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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Pittsfield Post 68 Seniors beat Greenfield to reach championship game of American Legion tournament

GREENFIELD — After his last trip to Greenfield, Pittsfield Post 68's Carter Matthews left with a bad taste in his mouth. He was rocked for four runs in 4 2/3 innings and Post 81 pounded his …

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Cheshire grandfather wins $25,000 a year for life in lottery A grandfather of seven from Cheshire will receive $25,000 a year for life after he won a state Lottery prize Monday at an Adams supermarket.Donald Oltsch won the multistate Lucky for Life prize when …
A Marine Corps vet's mission: Getting to bottom of VA care mishap PITTSFIELD — A Lenox man is heading back to Northampton soon, ready after a year of turmoil to sit in a dental chair and receive the free care he earned by serving with the Marine Corps. But …
Housatonic resident buys Housie Market at auction, says he didn't want a pot shop in the 'heart and soul' of village GREAT BARRINGTON — More neighbors than potential buyers came to watch the auction, hoping the once-beloved, badly missed corner market would fall into Housatonic-loving hands.And it did, they …
Savoy board rejects developer's wind power appeal SAVOY — Commercial wind turbines will not rise anytime soon in Savoy, after the developer lost a critical appeal Wednesday night.The town's Zoning Board of Appeals voted to affirm a building …
Female suffers gunshot injury at home of Pittsfield police officer PITTSFIELD — Police are investigating a shooting on Cromwell Avenue in which a female was wounded at a Pittsfield police officer's home.The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center, where …
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Great Barrington: Berkshire South gala to honor Pignatelli Berkshire South Regional Community Center will honor state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, at its annual fundraising gala beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at 15 Crissey Road.Guests …
Birth Fairview HospitalBrian and Gina Prattini of Pittsfield, a son, Enzo Giovanni, July 16.
Columbia County, N.Y.: Diaper bank opens local chapter The Rebecca Foundation, a non-profit organization based out of Bend, Ore., announces the opening of a new chapter in Columbia County. Meagan Sandstrom will serve as the chapter president, and …
Pittsfield: Miss Hall's names Pickett Scholars PITTSFIELD — Miss Hall's School announces that recent graduate Jayme McGuigan of Pittsfield and rising senior Cely "Nikky" Abreu of Methuen have been named by the Lenox School Alumni …
Pittsfield: Arrowhead exhibiting fairy houses An all-day preview of "A World of Fairies: Across the Seven Seas," the second annual exhibit featuring a collection of one-of-a-kind, artist-created Fairy Houses, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. …
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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 …
The Arts
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, …
Music
Mozart as song at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall LENOX — "Unmistakably, Mozart takes singing as his starting point, and from this issues the uninterrupted melodiousness which shimmers through his compositions like the lovely forms of a woman …
Lifestyles
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Daylilies - easy to grow, very few problems How are your outhouse daylilies doing? I suspect rather well, since daylilies are among the most reliable plants in home gardens. The outhouse daylily, also known as tawny daylily, goes by the …
What do you do with all that pickle relish? Make biscuits, of course! The summer bash you planned for weeks is over. The trash is picked up and the lawn chairs returned to their rightful places. You sent the leftover salads and desserts home with the people who brought …
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. …
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Slain police officer to be laid to rest

HANOVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash last weekend is being laid to rest.A funeral Mass for Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna …

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

BOSTON (AP) — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a …

Prosecutor: Feds won't recognize state injection sites

BOSTON (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges.The strongly-worded statement …

Thousands of police in uniform honor slain officer at wake

HANOVER, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of uniformed officers from Massachusetts and across the country are honoring a Weymouth police officer slain while investigating a car crash last weekend.The …

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to boost "net neutrality"

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill designed to help ensure the internet remains a level playing field, even after U.S. regulators rolled back federal "net neutrality" …

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Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing a hospital …

N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who …

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election …

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections.

NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold.Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up …

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Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing a hospital …

N. Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn't immediately return some of its citizens who …

S. Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election …

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections.

NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy

The NFL's two-month old national anthem policy is on hold.Hours after The Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the anthem could be suspended for up …

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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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