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  1. Made in the Berkshires: Hosta Hill Foods cultivates success with fermented vegetablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Berkshire Eagle

    It's hard to describe exactly what Hosta Hill owners Maddie Elling and Abe Hunrichs do. Are they farmers? Are they fermenters? Are they doing something else? "We call ourselves homesteaders," Elling said.


  2. GE is good corporate citizen in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Berkshire Eagle

    Your Jan. 30 editorial, "GE personifies corporate greed, arrogance" grossly mischaracterizes GE and how we operate in the communities where we work. We want to correct the record on behalf of the hard-working men and women of GE, including the approximately 5,000 employees that live and work in Massachusetts.


  3. Housatonic residents protest proposed water rate hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Berkshire Eagle

    GREAT BARRINGTON >> A request by the Housatonic Water Works Co. to raise its rates 33.39 percent next year has raised the hackles of village residents, many of whom feel the hike is too steep to absorb all at once.


  4. Great Barrington man charged with breaking into several homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> A Great Barrington man is facing charges in connection with a string of thefts from several homes in businesses in South Berkshire. John L. Hobart, 32, of Main Street, Housatonic, was arrested Tuesday after police executed a search warrant at his residence and seized evidence in the case, including several firearms, according to Great Barrington police.


  5. John Dickson: Present at the creation a " the stone marker at Pontoosuc LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> The stone marker lies face up just inside the chain link fence near the dam at the outlet of Pontoosuc Lake, the headwaters of the west branch of the Housatonic River. There on the ground, it's easily missed for the exercise conscious and soul refreshers who pass by on their way to the lake, the ancient stand of pines and their commanding view up the valley to Mt.


  6. Letter: Ramsdell Sundays are off to a good startRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Berkshire Eagle

    The first Ramsdell Sunday was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made it possible: The Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries, my fellow library trustees and Selectboard members, and our hard-working town manager who pulled it all together.


  7. Champagne for everyone, year round. Local connoisseurs, sellers of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Monika Williard of M.S.Walker wholesaler of Norwood, Mass., pours Champagne for Severn Goodwin and Debbie Seheher during a recent Champagne tasting at Spirited in Lenox, Mass. Severn Goodwin and Debbie Seheher are apt to open a bottle of Champagne on any of the 364 days leading up to New Year's Eve.


  8. Letter: Great Barrington historical group welcomes town supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Where's a good historian when you need one? When you want to know more about the oldest church building on Main Street? Or the credentials of the original Searles High School architect? Or details about Great Barrington's Main Street a hundred years ago? These and many other questions about the past have come up in community conversations during the past year, and experienced local historians from the Great Barrington Historical Society have been close-at-hand to give answers. Members of the Great Barrington Historical Society help in any way they can to make sure today's generation better understands why a certain road goes the way it does, or a particular structure was built in just that location.


  9. Rest of River: EPA, GE talks on cleanup plan enter critical phaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Woods Pond in Lenox, which is fed by the Housatonic River, would be dredged and then refilled to a greater depth, up to 6 feet, compared to the current 3 feet, under the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency. Complex negotiations between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric are moving into a decisive phase on the scope of the Rest of River PCB cleanup along the Housatonic south of Pittsfield.


  10. All aboard the Berkshire Scenic Railway's Christmas expressRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Santa Claus gives a book to Aydia Raiff, 5, of Pittsfield as Cruz Bermudez, 3, of Lenox, waits his turn, during their ride on Berkshire Scenic Railway's new Hoosac Valley Service between Adams and North Adams on Sunday, December 20, 2015. ADAMS >> 'Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the land, riders on the Berkshire Scenic Railway were feeling quite grand.


  11. Letter: Get Scenic Railway back on track in LenoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Clarence Fanto's Nov. 30 article "'Making spirits bright' for downtown: Weekend festival aimed at getting bigger slice of pre-Christmas shopping pie" got me thinking of what has been missing lo these many years: the Polar Express trains operated by the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum. They were a tremendous draw to Lenox, and indeed to all of central/southern Berkshire, during several holiday seasons ending in 2011.


  12. Guthrie Center a taste of home for touring musiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    The guitarist for folk singer Arlo Guthrie's band said Tuesday night the last two months on the road have been "exhausting." Guthrie, a Washington resident, and his band were at the Guthrie Center for two nights of performing the folk classic "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" on Monday and Tuesday.


  13. Renovation complete to social room at West Stockbridge churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    The social room in the basement of the West Stockbridge Congregational Church on Main Street hasn't been a very social space in recent years. "It was getting pretty bad," said Janine Reid, the church's treasurer.


  14. Berkshire County: VFW Posts earn recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    VFW Post 448 in Pittsfield and VFW Post 8183 in Housatonic have earned the 2014-2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars "Voice of Democracy Award" for their participation in the Voice of Democracy Program activities. Each year, the VFW presents its Voice of Democracy essay program to high schools throughout Berkshire County.


  15. Great Barrington: Auction of town property slated FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    The town will hold a public auction at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Town Hall, 334 Main St., to sell property located at 220 Highland St., Housatonic. A $5,000 deposit is required to register to bid at the auction.


  16. Expert to discuss PCB research at Lenox forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    LENOX >> A specialist in the study of PCB impacts on human health will discuss his latest research in a program on Tuesday sponsored by the Housatonic River Initiative, an activist group advocating a more far-reaching cleanup than recommended by the Environmental Protection Administration. Dr. David O. Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany has appeared frequently at HRI forums in the Berkshires since 2002.


  17. GE letter appeals EPA cleanup plan for Housatonic RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    General Electric has delivered a harshly worded critical response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's $613 million PCB cleanup plan for the Housatonic River downstream from Pittsfield. The company is rejecting the EPA's "intended final decision" on the Rest of River project by invoking an appeal procedure known as an "informal dispute resolution," the next step in what could be a prolonged legal battle to come up with a compromise.


  18. Berkshire Botanical Garden, Project Native merger plan dissolvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge has decided not to join forces with Project Native in neighboring Housatonic, citing concerns over the financial risk of such a merger. Project Native in Housatonic has an annual budget of 350,000 to 400,000 and saw 60,000 to 80,000 in red ink this year.


  19. Preschool-age outing club at Monument MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    From left: Leah House and her son Marcus; Trustees of Reservations Family Program Manager Carrieanne Petrik-Huff; Quinn Kryskow and her mother Elisa, brother Alton and dog Summit hike the Hickey Trail on Monument Mountain in Great Barrington as part of a new, nature-based playgroup offered in partnership with CHP. Jenn Smith - Berkshire Eagle Four-and-a-half-year-old Sage Kruh, shows his dad, Ivan Kruh, how to shake raindrops from a tree on Wednesday, during a playgroup hike along the Hickey Trail at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington.


  20. New outing club at Monument Mountain allows preschoolers to wander trailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Children enjoy a snack break together during a hike Wednesday along the Hickey Trail at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington. GREAT BARRINGTON >> There's a new outing club based at Monument Mountain where the goal is not to get to the top, but simply to wander.


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