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She had a cow. He had some land. Amelia and Will Conklin's love story began when both Sheffield natives finished up their college studies and left behind traveling to return to their roots. Will inherited his great-grandfather's land, formerly used as summer dairy pastures, at Sky View Farm, and he set to work returning them to productivity. Amelia, who was in the Peace Corps, decided to leave a rural village in Paraguay to raise cows in her own rural hometown in the Berkshires. more
PITTSFIELD — Last Friday night, with the temperature hovering just above 0 and the wind chill far south of that, Dan Sala pounded a bare fist on the dashboard of his 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The … more
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 … more
Great Barrington resident Gene Salvi has to be a good listener.For more than 20 years, the 74-year-old has been one of Santa Claus' many helpers in the Berkshires, receiving Christmas gift requests … more
PITTSFIELD — After serving in the Marine Corps, Pittsfield native Wayne Roy returned to life as a civilian in August of 2008 without a clear career plan lined up. He just knew he wanted a … more
PITTSFIELD — Long before Teach for America, a young Sherwood Guernsey II (his dad hated the term "junior") took a job at a public school in northern New Hampshire, ink fresh on his Dartmouth … more
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 … more
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. … more
If you could attend only one Berkshire classical-music concert in 2017, "Das Rheingold" at Tanglewood was the one to hear.The Wagner opera, conducted by Andris Nelsons with Thomas J. Mayer as Wotan, … more
PITTSFIELD — For almost 10 years, Michael Maddalena has enjoyed watching his daughters, Taylor and Gianna, perform in "The Nutcracker" ballet every December. Some years, he sat up close. Some … more
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