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'A defender of the people': Ginsburg's grit, influence touched lives in Berkshires

With bowed heads, lowered flags and flowing tears, many members of the Berkshire community mourned the loss of Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the weekend. The judge …

Original Native American Stockbridge settlers' descendants to dig deeper into local roots STOCKBRIDGE — Descendants of the town's original Native American settlers plan further exploration of their tribal nation's 18th-century local history with two federal- and town-funded …
Celebrating High Holy Days amid a pandemic: 'They certainly wrote no handbook' PITTSFIELD — For a holiday that typically is a time for coming together in reflection, an ongoing pandemic presents an unfortunate obstacle. Jewish leaders in the Berkshires have found new …
BCC student tests positive for COVID-19; 42 told to self-quarantine PITTSFIELD — Forty-two students and staff at Berkshire Community College were told to self-quarantine after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The student is enrolled in one of the …

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Pittsfield Police officer unaware of Harrington's license status before her release PITTSFIELD — After city police Sgt. Gary Herland stopped a motorist on Sept. 1 for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, he realized he had pulled over Andrea Harrington, the Berkshire …
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Board asks Berkshire Roots for more site details for proposed pot cultivation facility

PITTSFIELD — The Community Development Board asked Berkshire Roots on Tuesday to submit site plans with more detail, and continued its review of the company's proposal to build a new …

Lever postpones Innovation Summit NORTH ADAMS — Business accelerator Lever Inc. has postponed its second annual Innovation Summit and a corresponding intrapreneur challenge that were both scheduled to take place Oct. 9. Both …
MCLA again ranked as top public college NORTH ADAMS — For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has been ranked in the top ten in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of the country's top public …
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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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Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: The 'Tower of Song' Editor's note: Every line of this column is from a different song. Can you match all 105 lines to their respective songs? Readers can write their attempts to letters@berkshireeagle.com for a chance …
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Our Opinion: Pittsfield politics must move on from 2019 election

A Pittsfield political fight that should have died with a 2019 mayoral election remains alive and kicking. Barry Clairmont, husband of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, has brought a defamation lawsuit …

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Letter: Dump the Housatonic cleanup agreement To the editor: Admittedly, there are many facets of the decades of work of which I am unaware or beyond my ken that led to the current Housatonic River cleanup agreement; yet, I am compelled to …
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7 immune-boosting foods, and how to get your kids to eat them

When it comes to our kids' health, we worry about masks fitting correctly and their hand-washing skills; but what about what's on their breakfast plate?

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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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