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  1. Harvest supper, festivals in store this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    BERKSHIRE GROWN'S HARVEST SUPPER Berkshire Grown's 20th Annual Harvest Supper puts local food at the center of the celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington. More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on-hand.


  2. Volunteer group delivers excess produce to pantries instead of the compost heapRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    Backyard Bounty volunteers Dawn Dimock and Billy Fuller unload produce from gardens, farms and supermarkets that otherwise would head to the compost heap. Mark Lefenfeld and Jay Weintraub load produce onto a cart, while Ben Silberstein unloads from a car outside the People's Pantry in Great Barrington.


  3. Berkshire businesses: Sales tax holiday weekend made 'big difference'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    Salesperson Meagan Olivieri and April Burch of New Marlborough look into fabric options for the couch she and her husband are purchasing at Paul Rich & Sons on North Street in Pittsfield on Sunday during Tax Free Weekend. Laura Connor of Pittsfield tries out a recliner as her husband Kevin Connor looks on at Bennington Furniture in Pittsfield on Sunday during Tax Free Weekend.


  4. Taco Tuesday at the Irwin house couldn't be containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    Cantina 229 began three years ago with a single, simple taco. For many years, husband and wife farmer-owners Josh and Emily Irwin had been doing taco night for their three children, but the weekly spicy meal began to catch on with their extended family and friends who would join the dinner.


  5. A sensitive subject: Sightings of toxic hogweed prompt concern, warningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    The sap from Hogweed contains toxins that can cause sensitivity to sunlight and the development of painful, burning blisters on a person's skin. The invasive weed has been spotted in a number of Berkshire communities, according to the state Department of Agricultural Resources.


  6. Tanglewood Tales: Bonnie Berwick, violinRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    Bonnie Bewick, violin Q: Where will you be staying this summer? A: I'll be in a new place this summer, a cute little cabin near Stockbridge Bowl. It is an AirBnB rental.


  7. Letter: Doern is ideal choice in New MarlboroughRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: On May 14, residents of New Marlborough will have the opportunity to participate in New England's oldest form of open town government that dates back to the early 1600s. As citizen legislators we will enjoy the privilege to cast a vote and this year may be more exciting than most.


  8. Crocker to seek federal grants for Sandisfield broadband build - with no hit to taxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    The cows and the farms here might actually help this town enter the modern digital world, finally, without any hit to taxpayers. After a long struggle for a broadband system at an affordable price, the town is pursuing a proposal for a fiber-to-the-home network that will, if successful, make use of federal grants for the economic development in rural areas.


  9. MBI pitches Charter broadband to New Marlborough, with strings attachedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    The state backs a cable company's broadband fix for New Marlborough, but won't offer terms received by nearly 10 other unserved communities. Under the proposal, outlined Friday, Charter Communications would be paid $3.1 million to build a network reaching 96 percent of the town's homes and businesses, then charge subscribers for service.


  10. Letter: Eerie parallels to eras of Prohibition, DepressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: Organized crime flourished in America during Prohibition. Bootleggers by land and rum runners by sea built vast criminal empires out of the illegal distribution of alcohol, while federal and state governments lost billions in tax revenue.


  11. Broadband company drops effort to serve Sandisfield, TollandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    Broadband hopes for two unserved communities have been dashed anew. Frontier Communications has backed out of negotiations to build and run a fiber-optic network that would bring solid, high-speed internet service to Sandisfield and Tolland.


  12. Pot facility proposal in New Marlborough lights up debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    A proposed marijuana growing, testing and preparation complex is rankling residents in the Lake Buel area of New Marlborough and Monterey who have concerns about the business' potential environmental and aesthetic impacts to the neighborhood. Oasis Campus LLC has applied to the New Marlborough Select Board for a special permit to open a large medical/recreational cannabis compound at 1270 Hartsville Road that developers will rent to marijuana-related growing and processing companies.


  13. Letter: Rodenticides are bad for birds, and kids, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: When I was growing up in Pittsfield, I used to compete with a fellow nature buff relative as to who would observe the most and earliest migratory warblers each spring. Though not a warbler, quite jealous was he when I sighted a brightly colored drake wood duck in the Housatonic River at the end of my street in March of 1962 and was recognized for same in the Massachusetts Audubon magazine.


  14. Frontier out as internet provider for New MarlboroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Berkshire Eagle NEW MARLBOROUGH - The town of New Marlborough will not be using Frontier Communications to build and service the towns' fiber-optic networks, according to the town's broadband committee chairman. In March, Sandisfield, Tolland, Monterey and New Marlborough, as a collective committee, began working with the telecom company Frontier Communications in an effort to bring high-speed internet to the rural towns.


  15. Letter: Mayor's new trash system will work for PittsfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    To the editor: We, the members of the Pittsfield Board of Health, strongly support Mayor Linda Tyer's plan to institute a toter system for trash and recyclables pick-up in the city. Not only will the proposed system be a benefit to public health, but we are convinced the plan will offer a number of advantages over the current system.


  16. Multitown broadband negotiating group loses another townRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Berkshire Eagle

    They were once four strong. Now, they are two - and with a combined population of 1,400.


  17. Mount Everett Hyperspace team earns berth in regional robotics championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Mount Everett Regional School middle-schooler Colin Thorp, assisted by teammate Vaughn Marchione, left, tests out the robots that helped their team qualify for the VEX Robotics Southern New England Regional Championship in March. Eighth-graders Colin Thorp, left, and Mikel Nourse practice scoring points in preparation for the next VEX Robotics regional competition in January.


  18. South Egremont School to reopen next year; some education officials wary about cost, enrollmentRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    After a yearlong hiatus, South Egremont School will be open next year, though some members of the Southern Berkshire Regional School Committee question the wisdom of operating a small school when the district is strapped for cash. To save money for the five-town district last year, South Egremont School was put on hiatus, meaning no school program was operated there, but the school never formally closed.


  19. Marijuana planning information forum set for Wednesday in New MarlboroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The state deadline to start licensing recreational marijuana shops is quickly approaching, but public officials are still scratching their heads over what a pot shop will look like when it opens next year. In an effort to help area municipal leaders and people who are curious, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is holding a free talk on the key recreational marijuana issues facing communities.


  20. Nearly 400 race in second Thankful 5K in Pittsfield on Thanksgiving morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    The event raised money for Autism Connections and food for the South Congregational food pantry. 393 runners and walkers came out to participate in the 2nd annual Thankful 5K in downtown Pittsfield Thanksgiving morning.


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