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PITTSFIELD — Until events of late, I had never heard of the word "deaccession." The recent controversy about the Berkshire Museum, a story that has made its way into the Boston Globe and New York Times, changed all that. "Deaccession" is … more
PITTSFIELD — While the Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), President Trump has made it clear that if he cannot repeal the law, he will try to "let Obamacare fail." What he really means is, he will actively try to … more
PITTSFIELD — While gauging the ability of the City of Pittsfield to advance economically, socially, and culturally, it is crucial that we maintain a perspective based on historic and contemporary realities yet driven by civic pride, optimism, … more
In the 1950s, before fast food chains were established in the Berkshires, we went to "ma and pa" owned eateries for our dogs, burgers, fries and other such fare.Long gone are favorites such as Red's Dairy Bar, the Guernsey Dairy Bar, Emily's Snack … more
Did you know Berkshire United Way has an office in South County? Through generous support of our partners at Berkshire Community College, Amy Taylor, South County community liaison for Berkshire United Way, maintains a full-time office at BCC's … more
"Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges." Herman Melville.PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum is unlike any other in the Berkshires and even farther away. I am grateful for the unique role this community museum plays for … more
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Over the course of a long journalistic career, I've covered art and museums as a reporter, critic, author, and editor, but never in that time have I encountered anything as alarming as the drama unfolding now at the … more
RICHMOND — Perhaps unintentionally, the Berkshire Museum's role as educator provided a valuable lesson to the charitably inclined this week: If you want your painting, relic, Greek marble or Egyptian mummy to permanently reside in your chosen … more
MATTHEWS, N.C. — I am a Pittsfield native and the Berkshire Museum was an especially meaningful part of my youth. I was inspired as much by Albert Bierstadt's "Connecticut River Valley" as I was the displays of indigenous rock specimens or … more
DALTON — I wish to add my voice to the conversation that has been spurred in recent weeks regarding the decision taken by the Board of Trustees to secure the future of the Berkshire Museum and build further on its mission to serve the … more
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