The 413
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PITTSFIELD >> The 413 is going underground. Or at least inside. As you can see today, this section has found a new home as part of the paper's redesign. Full Story
  • 70th Pittsfield Halloween Parade Friday - 10/23/2014 08:46 AM EDT
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    Jonathan Secor has helped sculpt North Adams' artistic core

    10/23/2014 11:49 AM EDT
    NORTH ADAMS -- In 1998, the city looked and felt different. It had no Mass MoCA, no arts major at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, no Berkshire Cultural Resources Center, no MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street, no performance series bringing jazz trombone, Haitian folk music and Pacific Island dance to the college, no DownStreet Art murals. 
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    '(Un)governed Spaces' at Bennington College maps Afghanistan in photos and stories
    10/23/2014 11:32 AM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Hanging scarves, a broken wall, a pencil sketch on pages of a newspaper in Arabic, snow in the mountains -- a new exhibit at Usdan Gallery at Bennington College will show Afghanistan from a dual perspective. Full Story

    Heroes for Halloween: Dalton community prepares for annual parade
    10/23/2014 11:34 AM EDT - DALTON -- Super heroes will march the streets in Dalton this week, and not all of them will wear masks. Full Story


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    Escape for a day in the Berkshire hilltowns: Peru, Worthington and Huntington

    10/23/2014 11:44 AM EDT
    Driving Route 143 up into the hills, the oaks and beeches are turning, and the last golden maples, and the sumac are scarlet. 
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    Kate Abbott: Searching for a woman with the hills in her bones
    10/23/2014 11:20 AM EDT - A year before, she could not move from the waist down. Rosalie Smith came down with polio in the September after she graduated from college. Full Story

    Meeing poet, politician and editor William Cullen Bryant at home
    10/23/2014 11:21 AM EDT - CUMMINGTON -- On summer mornings, he used to pole vault over his bed. When the thump of the pole began, his family knew to get ready for breakfast. Full Story

    Dalton Beautification Committee reflects on growing season
    10/23/2014 11:19 AM EDT - DALTON -- The spring andsummer of 2014 gave ideal weather for the Dalton Beautification Commission's gardening. Full Story

    Seeking cider doughnuts in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
    10/23/2014 11:17 AM EDT - Many of our local orchards concoct their own cider doughnuts regularly in the fall -- among them (from north to south): Apple Barn Route 7, Bennington (888) apples theapplebarn. Full Story

    Ralph and Jeanette Rotondo go together like a horse and carriage
    10/23/2014 12:03 PM EDT - LEE -- The obituary for a man who died in 1982 at the age of at 92 is yellowed and cut slightly unevenly out of a newspaper. Full Story

    Sanford Allen says farewell to Clarion concert series
    10/23/2014 11:24 AM EDT - CHATHAM, N.Y. -- It's the end of an era for acclaimed violinist Sanford Allen. Full Story

    Oldcastle Theatre presents new play drawn from Bennington in WWII
    10/23/2014 11:29 AM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Gedeon LaCroix saw the flag raised at Iwo Jima. His friend and classmate Robert LaPorte and his mortar team had to kill 25 Japanese soldiers who surrounded them 20 yards away. Full Story

    Haunted tales come to Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, N.Y.
    10/23/2014 11:16 AM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- "What's in a story?" English teachers often ask to prompt their students to look deeper. Hubbard Hall has an answer from its Victorian opera house in New York's hill country: "Whispering Bones."  Full Story

    Maple Street School to host Scarecrow Festival
    10/23/2014 11:23 AM EDT - MANCHESTER -- The Maple Street School Parent Association will welcome children and their families from around the Northshire region to the fifth annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Full Story

    Haunted walks planned at Southern Vermont College
    10/23/2014 11:30 AM EDT - BENNINGTON, Vt. -- The community is invited to Halloween Haunted Walks and activities for all ages at Southern Vermont College. Full Story

    Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
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    Exhibition at Atlanta's High features Cezanne

    ATLANTA (AP) — An exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure. Full Story