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LENOX — Don't get me wrong — trains are a fantastic way to travel. One of my fondest early memories is a 1950s New York-to-LA ride, including the 20th Century Limited run to Chicago … more
PITTSFIELD — Those of us old enough to remember what life was like before the internet and social media existed wonder how we ever managed to maintain friendships by exchanging newsy holiday … more
This satire first appeared in The North Adams Transcript in 1995. Since then, at least nine states have approved legislation allowing teachers to carry guns on school campuses. The spoof, alas, has … more
HATFIELD, Ma.— Shortly after giving birth to her youngest child, Shannon, a teacher in Chicopee, found herself in a harrowing situation. Her husband moved out of state after being laid off from … more
TBILISI, GEORGIA — The fastest way to drive from the airport outside Tbilisi into the capital takes you along a stretch of highway called President George W. Bush Street. Having lived through … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — I have always had a very special place in my heart for nearby Copake, N.Y., where I spent a lot of important learning years as a counselor at Camp Bronx House Emanuel. I was … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — I rummaged 25 minutes in the small closet off my upstairs office. I shifted boxes and got down on my hands and knees with a flashlight, removing the front tier of magazines … more
NORTH ADAMS — What do Marcus Aurelius, Rene Descartes and John Coltrane have in common? They've all shared their Meditations.It therefore follows that meditations can include reflections on … more
STOCKBRIDGE — At this time and in this place, amid a celebration recognizing what would have been the 150th birthday of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, we take pause. We take a moment to dig deeply into … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Chrystina Geagan Parks is a wildlife photographer, filmmaker, explorer and conservationist. Her work takes her as far as Africa and as near as North Adams.This spring, Chrystina … more
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