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Joseph Sorrentino, former owner of Joe's Diner in Lee, dies at 88

LEE — He put the "Joe" in Joe's Diner. Joseph F. Sorrentino, who dished out comfort food favorites to thousands of Lee millworkers, townspeople, tourists and celebrities, died at home Monday …

Baker easing COVID rules; indoor performances of 250 allowed in Berkshires BOSTON -- Communities at low risk for coronavirus transmission will be permitted to take the next step in the governor's reopening plans  -- including indoor and outdoor performances of up to …
Parental decisions to shake up school enrollments The COVID-19 pandemic's disruption across the education system could lead to enrollment changes in some school districts, the state's education commissioner said Tuesday.
'We're better than this': Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to discuss late husband's memoir as part of Conversation Series Elijah Cummings did not live to see President Donald Trump's tax returns, but the longtime U.S. representative from Baltimore spent much of his final year of life working to bring those records to …

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Amid entrenched pandemic, Berkshire nonprofits' resilience tested

NORTH ADAMS — During the coronavirus pandemic, Berkshire County largely has turned to nonprofits to meet communities' needs. Yet, as increased joblessness, social isolation and health risks …

Four honored by Workforce Board PITTSFIELD — The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board recognized three individuals and one team at its quarterly meeting which took place Sept. 10 via the Zoom platform. Pittsfield Mayor Linda M. …
First responders to receive boost from new cell sites Three new, purpose built cell sites in the towns of Worthington, Hardwick and Huntington are expected to provide a connectivity boost to first responders in Western Massachusetts. The three sites are …
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Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Ski legend Krista Schmidinger back to aid new owners of Bousquet Mountain
The face on the other end of the Zoom call was familiar. But it had been a long time since I had either seen or interviewed Krista … Read More
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Shepard caps big week, takes Stockbridge Trophy with Schopp
A week that didn't start out so well turned out just fine for Country Club of Pittsfield member Josh Shepard. The talented amateur … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Dr. Charles Wohl experiences Dayenu along the Deerfield Rivier
Recently, I received an interesting story from a superb, well-known local fly fisherman, retired physician Dr. Charles Wohl. He wanted … Read More
Lessons learned from summer sports will keep student athletes playing in the fall
There are similarities between having success in both life and athletics. A special work ethic, featuring detailed communication, … 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
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Leonard Quart | Letter from New York: Melville felt Black Lives Matter In a time when Black Lives Matter has evolved into a powerful, effective political movement, I decided to reread a great novella by Herman Melville, "Benito Cereno." It appeared in Melville's story …
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Our Opinion: Berkshire resilience in trying times

On Sunday night, a "miracle" saw its curtain call. That was how one enthusiastic attendee described seeing "Godspell" Sunday night, at the Berkshire Theatre Group production's 46th and final …

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Letter: As a veteran, I'm asking you to please not vote for Trump To the editor: I am a 100 percent disabled combat veteran of Vietnam and I doubt that I will make it through this winter. My father was a disabled veteran of World War II. He was badly wounded in …
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John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: 'Baghdad Central' surpasses other detective series

'BAGHDAD CENTRAL' (HULU) If a huge part of any modern detective series is finding an appropriately absorbing locale, one that evokes a mood that is essential to the story and also provides details …

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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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