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Caius Veiovis triple-murder trial now in hands of jury following closing arguments

09/20/2014 01:34 AM EDT
SPRINGFIELD -- The fate of Caius Veiovis is now in the hands of the jury after a morning spent listening to lawyers argue his guilt or innocence. 
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Peg Lynch dubbed ‘the lady who invented sitcom'

09/18/2014 09:54 PM EDT

When Peg Lynch wrote her first three-minute husband-and-wife radio dialog in 1938, she had no idea she was launching a life-long career in radio and television. Full Story

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Pumpkin pie in a sweet bun

09/17/2014 08:46 AM EDT
A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet? That's right -- we took our autumn baking to a delicious new level by combining two classics, then topping them with an intensely good homemade caramel sauce spiked with flaked sea salt for added oomph and to contrast to all that sweetness. 
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The pot can make the meal
09/17/2014 08:44 AM EDT - Picking the perfect pan for cooking may seem simple enough. A frying pan for scrambled eggs and burgers. Full Story

One-pan steak and tater dinner
09/17/2014 08:43 AM EDT - A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And in my mind, that gives us leave to play with -- and enjoy -- it without feeling guilty. Full Story

Benefit for Great Barrington Fairgrounds
09/17/2014 12:10 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Great Barrington Fairgrounds will present a banquet brunch and talk by New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton, Random House Editorial Director of Nonfiction Andy Ward and Jenny Rosenstrach, cookbook author and creator of the popular blog, dinneralovestory. Full Story

Margaret Button: The cost of trying new recipes
09/17/2014 08:37 AM EDT - I have often wondered why I am writing a food column. I am no Julia Child or Ina Garten and my recipes are neither original or elaborate. Full Story

'A Chef's Life: Farm-to-Table Cooking in the Berkshires'
09/10/2014 09:04 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Even though it's not necessarily in his best interest as a chef and restaurant owner, Michael Ballon wants you to cook. Full Story

Back-to-school basics for lunch: Brown-bag basics with a twist
09/10/2014 09:13 AM EDT - Connor Wilusz packs a school lunch that is a lesson in healthy eating. The 4-year-old arrived for his first day of preschool last week carrying carrots, Greek yogurt with granola and other tasty, nutritious goodies in his backpack. Full Story

Sushi-inspired rolls for lunch
09/10/2014 08:49 AM EDT - With the start of a new school year, it's time to think about what's for lunch. Full Story

Maggy Button: End of the season odds, ends
09/10/2014 07:52 AM EDT - Nothing much going on in the Button house recently. I've finally finished clipping recipes from magazines that hit my mailbox in 2013. Full Story

Berkshire Food Festival: Try something new at annual food fest
09/10/2014 07:54 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- The Berkshire Food Festival is back for its 13th year. The annual event will run from noon to 4 p. Full Story

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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
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Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles. Full Story