(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
On Black Friday, patrons ditch shopping bags for hiking trails in the Berkshires

11/28/2015 12:28 PM EST
SAVOY — No stampedes. No fighting over children's toys. No deceptive marketing.

Photo Gallery | Black Friday Hike through Savoy Mountain State Forest

Photo Gallery | Black Friday hike at Mount Greylock Full Story

Unlike other large Berkshire manufacturers, Crane here to stay
11/27/2015 10:42 AM EST - DALTON >> It's just the latest in a string of departures by longtime Berkshire manufacturers. Full Story

Pittsfield: Program to explore myths of Hanukkah

Rabbi Jan Caryl Kaufman will present "Bursting the Bubble of the Bubbe Meises of Hanukkah," at 10:45 a. Full Story
Pittsfield Police log for Wednesday, Thursday

Wednesday, Nov. 25 7:57 a.m.: A report of a hit and run accident at the intersection of East and Fourth streets. Full Story
Recess: What to do the week of Nov. 24

Meet ... 'HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD' >> Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge will host from 1-4 p. Full Story
(Scott Stafford — The Berkshire Eagle)
Williams College Human Library seeks 'books' to share experiences with 'readers'

11/28/2015 02:49 PM EST
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams College Human Library is looking for a few good books. 
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First Congregational Church of Williamstown to divest $2.3M endowment from fossil fuels
11/28/2015 12:30 PM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN — The Church Council of the First Congregational Church has elected to divest its $2. Full Story

Correspondence from Alexander Ciccolo's detention may be used in trial
11/28/2015 12:29 PM EST - SPRINGFIELD — Letters and phone calls from Alexander Ciccolo while in custody may be used as evidence in his upcoming trial, according to court documents. Full Story

A banner day for Black Friday deals in Berkshires
11/28/2015 12:32 PM EST - LEE — Driven by savings of 40 percent and up, atypically warm weather for late November, and free goodies like chocolates, shoppers of all ages flocked by the thousands to the Berkshires' main buyers' paradise — Lee Premium Outlets — on America's consumer holiday, Black Friday.

Photo Gallery | Black Friday in Lee Full Story

James Mooney, 84, remembered for contributions to Pittsfield, Boys & Girls Club
11/27/2015 05:13 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> Friends remembered James John Mooney as a city original — a Boys & Girls Club lifer who exemplified selfless living. Full Story

Lanesborough fire on Thanksgiving causes $100,000 in damage
11/27/2015 06:55 PM EST - LANESBOROUGH >> An apparently accidental Thanksgiving evening fire left no one injured but caused about $100,000 in damage. Full Story

Founding members sworn into inaugural North Adams Public Arts Commission
11/27/2015 05:05 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> In a city whose buildings and bridges are increasingly covered with public murals and art installations, the role of deciding what is suitable for public consumption has changed. Full Story

(Colin Young-Wolff)
Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”