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Mass MoCA, Clark, Rockwell museums set to reopen next weekend

It's beginning to feel like summer has arrived. Starting next weekend, the three largest museums in the Berkshires — the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Norman Rockwell Museum …

Last call for Mazcots: Owners plan shift to deli/market LENOX — The owners of Mazcots Sports Bar & Grill on Pittsfield-Lenox Road will not reopen the eatery following the COVID-19 pandemic and are planning to replace it with a deli and …
Grounds for hope: Tanglewood property preps opening to bring some normalcy to strange summer LENOX — Tanglewood is opening its 2020 season to a shifted landscape.

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Friends tackle legacy of longest-serving Berkshire sheriff PITTSFIELD — Family and friends gathered Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of the late Carmen C. Massimiano Jr., the longest serving sheriff in Berkshire County history. While that funeral Mass was private, life was anything but for Massimiano.
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Elm Street Market’s persistence pays off with grand opening

STOCKBRIDGE — They lined up before 6 a.m., a half-dozen longtime townies eager to revive their traditional weekly coffee gathering at the town's reborn, refurbished and reimagined grocery and …

State gas prices rise three cents BOSTON — State gas prices have increased three cents this week heading into Independence Day weekend, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's survey of state gas prices Monday found self-serve, …
Cybersecurity best practice for staff working from home It’s called telecommuting. And one study two years ago by a Swiss office service provider found that 70 percent of professionals work away from the office at least one day a …
The Berkshire Eagle Berkshire All Stars awards show
'It's pretty special': Berkshire County's top athletes, coaches honored by The Berkshire Eagle in All Stars video presentation After two years of an in-person event, The Berkshire Eagle All Stars Gala went virtual in 2020 — but still brought the same level of commitment to honorees. In a livestream on The Eagle's …
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Greylock Audiology offers balance, fall prevention, hearing help to Berkshires PITTSFIELD — No time is a good time to land in the hospital because of a broken hip. During a pandemic, it's probably the worst time to have ongoing problems with your balance, hearing and …
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Richard Lord | Tee to Green: Miraval Berkshires course undergoes significant changes
Anyone driving through Lenox on Route 20 is recent months has been able to see that the Cranwell Spa and Golf Club has been a busy … Read More
Ron Wojcik told by district he will not return as girls basketball coach at Hoosac Valley
The fact that Ron Wojcik and his staff won't be coaching girls basketball at Hoosac Valley this coming winter continues to reverberate … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Massachusetts is for the birds
If you have been reading MassWildlife's monthly newsletter and other material lately, you probably noticed the emphasis on birds. What … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: Some summer suggestions for pickup sports in Berkshire County
As I sit down to write a column about summer sports I can't help but turn to my left and notice nothing but dark skies and plenty of … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Searching for azaleas from East Mountain to Pine Cobble
Wild azaleas — we can smell them even before we see them. The place you can smell and see the most of them, all together, is … Read More
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Our Opinion: Turning justified outrage into concrete action

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and similar incidents of late have caused a sea change in America on the problem of institutional violence against Black Americans. It is …

Mitchell Chapman: MCLA needs to do better PITTSFIELD — On May 25, a black man named George Floyd was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on video, inciting nationwide protests and a national conversation on race. On June 4, …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Review inexplicable loss of Hoosac coach To the editor: I join with Ron Wojcik supporters who seriously question the termination of a coach who brought not only basketball championships to Hoosac Valley but taught his players the value …
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Satisfy quarantine cravings with homemade 'fast food'

Last week, I had a deep yearning for Taco Bell. Back in college, when I was a strict vegetarian, Taco Bell was my fast food of choice because you can sub refried beans for basically anything on …

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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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