Brian Sullivan: Welcome to the girls of summer

07/31/2014 12:12 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD I t’s a summer sound to be treasured. On a swath of former pasture, at the corner of Hope Road and Expectation Avenue -- you know them better as Benedict and Crane -- summer dreams are being chased and played out this week for an orchestra of talented teen girls who in younger years desired to do more than simply be taken out to the ol’ ball game. 
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Carole Owens: Tale of the Bidwell dollar
07/31/2014 12:11 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE This week the Stockbridge Library Association will celebrate the commencement of its 21st century renovation as well as its 19th century beginnings. Full Story

Clellie Lynch: Up close with the giants of the sea
07/31/2014 12:11 AM EDT - EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. The sunlight streams through the crack in the curtains at the motel. Full Story

Rinaldo Del Gallo III: Keep ban on Sunday hunting
07/30/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD An animal rights activist wanted me to write about the proposed lifting of the ban on Sunday hunting in Massachusetts. Full Story

John Seven: A cease-fire on yelling would help
07/29/2014 12:11 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- I have sympathy for people like Seth Milstein, who wrote a piece for Bustle. Full Story

Ruth Bass: Tanglewood absorbs change, but keeps core
07/28/2014 12:11 AM EDT - RICHMOND Very often when you visit a new place, someone sagely informs you that it’s too bad you weren’t there before. Full Story

Clarence Fanto: Sad to see citizens not want to help
07/27/2014 05:47 PM EDT - LENOX - Behold the suffering of little children: The estimated 57,000 refugees from Central American gang violence and the 200-plus youngsters among the more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians who have died from Israeli rockets in the Gaza crossfire. A front-page photo in Thursday's New York Times showing five terrified, suffering children arriving at a Gaza shelter for victims of the fighting is haunting and nightmarish. That picture alone is worth 10,000, perhaps 100,000 words. It's emblematic of the unconscionable human toll caused by the three-week conflagration. Full Story

Milton Bass: Frozen in time in Middle East
07/27/2014 12:10 AM EDT - RICHMOND Every once in a while the world must stop whatever it is doing and adjudicate the perpetual struggle between the nation of Israel and a portion of the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip. Full Story

Anthony Giamberardino and Richard Pieters: It’s time to change this spitting image
07/26/2014 12:10 AM EDT - WORCESTER It’s something that’s too familiar. And, sadly, too often are the outcomes. Full Story

Steve Melito: Fort Chaffee revisited
07/26/2014 12:10 AM EDT - ADAMS It was the summer of 1980 and Democrat Bill Clinton was in trouble. Full Story

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson?

Actor, who won Oscar for playing Ray Charles, is set to play another larger-than-life figure.