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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A lasting legacy: Larry Bell reflects on coaching career after stepping down as Mount Greylock girls cross-country coach

WILLIAMSTOWN — Larry Bell is not a numbers guy. "As you can tell, you ask me numbers and I have to stop and do the math," the longtime Mount Greylock cross-country coach says one morning at …

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Word on the street? Life's a beach (party) in North Adams NORTH ADAMS — While a large body of water seems like it would be a prerequisite for any successful beach party, it's absence didn't stop dozens of families from flocking to Eagle Street on …
Life a 'nightmare' for Asiyanna Jones' parents while pushing for justice after daughter's killing PITTSFIELD — The parents of Asiyanna Jones are breathing easier now that three people face first-degree murder charges in her killing last fall on a downtown street. Arraignments were a long …
Shepherds samba? Poodles pirouette? At Dog Dance at Jacob's Pillow, canines strut stuff BECKET — Many of the performers at Jacob's Pillow on Saturday had two left feet. But with four legs, that should be expected. More than 50 dogs of varying sizes, breeds and obedience levels …
Tests to gauge environmental contamination at former Pittsfield factory PITTSFIELD — Name an environmental insult, and there's a chance it sits amid rubble at 70 Elmvale Place. Asbestos? Oh, yeah. A study conducted at the site of the former J.B. Paper Co. property …
Pittsfield man trying to retrieve necklace arrested after woman says he threatened her, her kids with a gun PITTSFIELD — A city man is being held without bail for allegedly threatening a woman at gunpoint in her Onota Street residence.The answer to why he showed up at the house while armed depends on …
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Stockbridge: IS183 announces evening art talks IS183 Art School of the Berkshires announces a summer series of Evening Art Talks featuring faculty artists presenting and discussing creative practices from their travels and experiences. The talks …
Berkshire County Food Pantries PITTSFIELDBerkshire Dream Center: No requirements, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Sunday of the month, at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield, …
Senior Bulletin Board, July 16-22 ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTYElder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information and referral, case management, …
Great Barrington: Historical Society sets July programs The Great Barrington Historical Society is sponsoring "A Chance for Land and Fresh Air," a program by author Carol Ascher, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South …
Births Berkshire Music CenterRayQuan B. Watford and Talia Crawford of Pittsfield, a son, July 11.Edward Pezze III and Meaghan Pezze of Dalton, a daughter, Selena Noelle, July 12.
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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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Playlist: We asked Drew Angus: What's your favorite song? Drew Angus, a pop-rock singer-songwriter, who was a finalist on the 2016 Farewell Season of American Idol, will be coming to Pittsfield for a free concert on Thursday, July 19, as part of the Shire …
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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 …
What's your favorite kitchen gadget? Kitchen gadgets are to cooks like Jimmy Choo shoes are to stylish women — you can never have too many (as our kitchen drawers attest) and there is one you would never be without.
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Big Papi manages just fine, perfect fit in new All-Star role

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz drew so many pals and well-wishers, it took him nearly three minutes just to climb a few dugout steps. He then swung behind the batting cage, gave Vladimir …

Bogaerts, Holt help red-hot Red Sox enter break with win

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox rolled through the pre-All-Star game portion of their schedule piling up wins. Now, they'll have a few days to sit back, relax and enjoy their historic …

The Latest: Governor saddened by fatal police shooting

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a bystander and police officer in Massachusetts following a vehicle crash and foot chase. (all times local):3:50 p.m.The governor of …

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot …

Victim in critical condition after party altercation

BOSTON (AP) — A man is hospitalized from injuries sustained during a large fight in Boston.Boston police say a male victim suffered injuries that are life-threatening during a house fight in …

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China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington.The world's second-largest economy …

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, according to footage …

China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington.

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent.Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea.Kylian Mbappe's dad is from …

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of …

World News

China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington.The world's second-largest economy …

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, according to footage …

China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington.

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent.Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea.Kylian Mbappe's dad is from …

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of …

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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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