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PARIS — I didn't come here for the 70th annual Cannes film festival, but it's hard to avoid: more than 200 movies, planeloads of big-name stars, 5,000 journalists from around the world. Or 5,001 if you count me. But you can't, since I've … more
NORTH ADAMS — I can only vaguely remember the first time I was in North Adams. I think it might have been in the late '90s, that time we got to Savoy very late on a camping trip and missed the turn in the dark. I have a vivid memory of what is … more
RICHMOND — We had one unanimous vote after another at Richmond's annual town meeting last week. A few questions were asked on a few of the articles presented, including retiring tax collector Fred Schubert's annual protest of spending money … more
STOCKBRIDGE — This year the Berkshire Botanical Garden is renovating a farmhouse on their property to accommodate programs and classes. The Garden calls it Center House. (Eagle, oped, May 1).According to Executive Director Mike Beck, it is … more
STOCKBRIDGE — The spirit of artist Norman Rockwell, an idealized vision that still lingers over Stockbridge, made a strong comeback at last Monday's annual town meeting.It was a four-hour marathon, and much was accomplished. But there were a … more
WINDSOR — During this wacky era in our nation, where jarring news from Washington assails us every day, the opportunity to have a vacation in the Berkshires must be irresistible to many from more metropolitan places. How fortunate we are to … more
PITTSFIELD — A sacrifice from teachers and stopgap funding from the state. That combination means the Pittsfield Public Schools will be able to fund two pre-kindergarten classrooms next year, educating about 36 students. The program — … more
Tag team with the Senate president Have your voice heard by one of the three major leaders in state government.State Sen. Adam Hinds, D- Pittsfield, is hosting Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D- Amherst. Together they will hold a series of meetings … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — There are several reasons a newspaper will print an Extra. War. Natural disaster. Huge fire. Terrible flood. And baseball.The Berkshire News, a Saturday morning weekly with a Democratic slant published by the Douglas … more
PITTSFIELD — "Just the facts" is a phrase made famous by Jack Webb playing the character of detective Joe Friday in the popular 1950s and '60s television show "Dragnet. The facts are what this nation needs to receive from a credible source at … more
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