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Potential unified school district still a prime topic for county education task force

DALTON — A Berkshire County group is ramping up its efforts to improve the quality of education in local schools as enrollment continues to decline.The Berkshire County Education Task Force …

EPA to review cleanup of former disposal site LANESBOROUGH — A one-acre former disposal site on Balance Rock Road that once served as a dumping ground for General Electric is one of 14 Superfund sites in Massachusetts that are required to …
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Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co. offers burlesque with a bit of cheek PITTSFIELD — At the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, the annual 10-day revival of the Pittsfield arts scene during the dead of winter, Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Co.'s performances have contributed …
Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox bringing art installation to Mass MoCA in May Berkshire Eagle staffNORTH ADAMS — Eurythmics co-founder, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, is coming to to Mass MoCA this spring with "Annie Lennox: Now I Let You Go...," an installation of …

Dump those winter blahs with a tuneful datenight

THURSDAYEDITOR'S PICKEnjoy an evening of bluegrass by Grant Gordy and the Brooklyn Acoustic Allstars, at Race Brook Lodge, 7 to 11 p.m., 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield. Race Brook previews: …

Akram Khan brings 'XENOS' to Williams College WILLIAMSTOWN — Akram Khan Company is scheduled to perform "XENOS," a portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war, 8 p.m. Thursday at Williams College's '62 …
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The Oscars are ready for their close-up

Sunday's Oscar telecast can't come soon enough for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has been periodically shooting itself in the foot in the run-up to its annual awards …

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in Basra a music outlet BASRA, Iraq — A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an artistic outlet in …
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