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2 families now have houses to call home through Habitat for Humanity building blitz

PITTSFIELD — Leah O'Keefe, 8, stepped with joy into what is her new bedroom, after years in a cramped Pittsfield apartment with no safe place outside to play. "I have two windows to myself," …

Pittsfield to equip all students with laptops during remote-learning start to year PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Public Schools district will provide laptops to all students, after an announcement to families Friday of its plan to begin the school year remotely, while …
Notification glitch derails Lenox hearing on proposed marijuana shop LENOX — It was supposed to be the town's first in-person public hearing in the coronavirus pandemic era, but Wednesday's scheduled Zoning Board of Appeals session on a proposed retail marijuana shop had to …
Morse cites link between allegations, state party volunteer PITTSFIELD — Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is calling for an independent investigation into the role an attorney associated with the state Democratic Party played in shaping an allegation lodged …
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BIC program aims to groom students for local high-tech jobs

PITTSFIELD — To help bridge the skills gap between local employers and employees, the Berkshire Innovation Center is launching a new program designed to provide the county's young people with a …

Bill Schmick | The Retired Investor: Tensions with China may heat up On Aug. 15, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Premier Vice President Liu He will be facing off once again, this time to review the Phase One trade deal inked Feb. 15. Neither …
Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: Words of wisdom about words used by scammers Congratulations! You have been selected for an exclusive reward! Sounds great — "Selected!" "Exclusive!" (Wow!) Who can resist the opportunity? You click on the email, revealing that "an …
The Berkshire Eagle Berkshire All Stars awards show
'It's pretty special': Berkshire County's top athletes, coaches honored by The Berkshire Eagle in All Stars video presentation After two years of an in-person event, The Berkshire Eagle All Stars Gala went virtual in 2020 — but still brought the same level of commitment to honorees. In a livestream on The Eagle's …
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Greylock Audiology offers balance, fall prevention, hearing help to Berkshires PITTSFIELD — No time is a good time to land in the hospital because of a broken hip. During a pandemic, it's probably the worst time to have ongoing problems with your balance, hearing and …
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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Franklin Land Trust acquires 154 Acres in Heath
The Franklin Land Trust (FLT) recently acquired 154 acres in Heath, abutting its 96-acre Crowningshield Conservation Area (CCA), for … Read More
Mike Walsh | Runner's High: Griffin getting creative to keep BURCS going
Benn Griffin has spent almost as much time at the post office this summer as he's spent logging miles on trails or treadmills. The … Read More
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Kannegieser wins 2nd consecutive Maine Match-Play Invitational Championship
Match-play golf isn't for everybody, but there are a chosen few who consistently step up in that one-on-one scenario. Recently … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: In lengthy talk about baseball, Bud Selig drops insights to several locals in the game
Pausing this Sunday to clean out my notebooks. If you missed our Eagle Conversation with Major League Baseball Commissioner … Read More
Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: What are we willing to pay to see high school sports this fall?
If it don't make dollars, it don't make sense. A wise bit of knowledge that Google attributes to the legendary DJ Quik. But in the … Read More
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Our Opinion: With safety in mind, the shows must go on

All the world's a stage, and ours has been host to far too many tragedies of late. In the Berkshires, where summer's cup typically runs over with a rich current of artistic and cultural events, a …

Rachel Kanz: Why I won't risk your kids — a teacher's letter to parents Every day, when I step into my classroom, I do so knowing that you are trusting me with your child — as I entrust my own children to my colleagues teaching high school.
Letters to the editor
Letter: Becket resident very familiar with slow crawl of internet upgrade To the editor: As a Becket resident, I'd like to reply to the previous letter to the editor sent by our members of our Select Board (Eagle, "Misconceptions about Becket's broadband network," July …
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Tony winners co-starring in online reading to benefit Barrington Stage and The Actors Fund

The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — Tony Award-winning actors Jason Alexander and Patti LuPone, two-time Tony nominee Santino Fontana, and Grammy winner Michael McKean head the cast of a new …

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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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