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Baker urges flu shots to ease burden on health care heroes

Think of the doctors and nurses dealing with COVID-19 on a daily basis. That was Gov. Charlie Baker's message Thursday, after he got a flu shot at a Roslindale CVS and pressed Massachusetts residents to get vaccinated against the flu this fall, which, he said, will be crucial to prevent overburdening the state's health care system with the flu and COVID-19, which share many symptoms.

'My heart was happy all day': Lee students return to class for in-person learning LEE — Lee Elementary School Principal Kate Retzel was worried that students would not enjoy opening day on Wednesday. Retzel felt the rules about wearing of masks, hand sanitizing and social …
Plume from Western fires causing haze across Berkshires, region It's a rare phenomenon, but the plume of smoke that nearly obscured the rising sun in the Berkshires on Tuesday was an unwelcome souvenir of the devastating Western wildfires.
State, local officials gather in Becket to announce new grants for culvert work BECKET — With changes to our climate on the increase, municipalities are grappling with how to cope with conditions that increasingly can overwhelm existing infrastructure.
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Future of self-driving technology the topic of latest conversation series PITTSFIELD — A world where every car drives the speed limit and a blinker is used for every turn may be hard to believe, but Lawrence Burns is trying to mold a safer future of transportation …
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In Facebook post, Berkshire DA blames NY snafu for license suspension PITTSFIELD — Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington went on Facebook late Tuesday to say she paid a fine for a speeding ticket in New York directly to that state's Department of Motor …
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New Taco Bell opening next year in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — A new Taco Bell will be opening next year on Dalton Avenue. After a lengthy discussion about pavement, shade trees and parking, the City Council unanimously approved a special …

Berkshire Magazine under new ownership Berkshire Magazine has been acquired by Old Mill Road Media, a family-owned company based in East Arlington, Vt., which purchased the publication from Connecticut-based TownVibe Publications. The …
Transformational technology series launched PITTSFIELD — 1Berkshire, the Berkshire Innovation Center and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College are launching a new series titled. "The Impact of …
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High school fall picture clearing as some districts agree to limited sport schedules
The picture for high school sports in Berkshire County this fall is clearing up, with the majority of schools in the area opting to … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Massachusetts Environment Police receiving uptick in calls this year
In July, I had an opportunity to listen in on the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Board meeting by Zoom. At each monthly meeting an … Read More
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Ahlen's latest feat shows us golf is truly a game for a lifetime
Over the past few months, I have written about a win for 66-year-old Bob Linn and the emergence in Berkshire County club championships … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Head through Tenney land to get to Petersburg Pass
Sanford Tenney (1827-1877) graduated from Amherst College, studied with Louis Agassiz at Harvard and was appointed Vassar College's … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Mike Crotty battling split allegiances as Heat, Celtics prepare to meet
Most of New England knows who they'll be rooting for when the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals begin on Tuesday. Mike Crotty may not … Read More
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C. Jeffrey Cook: Harsh impact of river clean-up PITTSFIELD — It is somewhat gratifying to see that, after decades of The Eagle's unrelenting strong criticism of the leadership of GE with regard to the contamination and cleanup of the …
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Our Opinion: Revitalization brightens Bousquet's future

In these trying times that have put the squeeze on area businesses, it's heartening to see local developers investing in the success of Berkshire institutions like Bousquet Mountain. Mill Town …

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Letter: Slow down on pot cultivation sites in Pittsfield To the editor: Attention residents of the neighborhood surrounding Allengate, Dalton and Plastics avenues, as well as any Pittsfield resident who is concerned about any more marijuana in our city. …
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Barrington Stage streaming 'Three Viewings' reading with Debra Jo Rupp

PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company will be streaming a reading of Jeffrey Hatcher's "Three Viewings," beginning 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The reading will be available for …

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Tanglewood offerings go virtual; BSO, top performers take stage online LENOX — The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood have just announced a full lineup of web-based performances for their 2020 season, including shows with Andris Nelsons, Yo-Yo Ma and James …
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