Jimmy Nesbitt is deputy managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle.

A space in Steeple City Plaza that soon will be occupied by Rent-A-Center.

Like so many events last year, the Moby Dick Annual Read-A-Thon at Herman Melville's Arrowhead was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. This year, with COVID restrictions easing, Arrowhead organized a hybrid read-a-thon, with some participating in person at the home and others logging into Zoom to read. People from around the world signed on to the Zoom event, including one person with the screen name Paul Giamatti.

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