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Grant in hand, Stationery Factory owners undaunted in quest to continue 'labor of love'

DALTON — Just over six years ago, Stephen "Steve" Sears and his wife, Maria Cruz, walked into the ground floor of a massive opportunity — to give new purpose to a former letter paper …

Eagle wins General Excellence award again BOSTON — For the second year in a row, The Berkshire Eagle received the New England Newspaper & Press Association's top honor — the award for General Excellence — in the 2019 Better Newspaper Competition.
Vermont trash hauler buys Daley & Sons of Lee LEE — Loyal customers of Daley & Sons Trucking hardly will notice that the local trash hauler has been sold for nearly $1 million to a regional waste management firm in Vermont.
The draws at North Adams' WinterFest: Chowder, a fire pit - and Clydesdales NORTH ADAMS — Walking through downtown Saturday, the sound of two Clydesdales hauling a wagon full of winter celebration attendees brought back sounds that would have been normal on Main Street …
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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Berkshires waters yield an Angler of the Year in 2019
Each year, MassWildlife recognizes anglers who catch exceptional freshwater fish in waters open to the public. If you submit the … Read More
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Getting the lowdown on the 'Ski Bum-dle' and seeing what the CBD fuss is all about
On my 18th birthday I was working waiting tables at a breakfast joint in my hometown. My slightly older, slightly cooler co-worker, … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Thoughts on Astros explanations, Garnett's enshrinement and a pair of former Pittsfield Suns
Things I think about while waiting for the coffee to brew and the bagel to toast — lightly, with lox, cream cheese, tomato and … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Organized groups a good vehicle for exploring
Sometimes, maybe more often than not, you want company in the woods. Friends, of course, are good companions, but going out with an … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Tavares lands big fish on Onota Lake
On Jan. 21, Ben Tavares of West Lebanon, N.Y. was ice fishing by himself on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. He was jigging for smelt using a … Read More
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'Criminal' Live Show: A 'look behind the curtain' of popular podcast Nine months before "Serial" burst into the public consciousness, the "OG" of true crime podcasts, "Criminal" made its debut.
'My Shining Star': A book for working moms, written by a busy, working mom It was more than a year ago, but Dr. Neha Das can still remember the moment, vividly, when her daughter looked her and said, "Mama, please don't go."

The woman behind 'Fiddler on the Roof's' Tevye has her say

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — It's not a common thought leaving a production of a classic musical, but for me I think that "Fiddler on the Roof," one of America's best-loved musicals, probably has more …

Hotspot | Start your morning full, happy at Otto's Details: Otto's Kitchen & Comfort, 95 East St., Pittsfield, 413-344-4748. Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. with occasional dinner service, special events Recipe for success: When I want to …
'Landmarks' at WCMA:Take a closer look at how a photograph is framed WILLIAMSTOWN — Photography, despite its reputation as a truthful depiction of the world, allows for countless opportunities to distort and frame an image.
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