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Lifelong Sheffield resident, Vietnam veteran reflects on work in Berkshires

SHEFFIELD — In the summer of 1961, Bill Clark received a phone call that he would never forget. At the age of 19, Clark, a...

Sheffield’s Lower Barnum St. will be closed for the winter

SHEFFIELD — An unpaved and seasonally unmaintained stretch of road in town has routinely closed for the winter and the Select Board has begun...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognized and celebrated in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON — A trio of community events, including one held in Great Barrington, honored and celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day in unison following the...

Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts festival that patrons really dig

STOCKBRIDGE — This weekend, a 20-acre garden will be transformed into a festival with more than 100 food and craft vendors celebrating the autumnal...

Lee’s first marijuana shop sold $3.5 million in just three months

LEE — In the first three months in business, the town’s first recreational marijuana retailer reported nearly $3.5 million in sales. Canna Provisions, located...

Pittsfield man struck, killed by a tractor-trailer truck

PITTSFIELD — A 73-year-old man was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck. On Monday at approximately 7:12 p.m., the individual was walking into...

Opinion: Invest in our future, not our past

Part 2By Lawrence Abrams BECKET — If politicians or community leaders argue that any new turnpike interchange 2.5 will spur economic growth in the region,...

Area youth speak out against horseracing at Fairgrounds

GREAT BARRINGTON— The potential resurrection of horse racing in town has prompted residents from all over the county to voice their opposition — even...

Oct. 5 event aims to de-stigmatize addiction and promote recovery

GREAT BARRINGTON— From its scenic vistas to its myriad eateries located in an especially walkable downtown, Great Barrington has often been described by tourists...

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DOT decision makers: do the math By Lawrence Abrams In full disclosure, I have lived in Becket for over 30 years and have been a critic...

Becket conservation panel probes Buckley Lake plan for treatment

BECKET — Carl Rosenstein’s interest in frogs started when he was 7 years old, across the Hudson River in Catskill, New York. He’d spend his time catching...

For Khali Zabian, rehabilitation can be a slow, deliberate process

LEE — From close friends and family to complete strangers, more and more people continue to donate to and say a prayer for 19-year-old...

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