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'I'm going home" - Nurse recovering COVID leaves hospital after 104 days

PITTSFIELD — Applause echoed through the sliding doors at the front entrance of Berkshire Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, reaching its crescendo as Michele Drysgola was wheeled outside for …

Morning brings passing of police chief's badge in Adams ADAMS — After decades spent climbing the career ladder inside the Adams Police Department, then serving as its chief for seven years, Richard Tarsa Jr. bowed out Tuesday morning. Moments …
With phase 3 underway, Berkshire gyms getting back in shape When the pandemic closed down gyms in March, it didn't take long for Berkshire Fitness and Wellness Center to adapt.

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For one Berkshire agency, federal loan a mirage — here, then gone

PITTSFIELD — Not so "easy come" — or easy go, either. The head of Berkshire County Arc fought to gain access to a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan this spring, even asking his member of Congress for help.

Yes, there's room at the inn - for a restaurant WORTHINGTON — J. Huntington Chase originally is from Dennis Port, and he spent 21 years working in the food service industry at establishments from Cape Cod to Denver. The rambling ended …
Bill Schmick | The Retired Investor: The next bailout should address job creation As the COVID-19 virus rages across the nation, Americans are hoping for more assistance from the government on a variety of fronts. So far this month, their hopes have been met with a resounding …
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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Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Miraval Berkshires course undergoes significant changes
Anyone driving through Lenox on Route 20 is recent months has been able to see that the Cranwell Spa and Golf Club has been a busy … Read More
Ron Wojcik told by district he will not return as girls basketball coach at Hoosac Valley
The fact that Ron Wojcik and his staff won't be coaching girls basketball at Hoosac Valley this coming winter continues to reverberate … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Massachusetts is for the birds
If you have been reading MassWildlife's monthly newsletter and other material lately, you probably noticed the emphasis on birds. What … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: Some summer suggestions for pickup sports in Berkshire County
As I sit down to write a column about summer sports I can't help but turn to my left and notice nothing but dark skies and plenty of … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Searching for azaleas from East Mountain to Pine Cobble
Wild azaleas — we can smell them even before we see them. The place you can smell and see the most of them, all together, is … Read More
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Our Opinion: On to more pressing transit issues as Blandford exit nixed

Construction of a Massachusetts Turnpike exit between Exits 2 and 3 has become a nonissue. Time to focus exclusively on other transportation options for the Berkshires. At a town meeting June 27, …

Ending police violence: Demanding both accountability and justice For the past month, the people of Berkshire County gathered in unprecedented numbers to protest the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and police violence against Black people across this …
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Letter: An open letter to Trump on that stimulus check Dear President Trump, I got your letter accompanying the economic impact payments check for $2,400. You note that this payout is designed to "protect hardworking Americans ... from the …
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Cap'N Mac's: Nudel's summer pop-up offers 'playful, creative' American take-out

LENOX — Nudel in Lenox is turning over a new leaf this summer — turning into a pop-up, take-out restaurant, named Cap 'N Mac's.

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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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Stay Connected: Learn how the wealthy profited from the American Revolution Bidwell House Museum is hosting a history talk online, with Tom Shachtman, author of "The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution," 10 a.m. Saturday, via …
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