The Greeting

Alec Jordan and Tom Hedges play hockey on the ice at the Stockbridge Bowl in Stockbridge on Wednesday. While it has been cold enough to freeze the lake ice, there has been very little snow thus far this season, resulting in rare skatable conditions.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone. To those of you pulling shifts on the weekend, my condolences; I feel your pain.

And in the news: Tanglewood announced in the wee hours this morning that it will honor Joyce Linde, her late husband Edward H. Linde, and family members for their leadership gifts to help fund what will now be known as the Linde Center for Music and Learning.

A pregnant woman was involved in an East Street collision in Pittsfield.

Everyone coughing in the office? You'll want to enclose your cubicle after you read this.

People came out in droves to see the new Taconic High School, which is giving students a 21st century education, with lots of bells and whistles.

And don't forget to check out these other headlines ...

NO NUTS ALLOWED: A woman sues Canyon Ranch after she eats a veggie burger that contained cashews, to which she's allergic. 

ST. AGNES' CHIEF RETIRING: An educator for 43 years, James Stankiewicz hands over the reins as headmaster at Saint Agnes Academy in Dalton.

READY THE SHOVELS: A big, nasty storm is headed this way.  Will you be prepared?

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The News

Tanglewood's new Linde Center for Music and Learning honors benefactors

STOCKBRIDGE — What's in a name? If you're a major-league, summer season arts organization about to unveil a landmark, $33 million, four-building complex, it's a big deal. The point is to … more

Driver arrested on OUI charge after two-car crash on Route 8 caused injuries, detour

PITTSFIELD — One person was arrested after a two-car crash on Route 8 caused injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said late Thursday evening. One of the drivers was transported to the … more

'The future' on display at Taconic High School's first open house

PITTSFIELD — Curiosity drew a crowd Thursday, during Taconic High School's first open house.Some among the 500 or so people who packed the event were families of eighth-graders taking their … more

BRTA will give limited night service a test drive

PITTSFIELD — Students and commuters who need to get around Pittsfield at night might be in luck: The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has approved a pilot evening service beginning at the … more

Dig in, Berkshires: Sizable snowfall headed our way

Some TV forecasters are fond of the term "monster storm," at the risk of hyping garden-variety snowfalls.But the blockbuster bearing down on the Berkshires and the rest of the Northeast this weekend … more

Woman who had severe allergic reaction at Canyon Ranch sues resort in federal court

SPRINGFIELD — What was supposed to be a luxurious $3,000 weekend at a Lenox resort turned into a life-or-death crisis for a New York City woman after she was served a veggie burger containing … more

Pregnant woman taken to BMC after East St. accident

PITTSFIELD — A pregnant woman was taken to Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday morning following a three-car collision on East Street.Around 8:43 a.m., police responded to the scene and … more

It's that time of year: Watch out for RSV and other viruses

If you're wandering around the office and seeing fewer people at their desks, or hearing plenty of heaving coming from the ones who are, you're not alone. … more

St. Agnes Academy saying goodbye to 'strong leader' as headmaster Jim Stankiewicz announces retirement

DALTON — After a 43-year career in education spanning Pittsfield and Dalton schools, James "Jim" Stankiewicz is ready to retire. The Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor of St. Agnes Church, … more

The Weather


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The View


Our Opinion: ICE policies put police in no-win spot

Towns in Berkshire County and across the state have been wrestling with the issue of how their police forces should deal with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) at a time when … more

Susanne King, M.D.: Medicare for all: The time is coming

LENOX — The majority of Americans and their doctors have long supported a national health program, an expanded and improved Medicare for All, that covers everyone, and is cost-effective, … more

Letter: Press Baker to release Clarksburg school funds

To the editor:In late 2017, the town of Clarksburg voted not to move forward with an MSBA renovation project for its school. The town's finance people warned that the required 40-year loan would be … more

The Landscape

WAM Theatre plans an expansive 10th anniversary season

LENOX — WAM Theatre is marking its 10th anniversary season with two, rather than one, Mainstage productions — one in spring, the other in fall; two Fresh Takes … more

Dress up banana bread with nuts, spices or chocolate

One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts. Toasting nuts in the oven makes them taste better. Spread the nuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and heat the nuts in a 350 F oven … more

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Here is a view of North Street in the Blizzard of 1978 looking south near the old Palace Theater.

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