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Sean McHugh: Toning down our 'outrage culture'

Internet, social media often spark dramatic, heightened reactions that can be unhealthy
Where others find the psychic space above their shoulders occupied by angelic and diabolic antagonists that strive to sway their actions in toward a prescribed path of morality, I face a different tableau of ephemeral influences. Full Story
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    Tyringham ramps up effort to protect historic cemetery

    10/30/2014 09:50 AM EDT
    TYRINGHAM -- Chris Stanga grew up in Kansas and lives in Wisconsin, but her roots lie in Tyringham Cemetery. 
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    A 'monumental' haunting in Bennington: Historic site welcomes Halloween
    10/29/2014 12:54 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- This Halloween, the Bennington Battle Monument will end its season by offering a new view of its history -- a decidedly spooky one. Full Story

    Acclaimed poet Claudia Rakine will visit Production Studio and WCMA
    10/29/2014 12:49 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- Amazon isn't the only company changing the publishing scene. As part of the year-long Books Unbound series of events at the college, the Williams College Museum of Art has welcomed an exhibit representing books of the future -- Antonia Pinter and Patricia No's pop-up press, Publication Studio, charting a new path forward for publishing. Full Story


    Manchester sees new and traditional Halloween happenings

    10/30/2014 01:47 PM EDT
    MANCHESTER -- As Halloween approaches, the mountains have no shortage of events for the last day of October. 
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    Williams College celebrates ‘The Book Unbound' in the Digital Age
    10/29/2014 12:43 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN -- The book is not dead -- that's what Professors Christopher Nugent and Edan Dekel of Williams College are arguing. Full Story

    Bennington Triangle believe-it-or-not
    10/29/2014 12:46 PM EDT - Eerie happenings in Bennington ... Glastenbury and Somerset were unincorporated in 1937. The dwindling populations have turned them into ghost towns, which in more recent times have had populations in the single digits. Full Story

    Vanishing point: Mysteries converge in the 'Bennington Triangle'
    10/29/2014 12:45 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Is the Bennington Triangle really an area plagued by murder and mystery -- or has its reputation for mystery grown larger than the actual events that took place there? Full Story

    Olga Dunn company will celebrate move with dance and history
    10/29/2014 12:49 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Where once distant whistles heralded steam engines' arrival in town, Castle Street train station is now home to the Olga Dunn Dance Company. Full Story

    Manchester storytellers share tales of Northshire vampires and ghosts
    10/29/2014 12:39 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Today, the Northshire -- Manchester and its surrounding environs -- is known mostly as a tourist destination. But once ghosts and vampires were said to roam here, and some say mysterious goings-on occur to this day. Full Story

    Berkshire County Trick-or-treat times for Oct. 31, 2014
    10/29/2014 02:58 PM EDT - Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Becket: 5 to 7 p. Full Story

    Kate Abbott: Lighting Jack-o-lanterns
    10/29/2014 12:39 PM EDT - Nothing else looks like flame. Every year at this time, I start looking for Jack-o-lanterns -- real carved pumpkins with a lit candle inside. Full Story

    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. Full Story

    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

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    Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Full Story
    (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
    Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it. Full Story