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Emergency responders find hikers lost in October Mountain State Forest within a few hours

WASHINGTON — A pair of hikers with heads up survival skills were found less than two hours after they reported themselves lost on October Mountain State Forest on Sunday evening.Around 6:30 p.m., the unidentified adults called 9-1-1 from their …

'Level playing field': Local lodging task force talks what they want from Airbnb regulations

PITTSFIELD — A task force consisting of Berkshire lodging entrepreneurs is planning to meet with 1Berkshire officials in the coming days to craft a formal statement regarding the fairness of the state's lodging tax.The meeting comes in the …

'Thank you for coming. Because of you, we can make a difference'

My first thoughts: I'm here. I made it. I'm alive, even though my nerves are at an all-time high. I'm ready to conqueror. After all I have to remain fearless for women who haven't found their strength to break free. …

State News
Baker outlines plans for local aid increases

BOSTON — In next week's annual budget proposal, Gov. Charlie Baker will call for a $91 million increase in education local aid and a $40 million boost in unrestricted local aid to cities and towns.The combined $131 million increase in the two …

Republican Gov. Baker faces political challenges in new year

'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV

US Rep. Capuano also planning Trump inauguration boycott

Nation & world news
EPA: Chrysler faked emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of installing secret software that allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.The case has echoes of one against Volkswagen, which on …

Foreign payments to Trump firms violate Constitution, suit will claim

Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

Trump takes charge

Obama toasts with tears and thanks

Local News

Governor taps longtime Adams town employee for North Adams housing post

NORTH ADAMS — Turning aside the mayor's candidate, Gov. Charlie Baker has chosen a longtime Adams town employee to help guide the North Adams Housing Authority.Baker tapped Patricia Wol in December to take the seat on the authority's board …

Great Barrington residents can weigh in on affordable senior housing expansion

GREAT BARRINGTON — Residents of Great Barrington have a chance Monday to comment on a plan to expand affordable senior housing.Berkshire Housing Development Corp. proposes to add 31 units in a three-story addition on the east of the current …

Lenox residents to get look at revamped plan to share administrator with Lee

LENOX — And then there were two.Following the withdrawal by Stockbridge from a potential tri-town shared chief administrator arrangement, Lenox residents will get their first look Tuesday at a redesigned, two-town shared services scenario, …

It was hands on and ears open at Berkshire Music School's open house

PITTSFIELD — About 40 to 50 would-be, or perhaps soon-to-be, music lovers spent a harmonious Saturday morning at the Berkshire Music School's annual open house at the school's studios on 30 Wendell Ave. The open house, according to executive …

People and pets safe after fire in North Adams

NORTH ADAMS — Firefighters quickly snuffed out a small fire at a Goodrich Street home on Saturday. All three people — and several pets — inside the two-apartment house when the fire began made it out safely, according to North …
Local sports
Local roundup: Mounties sweep in Nordic ski races

SHELBURNE FALLS — Another Saturday on the snow and another sweep for the Mount Greylock Nordic ski teams.Led by winner Jakin Miller, the Greylock boys put five skiers in the top 10 to win the meet at Mohawk Trail Regional High School. The …

Williams men's basketball shocks No. 15 Middlebury

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins 5-1

Girls basketball notebook: Gwendolyn Carpenter's 49-point outing an incredible feat

Opinion
Our Opinion: School funding fight underway once again

Governor Baker Saturday announced a $91 billion increase in funding for education in the next school year, which constitutes the opening salvo in the annual Beacon Hill education funding battles. Funding increases are certainly welcome, but its …

Our Opinion: Different paths to poor choices

Our Opinion: A president's vision awaits the details

Editorial: Inauguration Day brings anxiety and a challenge

Our Opinion: Trust Act needs further review

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Food
Easy conversation, delicious food at Cricket Creek Farm potluck

Sometimes, everyone brings beets to a potluck. But when you're seated at a table covered with a brightly patterned orange tablecloth, handmade pottery, and a bottle of wine, it doesn't matter. It's still a warm, friendly, and unpretentious meal. …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Entertainment
Lady Antebellum in tune again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave …

Urban myth defies HBO doc

Town Players slates reading

A distant story holds lessons at Sundance

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