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Celebrating High Holy Days amid a pandemic: 'They certainly wrote no handbook'

PITTSFIELD — For a holiday that typically is a time for coming together in reflection, an ongoing pandemic presents an unfortunate obstacle. Jewish leaders in the Berkshires have found new …

BCC student tests positive for COVID-19; 42 told to self-quarantine PITTSFIELD — Forty-two students and staff at Berkshire Community College were told to self-quarantine after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The student is enrolled in one of the …
Vermont fire officials investigating suspicious fire of grandstand at Green Mountain Race Track POWNAL, Vt. — A late-night blaze that gutted the former Green Mountain Race Track grandstand building is considered suspicious and is being investigated by state fire officials.
Baker urges flu shots to ease burden on health care heroes Think of the doctors and nurses dealing with COVID-19 on a daily basis. That was Gov. Charlie Baker's message Thursday, after he got a flu shot at a Roslindale CVS and pressed Massachusetts residents to get vaccinated against the flu this fall, which, he said, will be crucial to prevent overburdening the state's health care system with the flu and COVID-19, which share many symptoms.

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Board asks Berkshire Roots for more site details for proposed pot cultivation facility

PITTSFIELD — The Community Development Board asked Berkshire Roots on Tuesday to submit site plans with more detail, and continued its review of the company's proposal to build a new …

Bill Schmick | The Retired Investor: Bicycles sales are booming In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, some industries have thrived. Take the bicycle industry, for example: Sales have more than doubled this year, and the only impediment to further growth seems …
Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, Aug. 31-Sept. 4 AUG. 31-SEPT. 4 ADAMS Aaron C. and Ethan B. Kaczowka sold property at 13 Enterprise St., Adams, to Eileen Marie Sullivan, $122,650. Richard J. Solomon Jr. sold property at 53 Park St., …
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High school fall picture clearing as some districts agree to limited sport schedules
The picture for high school sports in Berkshire County this fall is clearing up, with the majority of schools in the area opting to … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Massachusetts Environment Police receiving uptick in calls this year
In July, I had an opportunity to listen in on the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Board meeting by Zoom. At each monthly meeting an … Read More
Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Ahlen's latest feat shows us golf is truly a game for a lifetime
Over the past few months, I have written about a win for 66-year-old Bob Linn and the emergence in Berkshire County club championships … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Head through Tenney land to get to Petersburg Pass
Sanford Tenney (1827-1877) graduated from Amherst College, studied with Louis Agassiz at Harvard and was appointed Vassar College's … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Mike Crotty battling split allegiances as Heat, Celtics prepare to meet
Most of New England knows who they'll be rooting for when the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals begin on Tuesday. Mike Crotty may not … Read More
Opinion: Editorials, columns and letters to the editor
Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: The 'Tower of Song' Editor's note: Every line of this column is from a different song. Can you match all 105 lines to their respective songs? Readers can write their attempts to for a chance …
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Our Opinion: Pittsfield politics must move on from 2019 election

A Pittsfield political fight that should have died with a 2019 mayoral election remains alive and kicking. Barry Clairmont, husband of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, has brought a defamation lawsuit …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Dump the Housatonic cleanup agreement To the editor: Admittedly, there are many facets of the decades of work of which I am unaware or beyond my ken that led to the current Housatonic River cleanup agreement; yet, I am compelled to …
Berkshire Landscapes

Close Encounters making virtual music from Mahaiwe stage

GREAT BARRINGTON — Close Encounters With Music is partnering with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Classical WMHT-FM to present a Virtual Autumn Series — three concerts filmed live …

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Tanglewood offerings go virtual; BSO, top performers take stage online LENOX — The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood have just announced a full lineup of web-based performances for their 2020 season, including shows with Andris Nelsons, Yo-Yo Ma and James …
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Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Plenty of fall flower action left Is it spring or autumn? You might ask that if you've snoozed all year and have just awakened to see beautiful pink-purple flowers that closely resemble those of spring-blooming crocus. Don't bother …
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