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Peaceful Boston protests descend into clashes, violence

BOSTON — Downtown Boston turned into a battle zone Sunday night after a peaceful protest suddenly disintegrated into a spurt of violent clashes between protestors and police, including storefront …

'I felt I was home': Berkshire churchgoers make emotional return to in-person Mass "So, how does it feel to be home?" The Rev. John Tuohey drew polite applause as the pastor welcomed back the nearly 40 parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Pittsfield attending Mass on …
Food Truck: Ozzie's own 'kitchen on wheels' HINSDALE — Alan and Tracey Lussier, owners of Ozzie's Steak and Eggs, were eagerly awaiting April. "It was going to be the best month for us ever — we had three parties booked," Alan …
'Guide to Historic Artists' Homes & Studios' gives glimpse into famous artists' spaces Have you ever wondered what the inside of Jackson Pollock's studio looked like? If Winslow Homer's studio had an ocean view? Where Daniel Chester French created his monumental works? Or just wanted …
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Pittsfield steelworkers union hands out meals to those in need

PITTSFIELD — After Judy Toomey explained why she was setting up a drive-thru in the parking lot next to Walmart and Home Depot, a man handed her a $100 bill.

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Superheroes work and live here Here's to the few, the proud, the essential workers. Just about one-third (34 percent) of adults in the U.S. have been dubbed essential workers and have found themselves thrust into the surreal …
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Devanny-Condron thanks many volunteers for remembering the fallen PITTSFIELD — When John Bresnahan thinks of Memorial Day, one person immediately comes to mind: Ted Handerek. By the time he retired from his post in 1992, Handerek was the longest-serving …
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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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Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: Debate about rights for transgender athletes back in the news
There were a lot of sports stories this week that merited a look back, but I found one in particular that should have drawn a lot more … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: A new revelation as the live sports absence grows longer
Having been in virtual lockdown since mid-March, I have discovered something interesting.I don't miss watching sports on … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: No regrets for Suriana Lee as she wraps up senior year
The winter sports season — COVID-19 aside — was an interesting experience for a second-year sports writer. The first year … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: A money trail to see Mount Prospect Overlook
Currently accepting nominations for the best views from Berkshire mountains. Let's put views that are structurally assisted, such as … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Finally catching up with Jenny Hansell, executive director of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
When Tad Ames, the last Executive Director of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) retired and was succeeded by Jenny … Read More
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Our Opinion: Don't buy Trump's vile distractions

With the nation in the midst of a pandemic and the death toll approaching and now passing 100,000, it might seem an odd time for President Trump to engage in his penchant for conspiracy theories. But …

Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: Dark theaters give way to TV's glow WESTPORT, CONN.— With piecemeal re-openings around the country, businesses are limping out of this housebound period, if they still exist to emerge at all. The landscape has changed, and in …
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Letter: Ban is beginning on flavored cigarettes To the editor: I want to remind people that starting June 1,, flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes like Kools and Newports, will no longer be sold in Massachusetts. Last fall, the Fight …
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Lindsey Hollenbaugh | Quarantined with kids: Host your own rocket launch party Saturday

On Wednesday, when my sister called to tell me we should watch the SpaceX Launch, I honestly didn’t know what she was talking about. “Turn on the Discovery Channel; David will love it,” she said.

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Renaissance Investment Group: Close client relations, context and comforting advice during a time of crisis LENOX — There's a pandemic on: Your family is safe; the cupboards are full; and you have enough fuel to keep your generator running for weeks. You're prepared for a catastrophe that's going to keep you at home for a while. But who's watching your investments?
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TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge turns off for 2020 WEST STOCKBRIDGE — TurnPark Art Space, a 16-acre former quarry turned sculpture park and cultural center on Moscow Road, is suspending its 2020 May through October season, due to the …
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