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As costs rise, Elm Court hotel project buys a little time

LENOX — The Zoning Board of Appeals has given developers of the historic Elm Court property breathing room to begin construction of their 112-room hotel, restaurant and spa. The board voted 5-0 …

South County child rape case goes to jury Monday PITTSFIELD — From the witness stand Friday, 48-year-old Albert Dumont repeatedly denied each of the accusations against him that he, on multiple occasions, sexually assaulted a preteen …
Ready to rock: Young musicians shake off performance blues PITTSFIELD — When Valerie Campsie first walked into RockOn, a two-week summer program for young musicians, she was nervous."My first year here, I would stand around all shy," Campsie said, …
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Letter: We can add Tubman to $20 bill To the editor:I am not one who breaks the rules. Having said that, I just purchased online a stamp to add Harriet Tubman's face to the $20 bill. Her image was all set to be printed on the bill in …
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Our Opinion: Blocking WRHS would hurt district

It doesn't necessarily take the filing and winning of a lawsuit to delay or even end a public project. The threat of a lawsuit can be enough to cause the financial pillars of such a project to shake. …

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'A sublime experience' It started by the sea, tethered to Martha's Vineyard, its presence drawing prominent artists, musicians and more. From there, it was taken north, set to visit historical sites circling Boston. And in …
From furniture to harps: A natural progression for woodworker WEST STOCKBRIDGE — It isn't too difficult to find somebody who builds guitars in Berkshire County, but where do you go if you're in need of a harp?For the past five years, Michael Costerisan …

The Spot still the spot to be

PITTSFIELD — "We've introduced people of all ages to a lot of new products and foods and everyone has generally been really grateful for it," Jonathan Vella said. "That's definitely the most …

Too hot to cook? Just make pasta salad ... We're headed into the dog days of summer ... temperatures this weekend are predicted to be near 90 degrees. In that type of heat, no one wants to heat up their house by using the oven and even …
Mysteries From The Morgue: Otis nudist colony was among first in the nation During the summer of 1933, Otis was invaded by a nudist cult.At least that's how a headline in the Boston Globe on May 24, 1933, described the pending establishment of a nudist colony in the township …
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Twenty-five years later, 'The Lion King' roars again; this time with Beyonce

LOS ANGELES — It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for "The Lion King," his ambitious and technology-driven …

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