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Ethiopia plane crash victim, a Sheffield native, was 'bright, shining star'

SHEFFIELD — In her short life, Samya Stumo's spirit of caring stretched across the world and had already made a big difference.Those who knew Stumo said her altruistic nature and deep care for …

Groups ask Baker to back off wood-burning initiatives The state's effort to jump-start a local wood-fuels industry is misguided, a coalition of environmental groups and scientists said Wednesday, and contributes to climate change despite being …
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Letter: Plastic bag ban fails to consider low income To the editor:The Pittsfield plastic bag ban troubles me. I am all for protecting our environment and can afford to buy paper bags and reusable bags if I need to. But my concern is for the …
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Our Opinion: Improving RTAs starts with stable funding

The need for cash-strapped regional transit authorities (RTAs) to have adequate funding would seem to be self-evident, but that conclusion on the part of a Mass DOT task force commissioned by the …

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Humor and tenacity pay off for 'woman-of-a-certain-age' standup comic Carole Montgomery SOUTH EGREMONT — On Tuesday, Netflix released Amy Schumer's latest standup special, "Amy Schumer Growing." The 37-year-old actress, author and comedian has undoubtedly influenced many …
Opioid crisis fuels new play by Berkshires native Patrick Toole

GREAT BARRINGTON — "You Are Not Alone," a new play about addiction, recovery, and the opioid crisis by Patrick Toole, will be performed March 28-April 6 at the Universalist Unitarian Meeting of …

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