The 413
New look for '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
 
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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 01:28 PM 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

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches. Full Story