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'No perfect solution': Concerns steady as Rest of River dealmakers again face the public

GREAT BARRINGTON — A calmer crowd of around 200 people lobbed questions Thursday at public officials behind a cleanup agreement between river-facing Berkshire towns and General Electric …

Rest of River dealmakers face waves of frustration over PCB landfill LEE — A panel of Berkshire leaders and their environmental partners struggled to defuse the ire of a community angry about a PCB landfill planned for Lee.
Wendy's settles child labor law violations in Massachusetts BOSTON — Hamburger giant Wendy's has paid a $400,000 settlement after allegedly violating state child labor laws at all of its 46 corporate-owned locations across the commonwealth. The …
Eagle’s newsstand, vending box price change in effect; Sunday edition change coming Feb. 23 The Berkshire Eagle’s newsstand and vending box price is $1.50 for weekday editions, beginning with today’s edition, and $2.50 for Sunday editions, starting with the Feb. 23 …
The Rest of River Cleanup Settlement

The U.S. government now agrees to allow local burial of toxic Housatonic River sediment, sparing the General Electric Co. the high cost of shipping it all out of Massachusetts as part of a long-awaited cleanup.

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Pittsfield police responded to armed robbery attempt at Palmers PITTSFIELD — No one was injured during an armed robbery attempt at Palmers on Wednesday morning, according to the Pittsfield Police Department. Shortly before 7 a.m., a masked female …
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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Berkshires waters yield an Angler of the Year in 2019
Each year, MassWildlife recognizes anglers who catch exceptional freshwater fish in waters open to the public. If you submit the … Read More
Mike Walsh | Powder Report: Getting the lowdown on the 'Ski Bum-dle' and seeing what the CBD fuss is all about
On my 18th birthday I was working waiting tables at a breakfast joint in my hometown. My slightly older, slightly cooler co-worker, … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Thoughts on Astros explanations, Garnett's enshrinement and a pair of former Pittsfield Suns
Things I think about while waiting for the coffee to brew and the bagel to toast — lightly, with lox, cream cheese, tomato and … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: Organized groups a good vehicle for exploring
Sometimes, maybe more often than not, you want company in the woods. Friends, of course, are good companions, but going out with an … Read More
Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Tavares lands big fish on Onota Lake
On Jan. 21, Ben Tavares of West Lebanon, N.Y. was ice fishing by himself on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. He was jigging for smelt using a … Read More
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A dinner made for craft beer lovers WILLIAMSTOWN — What's better than pretzels and cheese paired with a glass of "Mass Whole" lager? How about a "beer dinner," benefiting the Williamstown Youth Center, that pairs five of …
Celtic roots band, Runa, brings its own magical mystery tour to the Berkshires SHEFFIELD — On a winter day, Shannon Lambert-Ryan and her family stood listening to musicians playing a low melody on six-holed cane flutes. The tune rose and fell gently, like the hills on the …

DATENIGHT IDEAS: Balladeers, burlesque and cabaret abound

Can't wait for the weekend? Grab a date and head to Sheffield's Dewey Hall to see Lovestruck Balladeers in concert. Dewey Hall says, "The Lovestruck Balladeers enchant audiences with …

Let the good times roll with hearty jambalaya As New England wrestles the last throes of winter, things in New Orleans are heating up with the final days of Mardi Gras, which traditionally begins on Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) and ends on Fat Tuesday …
5 things to do if you're on a budget this week, Feb. 20-25 READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS Story slam A fast-paced story slam based around the topic of second chances, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., …
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