Story
 
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Uncovering Mohawk Trail's treaures

07/22/2014 02:50 PM EDT
To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  
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Art and anatomy collide at Kidspace, at Mass MoCA in North Adams
07/22/2014 02:51 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Laura Thompson stands in front of a larger-than-life size model heart, which simulates a heartbeat with the push of a button. As the curator for Mass MoCA's Kidspace, she aims to cross the line between art and the sciences. Full Story

Bennington's Vermont Arts Exchange parties with an acoustic weekend from Phox and Parsonsfield
07/22/2014 02:50 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- There's a good chance that your next favorite band is playing at the Vermont Arts Exchange this weekend.

With one album released each, Parsonsfield and Phox are two young bands who are starting to turn heads in the worlds of folk and indie music, and they will both take the stage as part of the VAE's Basement Music series this weekend, Phox on Friday and Parsonsfield on Saturday.  Full Story

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On the Bridge: Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn feels Polish pride

07/16/2014 02:33 PM EDT
Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn is a man of color, and his skin color masks his Polish heritage, as his career masks childhood difficulties. His background and Polish heritage are important to him and contribute to his success. PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn is a man of color, and his skin color masks his Polish heritage, as his career masks childhood difficulties. 
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Kate Abbott: Egremont plays it by ear
07/16/2014 02:53 PM EDT - In August of 2007, I had just come home from a week at Maine Fiddle Camp. (The whole account is up now on the By the Way blog.) And Sunday night in the rain in North Egremont, I felt it again. Full Story

Wheels within wheels at North Bennington's outdoor sculpture show
07/17/2014 02:11 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON -- Route 67A in the village of North Bennington will have a little more art and whimsy for the rest of the summer (and into the fall), thanks to the 30 artists participating in this year's North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, returning for it's 17th year. Full Story

Jamie Kent to plant seeds of harmony in concert series at Lanesborough farm
07/16/2014 03:22 PM EDT - LANESBOROUGH -- This summer, Bradley Farm is planting a new crop. A concert series called The Seeds of Harmony Saturday Evening Concert Series at the Coop is taking root at the farm, a first for the farm and a rarity for Lanesborough. A concert series called The Seeds of Harmony Saturday Evening Concert Series at the Coop is taking root at the farm, a first for the farm and a rarity for Lanesborough. Full Story

Monica Bauer replays her life on stage
07/21/2014 10:45 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- "There are important people in our lives, and we forget. We forget how we got here, and there's a moment when we remember someone special," said Monica Bauer. Full Story

Rock River artists studio tour charts recovery after Tropical Storm
07/16/2014 02:17 PM EDT - SOUTH NEWFANE -- This year, people on the 22nd Rock River Tour of artists' studios will see the destruction inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene. Full Story

Manchester street festival will enliven downtown
07/16/2014 03:20 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Some communities have to be dragged into having a collective, communal burst of fun. Full Story

Mass Live Arts brings performance, film and participatory art to Great Barrington
07/16/2014 02:30 PM EDT - Mass Live Arts brings performance, art and film to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington. Full Story

Derek Gentile: Jason Arigoni plays hard rock
07/16/2014 02:55 PM EDT - ADAMS -- Jason Arigoni, one of the prime movers in the hard rock band "Half Part My Sin," believes he has the best of both worlds. Full Story

Gather-In festival returns in Pittsfield
07/16/2014 03:09 PM EDT - The 42nd annual Gather-In free neighborhood festival will welcome all comers from noon to 6 p. Full Story

New Leslie Ayvazian comedy premiers at Dorset Theatre Festival
07/16/2014 03:05 PM EDT - Dorset Theatre Festival presents Leslie Ayvazian's new comedy, ‘Out of the City' -- two couples in the Poconos celebrate an eventful 60th birthday. Full Story

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170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money. Full Story
Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016. Full Story
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See Photo: Beyonce denies divorce rumors via Instagram

Singers posts photo of her and Jay Z with their daughter, trying to end speculation that her marriage will end after summer tour.