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Sunday's and Monday's daytime temperatures are likely to break previous highs recorded at Pittsfield Municipal Airport since 1939, AccuWeather.com predicted.

It's a dream come true for organizers of this weekend's two major fall festivals in the Berkshires - a rain-free, sun-splashed summery hot spell expected to tie or shatter records, just several days into autumn. With Tropical Storm Jose dissipating well off the southern New England coast, a sprawl

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 22:03:31

The Latest: Protesters at Justice Center, Bannon event

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on protests following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man in St. Louis. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Several protesters gather outside the St. Louis County Justice Center to show support for 22 people arrested at an upscale shopping mall.

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-24 21:25:20

38th annual Apple Squeeze enjoys large crowds, even on historically slower Sunday

LENOX - Borrowing football terminology, a spread formation scored big with merchants and helped boost attendance at the 38th annual Apple Squeeze. The weekend downtown festival was staged well beyond Main Street than in past years, with dozens of vendors sharing space with retailers in the Church a

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-24 23:15:36

Carole Owens: Houses tell stories of Berkshire electricity pioneers

STOCKBRIDGE - In 1885, the newspapers were full of what they called "The Great Experiment." Frustrated by his employer, George Westinghouse's "blindness" to the efficacy of alternating current, young electrician William Stanley planned to spend the summer in the more congenial Berkshires. Westingho

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-24 15:36:30

In Lenox, how do you discuss potentially changing a school's mascot? Carefully

LENOX - Two students leading the drive to remove the unofficial Millionaires nickname as the mascot at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School say they were "impressed and surprised" by the regional and national media attention to the ongoing controversy earlier this summer. But in a statement read t

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-24 19:21:28

Slow spiral into the debt trap

LANESBOROUGH - At high noon, Antonio J. Marcella opened the legs of a red "AUCTION TODAY" sign. He set it at the edge of a lawn as a line of men stood across Westview Road. An arrow on the sign pointed to a ranch house with shutters and window boxes. Two outside lights glowed near an empty bird fee

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-23 20:09:34

Plea of not guilty due to mental illness: Man ddmits to 2015 killing of his wife

PITTSFIELD - When Timothy Gill ended his wife's life in December 2015, he believed demons and spirits were ordering him to silence her because she was killing the souls of babies. Gill, 40, appeared in Berkshire Superior Court Friday for a bench trial before Judge John Agostini on a lone count of m

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 21:30:30

Nurses at Berkshire County hospital plan 1-day strike

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The union representing registered nurses at the Berkshire Medical Center say they plan to hold a one-day strike to protest stalled contract talks. The Massachusetts Nurses Association said Friday that the nearly 800 nurses at the Pittsfield hospital will stage the job action

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-22 20:25:42

What to expect on stage this fall

The typically intense, whirlwind Berkshires summer theater season is over but the fall theater season in and around the Berkshires promises no let up. BERKSHIRE COUNTYThe fall schedule already is underway in Lenox, where Shakespeare & Company is presenting Yasmina Reza's blistering comedy, "God of

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 18:36:53

Fairview Gala Gleams with Gold

GREAT BARRINGTON - There's nothing better than spending an evening with people who care for and about people. Their compassion, drive and support of the community is a marked example of humanitarianism. One such evening took place Saturday, Sept. 16, at the 2017 Fairview Hospital Gala, under ether

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 20:03:29

Vigil recalls those lost to addiction and hope for those recovering

NORTH ADAMS - First Baptist Church Pastor Dave Anderson officiated his 12th funeral for a young person who died of a drug overdose last week. He has almost become numbed by the experience, "as if in my mind this is becoming commonplace." "I'm getting mad and I'm getting tired of this, as are many o

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-23 21:36:31

Editorial: Monday mix on maple syrup; fountain repairs; soup kitchen

A state grant adding new technology to the age-old New England tradition of turning sap into maple syrup is what Stephen Holt calls “a win, win and win” at the sugar shack he owns in Westhampton. He showed off his new wood-fired evaporator, the Tornado, for family, friends and customers during a tes

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Senior Bulletin Board, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTYElder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, caregiver services, and more. There is a suggested donation of $2 per meal. Inf

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 15:18:47

Clues released for Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt

NORTH ADAMS - The annual Fall Foliage Leaf hunt, a traditional feature of Fall Foliage Festival Week, has returned after a hiatus of one year. It starts Saturday. There will be 20 colorful leaves hidden in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Florida and Williamstown. When a leaf is found it must be broug

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-23 04:01:00

Confederate flag disrespects N.Y. sacrifices

I must have missed the influx of die-hard Southern rebels who recently moved into the Adirondacks, but there is no mistaking their displays of the "Stars & Bars" from porch roofs and pick-up trucks. What these newcomers don't seem to realize is how many Adirondack men suffered and died on Southern s

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 14:40:19

To learn more about the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service, go to: www.burcsrunners.org

PITTSFIELD - A crescent moon peeked over towering pines last weekend as about 25 runners readied in the darkness to race up Berry Mountain. The start time: 5 a.m. The duration: 50 miles through Pittsfield State Forest. Among them stood two young women from Afghanistan who are in the U.S. attending

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-23 00:09:29

Rep. Farley-Bouvier backs Berkshire Museum board, calls for civil debate

PITTSFIELD - The city's state representative said Friday she backs both the Berkshire Museum's planned art sale and the people who shaped it. "I stand firmly with the board of the Berkshire Museum," said state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield. "I do believe it's the right course." She is a

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 18:42:47

All Outdoors: Son Doug spends summer battling Lyme disease

Lyme disease has hit home. For the past four months son Doug has been battling an array of sicknesses that at times has knocked him out of the game. Too tired to fish, is that really possible? Tail-dragging, bumping his south end through the spring and summer, was a real job for him. Though he su

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 09:00:00

LENOX Library deal set for vote

In their own words . . . Additional comments on the proposal to make the Lenox Library a town department: "Many of the town's wealthiest residents who supported the library are no longer with us, and I think it's the obligation of the town to recognize the value this institution provides to its resi

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-23 18:39:33

A closer look at what's on gallery walls this fall

With the work of some big names (Picasso, Warhol, Frankenthaler) on display, an historic expansion to one of its foremost institutions and a major controversy, the Berkshires art world provided locals and visitors alike with plenty to discuss this summer. What will the county's major art museums of

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-22 18:40:53