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GREAT BARRINGTON — I've visited 18th century historic houses and heard docents, almost in a whisper, point to some broad paneling or flooring and say they were the King's boards; so-and-so who owned the house was forbidden to cut pine trees … more
We all know where the potential death spots are in the Berkshires. Some of them have been the cause of terrible, and sometimes fatal, accidents. Town officials in Great Barrington really have to work in concert with the town police to address these … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The founders of Berkshire Natural Resources Council knew that doing nothing would be a sure way for the Berkshires to ruin its most valuable asset: Nature. So, led by Eagle publisher Don Miller, Crane & Co. executive Fred … 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
WILLIAMSTOWN — The sound of live music drifted from my home the afternoon I had a special visitor.Fingers strumming guitar, foot tapping to the beat of the music, and velvet voice singing lyrics, Norman Burdick rendered some of the songs he … more
Have you ever felt compelled to make changes in your community, but didn't know how or where to begin?Creating lasting change, right here in the Berkshires, is exactly what Berkshire United Way and our community partners do seven days a week, 365 … more
PITTSFIELD — There are entire websites dedicated to photographs of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un "looking at things." Most of the time, what he's looking at is almost impossible to determine. But inspect them closer and you'll discover … more
RICHMONDNurses spar with Berkshire Medical Center over contracts, Ohio employers find one in 10 job applicants test positive for drugs, the president promises the revival of coal miners' jobs, a local employer is accused of paying employees with bad … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Hoosac Valley reaches from the Hudson at Schaghticoke, N.Y. east to the Hoosac Mountains and south from Cambridge, N.Y. to Lanesborough. Grace Greylock Niles published the first and only book about the area in 1912: "The … more
BOSTON — On Labor Day, it's common to take stock of the latest employment and job creation data. Equally important is asking what kind of jobs are being created. Not all jobs are created equal. Not all jobs provide the kinds of training, … more
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