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“A straight line is the shortest in morals as in mathematics.” — MARIA EDGEWORTH, Anglo-Irish novelist (1767-1849)

The Greeting

Guests admire a sculpture of Serge Koussevitzky, founder of Tanglewood, during an unveiling ceremony and reception in Lenox on Monday. The sculpture is by Penelope Jencks.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Good day, Berkshire County.  Welcome to the pre-Hump Day version of The Beat. 

We start today in Lenox, where the main gate at Tanglewood has a new look. A sculpture of the music festival's founding father, Serge Koussevitzky, was unveiled Monday at a ceremony. 

In Pittsfield, some permit holders at the municipal lot on First Street near The Common are complaining that overbooking by the city has made parking increasingly competitive in the city lot.

A Lee man is in critical condition after being thrown from his vehicle following a one-car crash on Saturday in Copake, N.Y. 

The oldest building in Lenox, which dates all the way back to 1771, is changing hands. 

Check out these stories and much more at berkshireeagle.com, where getting a digital+Sunday deal is as easy as 1-2-3.

Very best,

Jimmy Nesbitt
Berkshire Eagle deputy managing editor 

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The News

Tanglewood unveils Serge Koussevitzky sculpture commissioned by John Williams

LENOX — The main gate at Tanglewood has a dramatic new look this season, thanks to the installation of a sculpture honoring the music festival's founding father, Serge Koussevitzky. The work by … more

Parkers beware: City overstretched at First Street lot

PITTSFIELD — For $25 a month, permit holders can park at the municipal lot on First Street near The Common — if they can find a space.And that's a big "if."Permit holders complain that … more

Man pleads not guilty in fatal Sheffield crash, must wear alcohol monitoring device

Heather Bellow The Berkshire Eagle GREAT BARRINGTON — A Southfield man who was allegedly drunk last month when he struck and killed a motorcyclist in Sheffield has been ordered to wear a … more

Lee man critical after NY crash

COPAKE, N.Y. — A Berkshire County man is in critical condition after being thrown from his vehicle Saturday following a one-car crash in Columbia County.Ian Caden, 26, of Lee, was driving north … more

Lenox's oldest building changing hands as Village Inn's new owners prep extensive renovation

LENOX — The Village Inn, the town's oldest building dating from 1771 as a pre-Revolutionary War stagecoach stopover for travelers seeking sustenance and lodging, has new owners.The 32-room inn … more

The Weather


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Berkshire Business Insider

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The Learning

Young scribes excel in writing contest

DALTON — Seven local schools sent a total of 56 students to participate in the 37th Berkshire County Seventh Grade Writing Contest. The event, held on May 24 at Nessacus Regional Middle School, … more

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The Landscape

Barrington Stage Company journeys 'Into the Woods' and comes out a winner

PITTSFIELD — Joe Calarco has done it again. The director who gave us two of Barrington Stage Company's more memorable productions in recent years — "Ragtime" in 2017 and "Breaking the … more

Robin Anish | The Table is Set: Hot summer days call for Popsicles

Imagine this: It's San Francisco, 1905. Eleven-year-old Frank Epperson is hanging out on his porch hankering for a tasty, sweet beverage. So, he mixes up flavored soda powder and water in a cup using … more

The Plan

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The Snap

The Pittsfield Fire Department celebrated the arrival of a new rescue/pumper, Engine 3, at headquarters on Monday.

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