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Berkshire DA to go before state's top court; due process rights in a pandemic at issue

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshires' top prosecutor goes before the state's top court Wednesday — in a case that asks justices to ponder due process rights in a pandemic. At issue: How long a …

Berkshire-based photojournalists say police targeting press at protests GREAT BARRINGTON — Two local photojournalists separately covering the unrest in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd say it appears that police are targeting the press. Freelancers …
Stockbridge town races drawing early interest STOCKBRIDGE — While a lively election season featuring contests for the Select and Planning boards winds up on June 9, the official election day, an unusually large number of early and absentee …
State's bald eagle population continues to thrive WESTBOROUGH — The number of bald eagles in Massachusetts continues to grow, with nine new nests confirmed in the state this year, including the first on Cape Cod in more than a century, state …
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Get personal with MyCom Federal Credit Union

PITTSFIELD — At some banks, you're just a number.At MyCom Federal Credit Union, it's the opposite, says credit union CEO Nancy Canino of Pittsfield. Canino ought to know, as she's worked at …

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Pittsfield steelworkers union hands out meals to those in need

PITTSFIELD — After Judy Toomey explained why she was setting up a drive-thru in the parking lot next to Walmart and Home Depot, a man handed her a $100 bill.

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Superheroes work and live here Here's to the few, the proud, the essential workers. Just about one-third (34 percent) of adults in the U.S. have been dubbed essential workers and have found themselves thrust into the surreal …
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Yankee Home Improvement improving much more than Berkshire roofs

PITTSFIELD — Just hazarding a guess, but you're probably spending a little more time at home lately. That's when you start to notice things around the house that need fixing or an upgrade: …

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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 …
Local Sports Columnists
Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: Debate about rights for transgender athletes back in the news
There were a lot of sports stories this week that merited a look back, but I found one in particular that should have drawn a lot more … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: A new revelation as the live sports absence grows longer
Having been in virtual lockdown since mid-March, I have discovered something interesting.I don't miss watching sports on … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: No regrets for Suriana Lee as she wraps up senior year
The winter sports season — COVID-19 aside — was an interesting experience for a second-year sports writer. The first year … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: A money trail to see Mount Prospect Overlook
Currently accepting nominations for the best views from Berkshire mountains. Let's put views that are structurally assisted, such as … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Finally catching up with Jenny Hansell, executive director of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
When Tad Ames, the last Executive Director of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) retired and was succeeded by Jenny … Read More
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Our Opinion: Floyd killing must make a difference

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has resonated across the nation in ways both admirable and alarming. This is hardly the first such killing of an African-American over the decades …

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Devanny-Condron thanks many volunteers for remembering the fallen PITTSFIELD — When John Bresnahan thinks of Memorial Day, one person immediately comes to mind: Ted Handerek. By the time he retired from his post in 1992, Handerek was the longest-serving …
Tricia Farley-Bouvier: Sexual violence is a college pandemic PITTSFIELD — While we all work so hard to make progress in defeating this pandemic, the federal government has taken a giant leap backwards in the scourge that is rape culture on our college …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Fiona's website a wonderful gift To the editor: One ritual my husband and I still appreciate during this pandemic is to be able to read The Berkshire Eagle each morning. I consider my day has begun only after reading Larry …
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Take 5 with Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's Erica Wall

NORTH ADAMS — Even during COVID-19, our region's artist community is alive and well. And Erica Wall, director of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, is doing her part from home to …

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Renaissance Investment Group: Close client relations, context and comforting advice during a time of crisis LENOX — There's a pandemic on: Your family is safe; the cupboards are full; and you have enough fuel to keep your generator running for weeks. You're prepared for a catastrophe that's going to keep you at home for a while. But who's watching your investments?
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