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The acress Bette Davis, along with her sister, attended the Crestalban School in Laneborough for three years beginning in 1917. It was there that she began her acting career, including a portrayal as Santa Claus that turned disastrous when her whiskers were set aflame by a candle.

The two fish markets in Pittsfield where we shopped were owned and operated by two brothers, George and Harold Kahn. They owned Berkshire Fish Co., where the slogan was, "if it swims, we have it," and later the Geo. Kahn Fish Market.

In May 2018, the nonprofit Berkshire Carousel’s board, controlled by members and friends of the Shulman family, granted James and Jackie Shulman a $1.22 million mortgage on the site of the carousel, which James Shulman spearheaded. He says the couple sought the financial benefit to protect their personal investment in the attraction, and may give proceeds to a different public cause.