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    Clellie Lynch: Quoks, little blue on Jamaica Bay

    10/22/2014 07:17 PM EDT
    EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. >> An autumnal sun rises slowly over the Atlantic barely visible from within the house in Brooklyn where Danny and I are staying for a few days. 
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    No room for error when stomach contents on the line
    10/22/2014 04:44 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The customer: "Waiter, what's that fly doing in my soup? Full Story

    John Seven: Overloaded with information melodrama
    10/21/2014 08:06 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Because I do not watch television, I haven't felt the full fury of Ebola panic, and I have done very little to make up for that space in my life by seeking out information online. Full Story

    Ruth Bass: The stories will go on forever
    10/20/2014 12:20 PM EDT - RICHMOND Every once in a while, we would meet someone new and he or she would say, "I read you, so I already know all about you. Full Story

    C. Jeffrey Cook: EPA's half-baked Rest of River plan
    10/20/2014 09:08 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD After years of being involved in several efforts to address the cleanup of the Housatonic River, I have become disturbed at the way EPA is approaching the very complex challenge of remediation of Rest of River for three reasons: 1. Full Story

    Lauren R. Stevens: Don't buy Q2 baloney
    10/20/2014 09:08 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN Hold the baloney, please! The baloney I'm talking about is the notion that "curbside recycling" is somehow the next and improved stage of getting people to recycle their bottles and cans, used as an argument against voting yes for Question 2 on Nov. Full Story

    Rinaldo Del Gallo III: Demise of a colossus
    10/20/2014 09:07 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD The loss of the tree was the greatest ecological disaster in the history of North America. Full Story

    Clarence Fanto: Shakespeare shift cloaked in mystery
    10/19/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LENOX The behind-the-scenes intrigue at theater companies often equals or even exceeds what patrons see on stage. Full Story

    Seth Brown: The Halloween protection racket
    10/18/2014 12:11 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS I greet Halloween with what might charitably be called a lack of enthusiasm. Full Story

    Kevin O'Hara: Epiphany at the 19th hole
    10/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD When my dad caught himself becoming irritable at some petty annoyance, he’d explain it by saying, "It’s not the cross you bear, but the splinters in it. Full Story

    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
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    Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. Full Story