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Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary project gets $200K boost from state

LENOX — To support Mass Audubon's $1,125,000 project to upgrade aging facilities at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded a $200,000 grant …

For barbers, a cut above the usual precautions; Gov. Baker gets a trim Gov. Charlie Baker got a haircut Tuesday morning and during his daily coronavirus press conference detailed the safety measures in place at the barber shop and how …
'Gradually ease back': Adams eyes 'deliberate' road to reopening ADAMS — Town officials are studying the governor's reopening plans, analyzing how best to implement them and how they fit into the local government framework, according to Town Administrator …
North Adams plans to reopen 'slowly and cautiously' NORTH ADAMS — There may be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but it's not that bright, and it's going to be a long slog to daylight. Reopening the city will happen "slowly and …
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Man in custody after four-hour standoff on Eleanor Road in Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — A man in his 20s barricaded himself inside an Eleanor Road home for several hours Tuesday before he was taken into custody by members of the Berkshire County Special Response Team as the standoff stretched into its fourth hour, according to police.
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Pittsfield steelworkers union hands out meals to those in need

PITTSFIELD — After Judy Toomey explained why she was setting up a drive-thru in the parking lot next to Walmart and Home Depot, a man handed her a $100 bill.

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Superheroes work and live here Here's to the few, the proud, the essential workers. Just about one-third (34 percent) of adults in the U.S. have been dubbed essential workers and have found themselves thrust into the surreal …
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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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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Spring trout stockings have wrapped up
According to Leanda Fontaine, state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Western District Aquatic Biologist, the Western District has … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: No regrets for Suriana Lee as she wraps up senior year
The winter sports season — COVID-19 aside — was an interesting experience for a second-year sports writer. The first year … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: Red Sox commentators itching to get back as MLB continues laying out restart plan
It's Memorial Day Weekend, making it the perfect time for some socially distancing picnicking and firing up the grill. It should … Read More
Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: Sunday's golf event gave us a fun day of sport
Good dad jokes should always be appreciated. Here's one: Tom Brady should stick to his day job. The television set in The Eagle sports … Read More
Lauren R. Stevens | Hikes & Walks: A money trail to see Mount Prospect Overlook
Currently accepting nominations for the best views from Berkshire mountains. Let's put views that are structurally assisted, such as … Read More
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Our Opinion: Room for old, new in a changed society

COVID-19 will bring about changes to our society, some temporary, some permanent. We hope that a respect for our health care and retail workers and the realization that preparation for the unlikely …

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Letter: Virtual town meetings unfair to many To the editor: Recently I had to attend a Becket Planning Board meeting for a Cannabis Growth Facility application by a conference call. It did not go well. The large number of people on the call …
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Mixtape offers 17 San Quentin rappers light in a dark environment

NEW YORK — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation. While serving his time, …

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Renaissance Investment Group: Close client relations, context and comforting advice during a time of crisis LENOX — There's a pandemic on: Your family is safe; the cupboards are full; and you have enough fuel to keep your generator running for weeks. You're prepared for a catastrophe that's going to keep you at home for a while. But who's watching your investments?
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Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardener: Dig for Victory "Dig for Victory" was the watchword of the old-time Victory Gardeners, and that's just what I'm going to do at this time of challenges and insecurity. I'm planning my own, modern day Victory Garden …
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