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Many items are coming home to roost on city meeting agendas this week. Two city boards will discuss Pittsfield's guidelines for keeping chickens; the opponents of a mountain bike skills course and pump track proposal at Springside Park will present their concerns; and the Pittsfield Municipal Airport Commission will present its annual report. 

Drumming, traditional Native American songs, speeches, and a procession culminating in a ceremonial blessing of the Housatonic River will mark the local observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Alliance for a Viable Future has organized a series of four events from Sept. 23 to Oct. 17.

When "SeaChange" went on the air in Australia in 1998, it became an overnight sensation and rode that crest for three seasons, all the while remaining under the radar for the rest of the world. The rest of us got our chance to check it out in 2019 when a fourth season was produced after 20 years and AcornTV picked up the entire charming run. I'm appreciative, since the show now ranks as one of my favorites ever.

Patrick Brennan’s setting for Regge Life’s crisp, incisive, penetrating production of debbie tucker green’s “hang” at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse is a generic, generally featureless meeting room in some quasi-governmental office building.

Kathleen Carey is back at the Theater Barn, in director Phil Rice’s generally admirable production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s remarkably written “Good People,” a bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of economically challenged people living in South Boston’s Lower End who do the best they can to look after themselves, protect what’s theirs, make do and survive while causing as little damage as possible.

It has been a bumpy week for stocks, and it could get worse if you believe the headlines of the financial press. The issue I see is that just about everyone is expecting a nasty period ahead for equities. That makes me somewhat bullish.

Things to do this week in Berkshire County

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