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McCann grads celebrate new pathways

NORTH ADAMS — To principal Justin Kratz, Thursday night's commencement ceremony was a quintessential McCann Tech production. Amid the laundry list of thank yous he doled out from the podium …

Crews scramble to restore power, clear roads in South Berkshire Two days after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the Berkshires, electric companies are scrambling to restore power to frustrated customers, while highway crews continue clearing roads of downed …
McCann post-grads worked through pandemic NORTH ADAMS— Although face masks hid their facial expressions, phones and cameras popped up in the audience to capture the special moment the graduates' tassels changed sides.

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New owner, same (mostly) marijuana project at former Lee mill

LEE — A Midwestern developer is buying back the Greylock Mill to take control of the planned marijuana growing project from a West Coast company. Eric Spirtas has formed Spirtas Global LLC …

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, July 20-24 JULY 20-24 ADAMS Berkshire County Properties LLC sold property at 45 North Summer St., Adams, to Steven Wenninger, $205,000. Tiersa A. Bazo and Tammy M. Chaperon sold property at 129 …
Berkshire Bank reports second-quarter loss as pandemic takes toll PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank posted a second-quarter loss as the coronavirus pandemic affected the institution's bottom line. The bank's holding company wrote off $584 million in noncash …
The Berkshire Eagle Berkshire All Stars awards show
'It's pretty special': Berkshire County's top athletes, coaches honored by The Berkshire Eagle in All Stars video presentation After two years of an in-person event, The Berkshire Eagle All Stars Gala went virtual in 2020 — but still brought the same level of commitment to honorees. In a livestream on The Eagle's …
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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
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: What is the MassBears project?
There is a new research project going on pertaining to bears in Massachusetts. The project is aptly called MassBear. The research … Read More
Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: Turns out, Taconic's mascot is already being talked about
The best laid plans of mice and men...blah, blah, blah. Long time, no chat. Apologies for that. But here we are. Housekeeping item … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Sights and sounds from fan-free Fenway Park
BOSTON — A baseball season unlike any other began when I had my temperature taken on Saturday morning. I'm getting a little … Read More
Golf notebook: Congdon, Quinto share Berkshire Hills Singles lead
It's a battle of youth vs. experience at the top of the leaderboard after two rounds of this year's Championship Flight of the … Read More
Mike Walsh | On Sports: Carrie Holland back in Berkshires and getting people active
As I've grown over the past year as a first-time dog owner, I've come to relearn something I was first taught in elementary school by … Read More
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Our Opinion: Pittsfield schools face yet another obstacle

"We've got to get on top of this." That concern expressed Monday by Pittsfield School Committee Chairwoman Katherine Yon reflects the anxieties of countless educators and families across the city. …

Paul A. London: Founders' insights predicted progressives' hard-line tact BECKET — As the 2020 election approaches, progressive ideas are gaining traction. These would expand the safety net for hard-pressed middle-class and low-income Americans, an expansion that is …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Dictator Trump To the editor: So, Donald Trump is having himself a little pity party complaining about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx having favorable ratings but not him. Boo-hoo. Maybe it's because they speak of the …
Berkshire Landscapes

Barrington Stage's 'Harry Clarke' a one-man show that's a team effort

Reinvention is at the heart of Barrington Stage Company's production of "Harry Clarke," in more ways than just what's in the script. A week before the curtains were supposed to go up, the one-man …

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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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Will a 'return to normalcy' mean a return to environmental degradation? Remember when Greta Thunberg was a household name? When your social media feeds were filled with posts about plastic bag bans and being forced to use paper straws? Or, were filled with …
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