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STOCKBRIDGE — On July 15, 1797 St. Claire Pollock died. His home was on the cliffs overlooking the Hudson River and it is assumed he fell to his death, down the embankment, smashed on the rocks. He was five-years-old.We know about the incident … more
LENOX - In case you missed it: The Berkshire County Education Task Force, whose 30 dedicated, diligent members have been meeting monthly since two summers ago, came out last month with a startling cure for the financial struggles confronting most of … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — A Northern Berkshire Green Drinks group that gathered recently to discuss how the Trump administration was dicing and slicing the environment quickly turned to discussing progress at the state and local levels. In climate change … more
The heroin-opioid epidemic keeps getting worse and worse. This is a governmental problem that has been devastating wide swaths of the country.I have been studying the issue of drug dependency since I was a fairly young man and if you doubt that, you … more
HELSINKI — Raine Heikkinen got his start in arts management back in the 1990s by helping to organize raves around Helsinki. They were often in industrial spaces like warehouses, and often pulled off with formal permission. The point was to … more
There is nothing more troubling to the Board of Trustees and staff of the Berkshire Museum than to upset others in our beloved Berkshires, a community that we all care deeply about. Your shock, sadness and anger are understandable, as is your … more
PITTSFIELD — White supremacy is a racist myth. The existence of statues to honor leaders of the Confederacy pays homage to the treasonous insurrection to preserve slavery that almost destroyed the United States of America and spawned racism in … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — My cousin Kenny Palmer was among a number of relatives on both sides of my family who fought in World War II. Unfortunately, he is, to my knowledge, the only one who didn't come back to Adams at the war's conclusion. I've … more
PITTSFIELD — Creating a place where people want to live, work, and visit requires, first and foremost, a sense of safety and security. Every aspect of community life depends upon public safety initiatives that stabilize neighborhoods and … more
NEW YORK — Some optimism about Detroit's future has emerged, at least in news stories and magazine pieces. There is a new hockey arena, a trolley, and a manufactured beach, an active art scene, trendy restaurants and housing under construction … more
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