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With state's 1st-ever early voting period, presidential contest is underway

BROOKLINE — Completed Massachusetts presidential primary ballots began streaming in Monday morning when the state officially began its first-ever period of early voting in a primary …

After dirt bike crash, spinal cord injury, Sheffield man aims to help the disabled community GREAT BARRINGTON — In the back of the shop, at the center of all the equipment and parts, Jake the dog looks on as a Polaris side-by-side — known as an SXS — is modified and tricked …
Look Ahead, Pittsfield: BIC grand opening, downtown brewery plans highlight city's economic development push The much-anticipated Berkshire Innovation Center opens this week to much fanfare. The grand opening ceremony for the public-private partnership on Friday will cap a week colored by Pittsfield's …
The Outlook: March looks to enter like a lamb Who could blame anyone for some serious spring fever, starting with Sunday's blue skies and gentle breezes?
The Rest of River Cleanup Settlement

The U.S. government now agrees to allow local burial of toxic Housatonic River sediment, sparing the General Electric Co. the high cost of shipping it all out of Massachusetts as part of a long-awaited cleanup.

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Rest of River agreement draws widespread criticism
Clean up the Housatonic River! That was the battle cry of the Housatonic River Watershed Association (HRWA) back in the 1980s. I was … Read More
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Going for a shred along with Jiminy Peak ski patrol
There was a moment a couple months ago, I was interviewing former Team USA skier Ryan Riley at Dottie's in Pittsfield and he said … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Organized groups a good vehicle for exploring
Sometimes, maybe more often than not, you want company in the woods. Friends, of course, are good companions, but going out with an … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: MIAA state playoff proposal will pass, and that is not a good thing
By the time the sun sets on Friday, Massachusetts high school athletics will be poised to enter a new era. Whether or not it is a good … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Thoughts on Astros explanations, Garnett's enshrinement and a pair of former Pittsfield Suns
Things I think about while waiting for the coffee to brew and the bagel to toast — lightly, with lox, cream cheese, tomato and … Read More
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Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of 1619 Project, will host Williams College lecture WILLIAMSTOWN — In 1619, 20 to 30 men and women and children walked onto the shore near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. They came from what is now Angola on the west coast of southern …
Open book with David Levering Lewis In honor of W. E.B. Du Bois and Black History Month, the Stockbridge Library is hosting a lecture with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author David Levering Lewis. The author of …

Book Review: Filkins shows deep understanding of Adler's life

"H. G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds," by Peter Filkins, is a biography that remembers the life and writing of a man whose work and personal history are profound. Through a detailed, closely …

Community dinners a labor of love, service for Frank and Lynn LaRagione PITTSFIELD — When Frank and Lynn LaRagione met playing racquetball at the Pittsfield Family YMCA, little did the couple know they would be cooking for 150 people eight times a year for the next …
The Foundry: Happy one-year anniversary to a 'happening spot' WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Since first opening in March 2019, performing and visual arts space The Foundry has been busy with a full calendar of unique events. Events have included everything from …
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