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Opposition fierce to Great Barrington roundabout project

GREAT BARRINGTON — They were few, but they came armed with many words.A group of residents turned up at Town Hall on Tuesday night to grill engineers and state Department of Transportation …
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Pot shop eyes former Friendly's site in North Adams NORTH ADAMS — As marijuana retailers come online in Leicester and Northampton this week, North Adams soon could have a shop of its own.Evergreen Strategies LLC has submitted plans to the city …
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Buy your wreaths for great price, great cause Tuesday afternoon, while a light snow drifted down outside, it was downright Christmas-y at the North Adams Public School's Greenhouse Program in North Adams.The students and staff members were …
4 Things not to miss this week, Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 Celebrate the holidays like Rockwell would The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell's painting of the village during the holidays, recreates the paintings magical New England setting …
Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Nov. 25 ARTHancock Shaker Village: Wreath n' Sip, $90, 2 to 4 p.m., 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield. Registration includes materials, snacks, and wine. Reservations required.Hoffman Pottery: Meet the …
Meet The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's newest member, a 1980s 24-track Studer DALTON — "This is amazing."David Tanklefsky had just entered the third-floor storage room at The Stationery Factory where he and the rest of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow would begin recording …
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Javanese gamelan music, puppetry returns to Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble returns to Williams College on Sunday, Dec.2, bringing traditional music, singing and puppetry of the Indonesian island of Java to the stage in …

Go ahead, drink your dinner ... with a side of vodka and Worcestershire sauce LENOX — The Edible Bloody Mary at Firefly Gastropub & Catering Co. is more than a drink, it's more than a meal, it's an experience.The culinary adventure begins with a decision: land or …
Extra Helping: Recipes for helping friends, family during times of need, celebration On the day her first cookbook was published, Sheffield author Janet Reich Elsbach blogged, not so much about the book, but on the process of writing. She reminisced about the first time she put her …
Open Book with Jeremy K. Davis In his first four books, Jeremy K. Davis examined lost ski areas in the Adirondacks (twice), White Mountains and Southern Vermont. His fifth work, due out on Monday, Nov. 26, focuses on the …
Arts Briefs for Nov. 25 Williamstown Lethiere masterpiece now on viewFor the first time since acquiring Guillaume Guillon Lethiere's masterpiece, "Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death," the Clark Art Institute will showcase …
Bob Dunn | Game On: For the love of the game I've always loved gaming. It started as a young kid, when my late father, who was a forklift operator at the Milton Bradley factory, would stock the top shelf of the living room closet with stacks of …
John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: A time-bending Spanish history lesson and a story of triplets separated at birth "The Ministry of Time" (Netflix) This unassuming, slightly clunky, but entirely affable and often surprising Spanish science fiction show sits in an unnoticed corner of Netflix, away from most …
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Netflix spreads the love with new docu-series, 'Dogs'

NEW YORK — In these heated and oft-difficult times, do we need dogs more than ever?Do we need to rescue them, let them run free, accept their precious help with our most trying physical …
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Not everyone in the Berkshires is connected to high-speed internet. In our continuing coverage of the region's digital divide, The Eagle tracks the gains and losses in the seemingly eternal quest …

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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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The Hotspot | A-OK Berkshire BBQ: 'Meat' me in North Adams
Details: A-OK Berkshire BBQ, 2601 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams Open: Friday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. (or sold out); Sunday, noon to 8 … Read More
In an informal survey, readers reported seeing 60 to 75 melanistic gray (black) squirrels in the area.
Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Readers report on black squirrels, birds at feeders
MELANISTIC SQUIRREL SURVEYOver the past two months that I have been gathering data, 57 readers responded with a total of 69 to 75 … Read More
Orange hawkweed, Hieracium aurantiacum appears somewhat unexciting to the human eye, but its ultraviolet extravaganza is an irresistible invitation to bees.
Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardener: Looking at a garden through the eyes of a bee
Next spring, I plan to replace a large part of my thread-bare lawn with a meadow. The conditions are favorable: the same poor, sandy … Read More
These homemade bagels may take a little time, but the effort is worth the payoff of a sweet Montreal-style bagel with a toasted crust.
Looking for the best bagel in town? It's in your kitchen ...
I could write a book about how I feel about bagels. I'm not alone, everybody seems to have an opinion on what makes an amazing bagel … Read More
Margaret Button | Kitchen Comfort: Find divinity in good directions
With vacation days still remaining, I took last Friday off for the sole purpose of going to The Christmas Tree Shop in Holyoke before … Read More

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