Churches host Sheffield’s first Pride event

Churches host Sheffield’s first Pride event

SHEFFIELD — The town quietly achieved a milestone for local lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people Friday with a modest Pride block party held in conjunction with the regular farmers market. The event, hosted by two local churches, was the first of its kind in Sheffield. “You’re starting to see more rainbow flags […]

LGBTQ Pride bloomed at the Botanical Gardens

LGBTQ Pride bloomed  at the Botanical Gardens

STOCKBRIDGE — A celebration of the LGBTQ community bloomed at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens. Over the weekend, the Stockbridge-based nonprofit organization played host to a fairy-themed costume and drag party for the queer community of Berkshire County and its allies. The event, “A Midsummer Night’s Queen,” was dreamed up by Great Barrington resident Hallie Evans […]

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Exploring the arts through music: Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning aims to create an immersive experience

Tanglewood, a place for community and artistic engagement, is deepening its roots. The musical resource and venue has curated generations of music with a focus on classical and orchestral ensembles for concert-goers over the last two decades. But now, that venue also has another purpose: learning. The new Linde Center for Music and Learning, the […]

Lee pot shop to open Friday

Lee pot shop to open Friday

LEE — The marijuana market is about to get more competitive in Berkshire County. Canna Provisions, located at 220 Housatonic St. in Lee, is holding a grand opening Friday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The marijuana enterprise received its final license from the state Cannabis Control Commision in June, said Meg Sanders, […]

When turnout gear can turn deadly

When turnout gear can turn deadly

GREAT BARRINGTON — Dirty, soot-laden turnout gear has traditionally been seen as a badge of honor for firefighters. But as it turns out, that badge isn’t doing anyone any favors. In fact, the filthy gear has been shown to present more danger to firefighters than the flames they fight. From Jan. 1, 2002 to March […]

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

Stockbridge votes to rename school after Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois is depicted in a mural on an alley wall off Railroad Street in Great Barrington. STOCKBRIDGE — In a 101-28 secret ballot, the last of the three-town Berkshire Hills Regional School District voted in support of the potential renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School to W.E.B. Du Bois Regional […]