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  1. Letter: Museum does disservice to Rockwell and ScoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: As a life-long Berkshire County resident and a multi-year Boy Scout leader, I am appalled by the Berkshire Museum's plans to auction off the best of its art collection, including two original Rockwells, gifted by the artist himself. Scouts were a favorite subject of Rockwell's, and for decades he contributed to the annual Boy Scout calendar.


  2. At 80-something, singer-songwriter still has fresh materialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Berkshire Eagle

    The sound of live music drifted from my home the afternoon I had a special visitor. Fingers strumming guitar, foot tapping to the beat of the music, and velvet voice singing lyrics, Norman Burdick rendered some of the songs he had written within the last couple of years.


  3. Robber steals ATM, 400-pound safe from Pittsfield's American LegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 30 | Berkshire Eagle

    At 5:00 AM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, a masked man forced entry using a crowbar into the Pittsfield American Legion and stole both an ATM machine that was bolted to the floor and contained around $2,000 and a large gun safe in the manager's office containing around $400 in cash. Club Manager Martha Read pulls up security camera footage from behind the bar that shows the man searching through the cash register. 8 comments

  4. It's backpack time again: The Eagle's 'Backpack Challenge' distributes 1,000 packs of school suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 23 | Berkshire Eagle

    Children and families form a line outside the entrance during a back to school free backpack giveaway event at the Boys & Girls Club in Pittsfield on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Some of the items in the given away to school age children in a backpack giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club in Pittsfield on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.


  5. Jacob's Pillow Dance: A taste of culture - and free deliveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Pittsfield-Pillow Express waits for passengers in front of Morningside Community School, one of three stops it makes in Pittsfield. The shuttle also stops at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires and Conte Community School.


  6. Survey of water bacteria levels finds safe swimming across BerkshiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Children play and swim at Lake Mansfield beach in Great Barrington. State regulations require towns and cities to test beaches for E. coli every week during the swimming season.


  7. ATM thefts are growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    State and local police are investigating an unusual rash of thefts in the area in which thieves are stealing entire automated teller machines, usually with thousands of dollars inside. The most recent theft, according to state police, was in Lenox last week, in which the thieves broke into O'Brien's Market on Main Street, forcibly removed the ATM from the rear of the store and escaped with an estimated $3,000.


  8. Jail time for weapons chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A Connecticut man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison in connection with a confrontation last summer in which he pulled a gun on a man who threatened report him for drunken driving. Michael Womack, 38, of Torrington, drove from Becket to Lenox on Aug. 10 to confront a man after sending him a series of threatening phone and text messages.


  9. ATM with nearly $3,000 stolen from market in LenoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    In a brazen overnight break-in, a thief or thieves made off with an ATM machine containing close to $3,000 after forcing their way into O'Brien's Market on Main Street. The front door was discovered ajar around 3 a.m. during a routine patrol by Lenox Police Officer Paul Duval.


  10. Four Berkshire communities share $3.2M for home improvement grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    For some homeowners here with failing septic systems or leaking roofs - or anything that could break a household bank - help is on the way. Monterey was one of four Berkshire County towns awarded federal Community Development Block Grants by the state last week out of a total of $31 million given to 58 towns and cities statewide.


  11. Our Opinion: Many ramifications of a new pike exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Once upon a time, a hilltown exit off the Massachusetts Turnpike was to lead to the fabled eastern bypass around Pittsfield. The bypass will remain a fable, but the question now concerns the merits of that exit as a way to benefit those isolated hilltowns economically.


  12. New MassPike access eyedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The state will examine whether it's possible to close the 29-mile gap between Massachusetts Turnpike interchanges in Lee and Westfield by building a new on- and off-ramp somewhere in the middle. State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli's proposal for a Department of Transportation study won approval recently in the House and then in the Senate, assisted by state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.


  13. A delicate dance: Veterans captivated, unharmed by PillowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Gilbert Carr takes a selfie in front of the Doris Duke Theatre, where the Soldier On members saw performances of Roy Assaf's "Six Years Later" and "The Hill." U.S. veterans in discussion with Roy Assaf and Avshalom Latucha at the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob's Pillow.


  14. Greenagers at work to help Jacob's Pillow restore neglected trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Elia Del Molino, the Trails Coordinator for Greenagers, helps carry a rotted plank from a bog bridge out of the forest at Jacob's Pillow. At Jacob's Pillow in Becket, MA, Maeven Broderick leads the way.


  15. Fledgling network seeks to rally 'green communities'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Gone are the days when Berkshire towns struggled alone toward sustainability. A new group, Berkshire Communities Green Network, hopes to unify sustainability efforts across municipalities.


  16. Letter: Electric rates unfair to Western Mass.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: I am responding to the recent articles about the request from Eversource Energy for a proposed rate increase for our region. Eversource is requesting upwards of $96 million in additional revenue to cover investments it has already made in its distribution system.


  17. Peru grapples with ruin of convicted murder's homeRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The town of Peru has allocated $7,000 to clean up this property at 40 East Main Street. It is owned by Adam Lee Hall, now serving three consecutive life sentences for 2011 murders.


  18. West Stockbridge may see a marijuana dispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    An eastern Massachusetts company is eyeing West Stockbridge as the potential site of a marijuana dispensary. Ipswich Pharmaceuticals representatives met with the Select Board last week as it begins to size up the community for a facility.


  19. Our Opinion: Addressing reality of marijuana lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Medical marijuana facilities are a reality in Massachusetts and at some point in the near future recreational marijuana facilities will be as well. Most Berkshire residents support both according to referendum votes, but that support declines when specific proposals come forward to establish facilities in specific towns.


  20. Lee High School: 'Uncertainties in life are catalysts'Read the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Friends since kindergarten, Emily Sands and Lindsey Milton sat side by side in The Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood awaiting their diplomas. The inseparable seniors from Lee Middle and High School wouldn't have had it any other way.


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