IN THE SPOTLIGHT

As storm bears down on Berkshires, road crews prove they're worth their salt

Snowstorms might be old hat for many emergency and highway officials in the Berkshires, but they still call for preparation. In the hours ahead of the arrival Saturday of what is expected to be a …

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Letter: Marijuana coverage is way over the top To the editor:The Berkshire Eagle's preoccupation with marijuana businesses opening in the county is over the top. Your coverage is giddy and lopsided. Day after day, the front page heralds pot shops …
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Chan Lowe: The skills of yore are scarce this Yule

PITTSFIELD — Since this is the season of buying and giving, it's appropriate to opine on what has happened over the years to our expectations and the quality of the stuff we purchase.My hobby …

Berkshire Landscapes
When gaming meets art WILLIAMSTOWN — Five balloon-like pink orbs contrast with blue surrounds. To the right of this composition, three flared bundles of blue, green, yellow and other hues build to a top-left …
Highlighting the fundamentals of abstract work NORTH ADAMS — In a season typically awash in muddy hues, MCLA Gallery 51 is poised to flood its Main Street space with a flurry of bright colors. "It's going to be a lot of color," said Arthur …

Mysteries from the morgue: A castle in Adams, Sinatra and a mob boss in Hancock

Did you know Adams was once home to a castle? It was known as Castle Hathconnor (according to the North Adams Transcript or Castle Rathconnor, as named in Adams historian Eugene Michalenko's "Lost …

Dance: A year of looking back while leaping forward In 2018, professional concert dance performances in the Berkshires included lots of nods to tradition, but there were reminders aplenty that this is a living, evolving art form. Though many dancers …
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For his new album, country soul icon Ronnie Milsap gets by with a little help from a lot friends

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time …

Some of 2018's best work may be left out of the Oscar derby NEW YORK — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the …
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