The bell in the First Congregational Church of Becket is in danger due to extensive damage from powderpost beetles in the timber-frame structure that supports the bell and belfry.

The belfry that sits atop the church houses a recast bell originally crafted by Paul Revere -- the only one of its kind in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

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Photojournalist

Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.