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WILLIAMSTOWN — Trail mix is a combination of snacks — often peanuts, raisins and chocolate — designed to sustain or even energize a hiker. Sometimes the mix is metaphoric. During … more
PITTSFIELD — I recently had the privilege to participate in the Pittsfield Area Council of Congregation's forum "Healing Pittsfield: A Conversation about What Divides Us." Each of my colleagues … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — I was talking with a friend about the nurses strike at Berkshire Health Systems and she said something to the effect of, "Why is it such a big deal to have so many nurses on, … more
PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield City Council candidates forum on immigration and the environment has been set for Monday, Sept. 25 at the Berkshire Athenaeum at 6 p.m.and running to 8:50. It is being sponsored by Manos Unidas and Berkshire Green and … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — One day in 1891, Dr. Frank Warner Brandow (1853-1921) of Bartlett Avenue, Pittsfield, was summoned to Marguerite Westinghouse's Erskine Park estate in Lee. She had a toothache. The doctor called for his carriage and he … more
PITTSFIELD — Very different kinds of events on opposite sides of the world — some natural, one not — combine to remind us of something that much of the world remembers but Americans tend to forget: The United States is a colonial … more
Rt. Reverend Douglas FisherSPRINGFIELD — I am the great-grandson of immigrants. America is my home because my family crossed the sea in the late 19th century. Many immigrants came as children — with no say in the matter.Not much has … more
PITTSFIELD — America is facing two potentially catastrophic events. One is natural and something we have to live with. The other is man-made and something we cannot live with.Hurricane Irma remains a Category 5 storm at this writing and is … more
FLORIDA — Michael Fairneny invites you to his home. Everyone, come visit. He insists. It's way up, just off the Mohawk Trail, the Berkshires' top shelf, where the county holds for safekeeping … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Have you thought about the choices you'd like to have in the last days of your life? That's at issue this week as a committee of the Massachusetts House considers "An Act … more
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