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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Berkshire Force 12U walk-off with Babe Ruth New England Regional title

NEW MILFORD Conn. — It was the second time over the weekend that the Berkshire Force 12U squad had dealt with host New Milford. The first meeting Berkshire took in eight innings. This one went …

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Neighborhood incident prompts hold in place at Egremont Elementary PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Police Department responded to an incident Tuesday morning near Egremont Elementary School, resulting in a hold in place at the school. As of 1:30 p.m., the scene …
Another ex-Eagleton staffer pleads guilty to assaulting student PITTSFIELD — A Hampden County man has become latest staff member to plead guilty to allegations of assault at the now-closed Eagleton School.And, like most other defendants thus far, Justin M. …
Man found guilty of crack possession, acquitted of distribution charge PITTSFIELD — Rashard S. Garnett had nearly 2 grams of crack cocaine hidden in his underwear when he was arrested in March 2016, but it wasn't enough to convince a jury that he was a drug …
Mount Greylock, Lanesborough, Williamstown teachers unions file labor complaint amid regionalization contract negotiations WILLIAMSTOWN — The teachers unions at Mount Greylock Regional High/Middle School, Lanesborough Elementary School and Williamstown Elementary School have filed complaints with the Massachusetts …
Lawyer for Pittsfield officer in off-duty assault case says charges should be dropped PITTSFIELD — Charges should be dropped against a city police officer and another man accused of assault because the grand jury that indicted them was given misleading information, according to …
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Pittsfield: UNICO chapter awards scholarships PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield chapter of UNICO held its scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, at the Italian American Club. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Paul J. …
Pittsfield: Trio of women to perform Friday Whitney Center for the Arts will present a trio of female performers live in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at 42 Wendell Ave.The concert is co-headlined by Diana Alvarez, a Xicana …
Ghent, N.Y.: Equine center plans fundraising gala "Kick Up Your Heels," a benefit event for High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the stables, 71 County Road 21C.The …
Pittsfield: Rock On hosting Nashville singer Nashville's JP Harris, the voice behind the "Best Country Album of 2012" will present an intimate performance at noon Thursday, July 19, as part of the Rock On! workshop at Berkshire Community …
Great Barrington: Historian to speak on Western democracy Knosh & Knowledge welcomes presidential historian Jeremi Suri, whose topic will be "The History and Future of Western Democracy in an Age of Populism," at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Hevreh of …
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You want a piece of me? ... Our top Pittsfield pizza picks No matter which way you slice it — we love our pizza in Pittsfield. Whether you are ordering in a quick meal for the family, or enjoying a night out, pizza is undeniably a popular go-to option. …
'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 …
'Don't mess with the weapons master ...' LENOX — Deep in the confines of Shakespeare & Company's Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, there's a room that you don't want to wander into aimlessly. Gaze straight ahead from the threshold, and …
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Arts Briefs for Sunday, July 15 LenoxSECOND GUILD ART SHOW OPENINGThe Guild of Berkshire Artists will present its second art show of the month at the Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox, beginning Monday. More than 23 local artists …
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood: 40 years of conversation between art, nature STOCKBRIDGE — The large hulking mass of welded chunks of steel shouldn't move, but it does.Mark di Suvero's "For Lincoln," dips and sways in the breeze, its shiny steel arms outstretched, …
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Nothing routine about BSO's 'boheme' at Tanglewood LENOX — For Puccini's s "La boheme" to cast its spell of Parisian gaiety, love at first sight and ultimate heartbreak, who said you need a gargantuan spectacular like director Franco …
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What do you do with all that pickle relish? Make biscuits, of course! The summer bash you planned for weeks is over. The trash is picked up and the lawn chairs returned to their rightful places. You sent the leftover salads and desserts home with the people who brought …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: We're being invaded - by Japanese beetles From an aesthetic point of view, it is quite attractive with its metallic green body and shiny bronze wing covers. From a gardener's point of view, it's as ugly a critter as ever roamed the earth. …
Could walking barefoot on grass improve your health? It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural …
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The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of Emanuel Lopes, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander. (all times local):6:10 p.m.A …

Suspect in Massachusetts officer slaying pleads not guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon as well as an innocent bystander pleaded not guilty Tuesday.Twenty-year-old Emanuel Lopes …

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new international bridge

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, …

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant recruit who sued when he was booted from the military last month after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship, according to …

Police, state troopers investigate shooting

REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police and prosecutors say they're investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital.Police responded to a 911 call reporting an injured …

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Arizona state senate candidate killed mother in 1963

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 …

Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court in its effort to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them …

Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, …

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center …

The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of Emanuel Lopes, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander. (all times local):6:10 p.m.A …

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Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court in its effort to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them …

Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, …

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center …

The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of Emanuel Lopes, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander. (all times local):6:10 p.m.A …

San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening after lawyers unsuccessfully argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his …

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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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