Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block The Berkshire Museum's $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of well-known works from its permanent collection, has been central to a firestorm that swept the art world and set off a legal war.

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Pittsfield American falls to Worcester in 12-year-old Section 1 Little League championship series opener

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield American played with fire during Saturday's championship game against Joe Schwartz Worcester in the 12-year-old Little League Section 1 tournament.The flame got too hot …

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Work on Mount Washington Road in Egremont brings a warning: Be prepared for delays EGREMONT — Three weeks of preliminary road reconstruction work will commence on Mount Washington Road on Monday, so be prepared for delays, town officials say.CHA Cos engineers will be drilling …
State licensure board doles out warning to BCC nursing program PITTSFIELD — The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing put Berkshire Community College's nursing program on notice last week. The state board granted the program "approval with …
Lawyer warns of new threats to 'middle mile' operations WORCESTER — A federal judge is considering a fresh request Friday that the operator of the state's $90 million broadband network, now in its 16th month of bankruptcy, live up to its contract or …
Between lines on Savoy wind energy project denial SAVOY — No.That was the answer that came Wednesday, when proponents of a commercial wind venture sat expectantly on folding chairs in the Savoy firehouse, hoping to salvage a project underway …
Pittsfield man handed 21 months in assault case PITTSFIELD — A city man, accused of assaulting a 53-year-old woman over a three-day period in the spring of 2016, was sentenced to 21 months in jail after pleading guilty to his charges.Richard …
Community News
Williamstown: Beatles band closing Clark concert series Across the Pond, a popular Beatles tribute band, will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South St. The free concert, the last of the Clark's summer concert series, …
Support Groups ADDICTIONSAdult Children of Alcoholics: Meets Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., St. John's Church, upper room, 35 Park St., Williamstown, use middle-door entry; Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen's …
Pittsfield: Hospice offering new bereavement group Hospice of Western & Central Mass. is offering a grief support group from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 26 to Aug. 30, at the Hospice office, 55 Church St.Chaplain Dennis Castella will …
Senior Bulletin Board, July 23-29 ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTYElder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information and referral, case management, …
Western Mass.: Master Gardener class registration open Western Massachusetts residents passionate about gardening, interested in learning environmentally sound gardening practices, and sharing this information with the public can apply to join the 2019 …
Berkshire Landscapes
Every second counts ... WILLIAMSTOWN — "Safe aggression!" Alex McNamara commanded as a crew took down a wall from "The Closet" set on Saturday night. The play's final show had finished less than two hours earlier, but …
Swimmers find land in Carole Feuerman's works of hyperrealism NORTH ADAMS — The glistening skin, the veined hand, the strands of hair escaping her wrinkled swim cap — there are a multitude of reasons why the swimmer in Carole Feuerman's …
Taco Tuesday at the Irwin house couldn't be contained NEW MARLBOROUGH — Cantina 229 began three years ago with a single, simple taco.For many years, husband and wife farmer-owners Josh and Emily Irwin had been doing taco night for their three …
The Arts
Art Briefs for July 22 Pittsfield Moves! event to be heldBerkshire community members come together to present a collaborative performance created as part of the year-long engagement project, Pittsfield Moves! Shepherded by …
'Blind Eye': Clark landscapes inspire video installation at Jennifer Steinkamp exhibition WILLIAMSTOWN — The first exhibit of video installations at the Clark Art Institute isn't just expanding the Williamstown institution's visual landscape; it's drawing inspiration from it.At …
Music
Mary Gauthier guides veterans to peace and newfound hope through music NEW YORK — There's a date on Josh Geartz's calendar that the former U.S. Army sergeant has been looking forward to for quite some time.Aug. 10 will mark Geartz's fourth retreat with the …
Lifestyles
Thom Smith | Nature Watch: A pollinator's paradise thrives at Kimball Farms Today, Jim McCarthy called me and said, "I'm coming to pick you up, I have something to show you." We drove down to our meadow and, lo and behold, we have a meadow in bloom with cosmos, poppies, …
It's too hot to think ... Studies track effects of heat on cognition Man, it's a hot one. And that could mean bad news for your performance at work or school, according to at least four recently published studies.The reports, which examine the effects of air …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Daylilies - easy to grow, very few problems How are your outhouse daylilies doing? I suspect rather well, since daylilies are among the most reliable plants in home gardens. The outhouse daylily, also known as tawny daylily, goes by the …
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Iglesias drives in 4 as Fiers, Tigers blank Red Sox 5-0

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Fiers might be pitching his way into a pennant chase.The Detroit right-hander worked impressively into the seventh inning Saturday night, and Jose Iglesias homered and …

Red Bulls stay hot, beat Revolution 2-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Royer and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored to help the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday night.Royer tapped in Marc Rzatkowski's …

Michael Thorbjornsen rallies to win US Junior Amateur

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Michael Thorbjornsen rallied to win the U.S. Junior Amateur on Saturday, beating fellow 16-year-old Akshay Bhatia 1 up in the 36-hole on Baltusrol Golf Club's Upper …

Town commemorates 100th anniversary of German attack

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod town is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the only enemy attack on American soil during World War I.A German U-156 submarine shelled a tugboat near …

Produce market worker arrested on drug charges

BOSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested in Massachusetts for allegedly selling drugs while working in a produce tent at a market.Police say they arrested 36-year-old Florentino Figueroa-Barragan …

National News

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery.The …

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even …

Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik (AHN'-durs BRAY'-vihk), a …

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing …

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57.The Los Angeles Times , where Gold most recently worked, …

World News

Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery.The …

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even …

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours Saturday before handcuffing …

Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the …

Ecuadorean townspeople build record pyramid of roses

TABACUNDO, Ecuador (AP) — The people in this small Andean town are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built — a life-size replica of an indigenous pyramid made …

2018 Berkshire All Stars

Berkshire Business Outlook: A diverse economy, geared for the future

The Berkshire economy is changing. The pace of the transition has often been frustrating, especially considering the economic boom at the other end of the state. But it looks like there is new light …

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