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For Earth Day, King Elmer tree in Lanesborough gets royal treatment

LANESBOROUGH — King Elmer is in pretty good shape for having been around since the American Revolution.The estimated 255-year-old American elm, showing its age in spots, still proudly towers …

New Williamstown police station on schedule for July opening WILLIAMSTOWN — The final push is on to bring the construction of a new police station to a close and with everything on schedule, a mid-July opening is just around the corner.Town Manager Jason …
At Great Barrington hearing, Du Bois statue questions center on location GREAT BARRINGTON — W.E.B. Du Bois needs a place to sit and hold court near Main Street. But right now, where that will be is still in question. The proponents of an initiative to place a …
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Deficiencies, abuses, impending closure at Sweet Brook nursing home Since summer of 2017, the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been cited by the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services for a laundry list …
First pot store in Northern Berkshires to open Wednesday WILLIAMSTOWN — The first weed shop in the Northern Berkshires is opening Wednesday morning.Although it is the fourth retail marijuana store to open in the county, it is the first one north of …
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Letter: 737MAX crashes teach harsh software lessons To the editor:As a pilot, and father of a Boeing 737 pilot, I have been closely following investigation of the recent crashes of 737MAX planes. It is evident that the underlying cause of these …
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Our Opinion: Widening pot retail is state obligation

Anyone who has driven past Theory Wellness in Great Barrington and seen the line of customers going out the door knows that there is money to made in Massachusetts' new retail marijuana industry. …

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Berkshires Jazz bringing Ted Rosenthal Trio to Berkshire Museum PITTSFIELD — Berkshires Jazz is bringing the Ted Rosenthal Trio back to Pittsfield 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Berkshire Museum with a program that demonstrates the influence of classical music on …

These aren't your grandma's jelly beans ...

Did you know that jelly beans were originally a Christmas candy until about 1930? But today, Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween, according to the National …

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