Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block

The Berkshire Museum recently announced a $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of those works from its permanent collection, including a $40 million boost for its endowment and a $20 million renovation.
Local News
Clarence Fanto: GOP is trying to sell a sow's ear as a silk purse

LENOX  — Call it a tax rewrite, reform, revamp, overhaul or as its Republican authors label it, "The Tax Cut and Jobs Act."But the better label for it is The Great Tax Scam of 2017, or A …

Ex-Pittsfield schools chief hired as Lee's new permanent, part-time superintendent

LEE — After two months of negotiations, a former Pittsfield Public Schools leader has inked a deal as Lee Public Schools' new permanent, part-time superintendent.Howard "Jake" Eberwein III and …

Lanesborough 10th Berkshire municipality to join Mosquito Control

LANESBOROUGH — Local residents want mosquitoes to buzz off next summer.Tuesday's special town meeting voted 73-43 to join the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project for a minimum-required …

Home Fire Campaign aims to save lives

LEE — If your home was built before 1975, and your current smoke detectors are more than 10 years old, you can get free detectors installed beginning Dec. 2.The American Red Cross is partnering …

2 years after Pittsfield killing, suspect facing charges

PITTSFIELD — Close to two years after James Dominguez III was found dead on the street from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, the man accused of killing him is facing charges in Superior …

Pipeline activists deliver complaints to Gov. Baker

SANDISFIELD — They've been arrested multiple times in Otis State Forest, and now they've taken their complaint to Boston, one that says the governor helped ease a fracked gas pipeline into …

Top Sport Stories
Mount Greylock girls cross-country team captures D-II title at MIAA All-State championship meet

WRENTHAM — Thirteen girls finished in front of Mount Greylock's Jackie Wells in the Division II race at the MIAA All-State cross-country championships. It was an unusual feeling for the …

Opinion
Our Opinion: Good opioid plan, but work lies ahead

The comprehensive anti-opioid addiction package laid out by Governor Charlie Baker last week should give encouragement to those fighting in the front lines of the anti-opioid battle, those ensnared …

Our Opinion: Congress should share the nuclear football

Our Opinion: City's chance to revisit business park's future

Our Opinion: Adapting to reality of online rentals in hospitality industry

Letter: Museum put money before its collection

Columnists
Thanksgiving: A time to think of a softer, gentler America?

RICHMOND — Let's make America kind again. Now there's a theme for this year's Thanksgiving, where the warmth of home and family and too much food are circled by poverty, so many accusations of …

Daniel Bellow: Left with the carcass of Moby-Dick

Our Berkshires Bernard A. Drew: Windsor Jambs, or is it Jams?

Adam Hinds: A new social contract on public safety

Alan Chartock | I, Publius: As witness to history, Harry Belafonte has seen this before

Letters
Letter: Elephants face extinction: maybe in U.S. as well

To the editor:Isn't it ironic that the Republicans, whose mascot is an elephant, should allow the importation of ivory? Taken to its logical conclusion, there would be no elephants. Just as — …

Letter: BHS 'facility charge" is unfair billing

Letter: Addiction is a cunning, powerful adversary

Letter: The evidence supports investing in early learners

Letter: Pot sales delay a ploy in North Adams

World News
Local News

Takeaway from BCC STEM Career Fair: Gender stereotypes made to be broken

PITTSFIELD — Men can be good nurses, women can be good engineers and the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer good career opportunities for people of all …

Lenox Chamber of Commerce chief resigns; will open PR/marketing company

LENOX — In a move that caught some locals by surprise, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce announced his resignation Friday, effective immediately.Kameron Spaulding, a resident of …

Voters to decide Saturday on Clarksburg school project

Editor's note: The proposed borrowing for the Clarksburg school building project, if approved, is expected to be at a roughly 3.5 percent interest rate. There are 193 students enrolled in the school, …

Kinder Morgan paid state police $773K for special details to help protect pipeline section

SANDISFIELD — One state police sergeant made more than $19,000 for 24 separate days of overtime on pipeline details. Another sergeant made more than $15,000. A captain made more than $13,000 …

No injunction for Boston rally; federal judge denies request by Pittsfield's Rinaldo Del Gallo for action against the city

horecchio@berkshireeagle.comSPRINGFIELD— Despite a Pittsfield attorney's lengthy argument on Friday, a federal court judge didn't order the City of Boston to issue a permit for Saturday's …
Berkshire Landscapes

Holiday movie season is here ...

The sexual harassment and assault scandal triggered by the revelations about disgraced uber-executive Harvey Weinstein has impacted the holiday film season, with the December release "All The Money …

Breakfast with The Eagle: A home-cooked breakfast with Jennifer Trainer Thompson

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jennifer Trainer Thompson doesn't have to visit a local market to buy ingredients for a hearty breakfast.At Hancock Shaker Village, the living history museum that Thompson leads …

Festival of Trees: A holiday tradition

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are your ... green butterfly nets? Googly eyes? Birch branches? Wooden paddles? Peacock feathers?At the Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees, anything …
The Arts

Fantastical world unfolds in new exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

AMHERST — Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is about to have his first major career retrospective at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, but reminiscing is …

Vessels for Change: Project has 'a life of its own'

NORTH ADAMS — The current political and social unrest in the country is enough to get anyone fired up, including Williamstown ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd.Her breaking point came with the news …

Liz Glynn at Mass MoCA: A space filled with questions, but no answers

NORTH ADAMS — When Sprague Electric inhabited the Marshall Street campus it made things, specifically the high-end electrical components used for everything from atom bombs to electric guitars. …
Music

Tanglewood's 2018 Season

2018 Tanglewood Season Listing (exclusive of Friday Night Preludes and Saturday morning rehearsals)All programs and artists are subject to change. Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. ShedWait Wait...Don't Tell …

2018 is the summer of Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood

LENOX — Leonard Bernstein liked to do things in a grand manner, and Tanglewood will celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth next summer with a blast of his music befitting his outsize …
Lifestyles

Health Take-Away: Celebrate the holiday, thankfully and healthfully

Thanksgiving for many American families is the start of a 40-day marathon of food-focused gatherings that please the palate, but widen the waistline and are hard on our health. We surround ourselves …

Vegetable-filled sides for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you'll be thankful for veggie-filled side dishes that fill your vegetable quota for the day, but cut your work load in half.Sure, we all want that Thanksgiving …

The Scene: Mass MoCA's annual benefit in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — $300,000. $350,000. $400,000. $500,000.On Tuesday night, auctioneer Eric Widing was gleefully taking bids on the 11th item up for auction at Tribeca Rooftop, the site of the …
State News
National News
Sick Bridges: Failing Spans; Scant Dollars
Sick Bridges | Failing Spans; Scant Dollars

The Berkshire Eagle offers readers a guide to the sorry state of bridges in Berkshire County.  Odds are good you cross at least one sick bridge on your daily travels. State Department …

Diagnosis: Discord | Nurses Strike at Berkshire Medical Center

Over 100 nurses on strike march outside of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) in Pittsfield. After a year of failed negotiations with the hospital, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and nurses …

Cannabis Road
THE CANNABIS ROAD

Larry Parnass, investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle, spent a little over a week in Colorado reporting on that state’s experience with medical and recreational marijuana. With …

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