Berkshire Museum: Art on the Block

The Berkshire Museum recently announced a $60 million plan for its future, largely supported by the sale of those works from its permanent collection, including a $40 million boost for its endowment and a $20 million renovation.
Local News
Lanesborough 10th Berkshire municipality to join Mosquito Control

LANESBOROUGH — Local residents want mosquitoes to buzz off next summer.Tuesday's special town meeting voted 73-43 to join the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project for a minimum-required …

Home Fire Campaign aims to save lives

LEE — If your home was built before 1975, and your current smoke detectors are more than 10 years old, you can get free detectors installed beginning Dec. 2.The American Red Cross is partnering …

2 years after Pittsfield killing, suspect facing charges

PITTSFIELD — Close to two years after James Dominguez III was found dead on the street from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, the man accused of killing him is facing charges in Superior …

Pipeline activists deliver complaints to Gov. Baker

SANDISFIELD — They've been arrested multiple times in Otis State Forest, and now they've taken their complaint to Boston, one that says the governor helped ease a fracked gas pipeline into …

Kinder Morgan paid state police $773K for special details to help protect pipeline section

SANDISFIELD — One state police sergeant made more than $19,000 for 24 separate days of overtime on pipeline details. Another sergeant made more than $15,000. A captain made more than $13,000 …

No injunction for Boston rally; federal judge denies request by Pittsfield's Rinaldo Del Gallo for action against the city

horecchio@berkshireeagle.comSPRINGFIELD— Despite a Pittsfield attorney's lengthy argument on Friday, a federal court judge didn't order the City of Boston to issue a permit for Saturday's …

Top Sport Stories
Eugene, Waterman forming strong bond as QB-WR duo for Hoosac Valley football

For a county that's often perceived as playing a run-heavy, old-school brand of football, several high-flying quarterback-receiver tandems have developed throughout Berkshire County this season. …

Opinion
Our Opinion: Congress should share the nuclear football

What makes the election of our presidents an exceptionally sobering task is that we choose the person who, for the next four years, will have virtually unlimited power and authority to wage nuclear …

Our Opinion: City's chance to revisit business park's future

Our Opinion: Adapting to reality of online rentals in hospitality industry

Letter: Museum put money before its collection

Our Opinion: Kinder Morgan must do right by Sandisfield

Columnists
Daniel Bellow: Left with the carcass of Moby-Dick

GREAT BARRINGTON — It can't be much fun to be director of a local museum with financial problems. Your poorly paid staff has trouble keeping up its enthusiasm. Board meetings are a trial; it …

Our Berkshires Bernard A. Drew: Windsor Jambs, or is it Jams?

Adam Hinds: A new social contract on public safety

Alan Chartock | I, Publius: As witness to history, Harry Belafonte has seen this before

Katherine Gundelfinger: Addiction at root of many evils

Letters
Letter: Many questions remain about museum's plans

To the editor:Many people have opinions about the Berkshire Museum's planned deaccession of its works of art. What I haven't heard is: Who actually owns the museum? How are the trustees of the museum …

Letter: Reinvent museum as Museum of Berkshires

Letter: Museum's sale of art undermines its strength

Letter: Moving forward blindly behind Fallon-wrapped buses

Letter: Program launched for senior citizens

World News
Local News

Push renewed to allocate money for Pittsfield garage, courts

PITTSFIELD — Two lawmakers hope that a Pittsfield parking garage project can get into gear, three years after it was first listed for funding. The state House's newest bond bill includes $6 …

Great Barrington wrestles with burning questions about recreational pot regulations

GREAT BARRINGTON — If anything can churn up confusion and philosophical debate at Town Hall, it's how to regulate recreational marijuana sales in town before the state has locked down its own …

After falling 1 vote short, Clarksburg residents to try again to upgrade elementary school

CLARKSBURG — Less than two months after falling one vote short, supporters of a $19 million elementary school upgrade project are ready to try again.A special town meeting on whether to …

Pittsfield attorney's federal suit: First Amendment rights violated at 'Boston Free Speech' rally

SPRINGFIELD — A Pittsfield attorney and former state senate candidate has a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Boston and several Boston officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, …

North Adams City Council OKs new tax plan: What you can expect to pay

NORTH ADAMS — Residential property owners will see their tax bills go up an average of $123 next year — a bit more than normal — based on a new split tax rate that slightly eases …
Berkshire Landscapes

Holiday movie season is here ...

The sexual harassment and assault scandal triggered by the revelations about disgraced uber-executive Harvey Weinstein has impacted the holiday film season, with the December release "All The Money …

Breakfast with The Eagle: A home-cooked breakfast with Jennifer Trainer Thompson

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jennifer Trainer Thompson doesn't have to visit a local market to buy ingredients for a hearty breakfast.At Hancock Shaker Village, the living history museum that Thompson leads …

Festival of Trees: A holiday tradition

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are your ... green butterfly nets? Googly eyes? Birch branches? Wooden paddles? Peacock feathers?At the Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees, anything …
The Arts

Fantastical world unfolds in new exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

AMHERST — Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is about to have his first major career retrospective at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, but reminiscing is …

Vessels for Change: Project has 'a life of its own'

NORTH ADAMS — The current political and social unrest in the country is enough to get anyone fired up, including Williamstown ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd.Her breaking point came with the news …

Liz Glynn at Mass MoCA: A space filled with questions, but no answers

NORTH ADAMS — When Sprague Electric inhabited the Marshall Street campus it made things, specifically the high-end electrical components used for everything from atom bombs to electric guitars. …
Music

Tanglewood's 2018 Season

2018 Tanglewood Season Listing (exclusive of Friday Night Preludes and Saturday morning rehearsals)All programs and artists are subject to change. Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. ShedWait Wait...Don't Tell …

2018 is the summer of Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood

LENOX — Leonard Bernstein liked to do things in a grand manner, and Tanglewood will celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth next summer with a blast of his music befitting his outsize …
Lifestyles

Health Take-Away: Celebrate the holiday, thankfully and healthfully

Thanksgiving for many American families is the start of a 40-day marathon of food-focused gatherings that please the palate, but widen the waistline and are hard on our health. We surround ourselves …

Vegetable-filled sides for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you'll be thankful for veggie-filled side dishes that fill your vegetable quota for the day, but cut your work load in half.Sure, we all want that Thanksgiving …

The Scene: Mass MoCA's annual benefit in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — $300,000. $350,000. $400,000. $500,000.On Tuesday night, auctioneer Eric Widing was gleefully taking bids on the 11th item up for auction at Tribeca Rooftop, the site of the …
State News
National News
Sick Bridges: Failing Spans; Scant Dollars
Sick Bridges | Failing Spans; Scant Dollars

The Berkshire Eagle offers readers a guide to the sorry state of bridges in Berkshire County.  Odds are good you cross at least one sick bridge on your daily travels. State Department …

Diagnosis: Discord | Nurses Strike at Berkshire Medical Center

Over 100 nurses on strike march outside of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) in Pittsfield. After a year of failed negotiations with the hospital, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and nurses …

Cannabis Road
THE CANNABIS ROAD

Larry Parnass, investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle, spent a little over a week in Colorado reporting on that state’s experience with medical and recreational marijuana. With …

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