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
Incumbent Otis selectman easily fends off challenger OTIS — Incumbent Selectman William Hiller coasted to victory Tuesday in the town election's only contested race.Hiller defeated challenger David Conklin, a local handyman, by a margin of …
Never mind about grant, Berkshire Museum tells state arts group PITTSFIELD — As millions of dollars flow from art sales, the Berkshire Museum no longer wants a state grant — at least this year.Last fall, the Massachusetts Cultural Council suspended a …
North Adams expands pot regs to include medicinal facilities NORTH ADAMS — Tweaks to the city's ordinances for licensed marijuana establishments have expanded the regulations to include medical marijuana establishments. The changes, approved by the …
Stockbridge Planning Board's zoning review: Cottage Era Estate bylaw 'problematic, flawed' STOCKBRIDGE — The Cottage Era Estate bylaw needs to be replaced by one that's equally applied throughout the town. That was the recommendation of the Planning Board's Zoning Review Committee …
Stockbridge voters OK a deeper look into nonprofit payment in lieu of taxes program STOCKBRIDGE — The only topic that triggered mild debate at Monday's annual town meeting was a warrant article related to the town establishing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program aimed …
Jury clears Pittsfield man of rape, assault on boy PITTSFIELD — A city man accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and rape on a boy has been cleared of the charges.Eric Daigle, 39, had been accused of assaulting the boy multiple times in …
Top Sport Stories
An unfriendly Guest: Mount Greylock junior pitcher twirls 1-hitter in road win over Wahconah

DALTON — Cam Winters smiled when asked a question about the job his pitcher did on Tuesday afternoon.It isn't often that a catcher gets to catch a one-hitter, as Winters did for pitcher Phil …

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Incumbent Select Board chairwoman re-elected in New Marborough NEW MARLBOROUGH — Select Board Chairwoman Tara White has won a fourth term, beating out architect Daniel Doern by 56 votes in last week's town election. White, 62, intends to remain focused on …
Incumbent Finance Committee member ousted in West Stockbridge WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Dan Buehler bested incumbent William Kie for a seat on the Finance Committee during the town's annual election.Buehler received 71 votes to Kie's 32. In all, 106 people, …
'One of us': Officers say goodbye to K-9 colleague PITTSFIELD — They came from all over Western Massachusetts. Dozens of uniformed police officers stood in soft formation in the rain Tuesday morning, blue lights flashing from their vehicles that …
County Fare: Pine Cobble Founders' Day raises $60K Pine Cobble School, a co-educational day school for children in preschool through ninth grade in Williamstown, raised over $60,000 at its annual Founders' Day celebration May 5. More than $50,000 …
North Adams cable customers sound off on Spectrum over service changes NORTH ADAMS — After a public hearing, the central question remains: is Spectrum cable in breach of its contract with North Adams?A few dozen local residents and public officials gathered at the …
Community News
Memorial Day Observances The following cities and towns have submitted information about their Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 28.ADAMSParade will step off at 10 a.m. in front of the Adams Memorial School at the …
North Adams: Drury Class of 1954 planning luncheon The Drury High School Class of 1954 will hold a luncheon reunion at noon Thursday, June 21, at the 1896 House, Route 7, Williamstown. Lunch will be ordered from the menu.All 87 surviving class …
Dalton: Craneville Place sets dinner meeting "How to Talk with Your Doctor" is the topic of the monthly Dine and Learn series at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Craneville Place, 265 Main St.Mary Errichetto, RN, and Donna Gorson, RN, of Kindred …
Stockbridge: Grange hosting awards presentation The Stockbridge Grange will present a National Grange Community Citizen award to the women volunteers of Riverbrook School for their work taking care of the public plantings in Stockbridge. The …
Great Barrington: Monument Mountain 3rd quarter honor roll GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain Regional High School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year.In order to achieve high honors, a student must …
Berkshire Landscapes
Barrington Stage Company: 'Handmade theater' PITTSFIELD — Where does a costume go once a production has ended?Some theater companies stuff their ensembles in storage units. Others rent or donate them.During its Sheffield infancy, …
Tanglewood Tales: BSO Stage Manager draws from Pittsfield roots Editor's Note: Every summer, Boston Symphony Orchestra members pack their bags for Tanglewood, moving into neighborhoods around the Berkshires. "Tanglewood Tales" asks these part-timers where they …
Berkshire Botanical Garden: When metal, art and nature meet The next time you see outdoor sculpture on display, take a moment to consider how it got there. As Berkshire Botanical Garden board chairman Matt Larkin knows only too well, moving several tons of …
The Arts
Clark Art acquires masterpiece shown during French Revolution WILLIAMSTOWN — The Clark Art Institute is celebrating the acquisition of an 18th century masterpiece painting, a scene of a Roman beheading that helped to inspire the French Republic. “Brutus …
New exhibit shakes up perception of Shaker art PITTSFIELD — Shaker art is often tied to simplicity. But an exhibit at Hancock Shaker Village reveals that the Christian sect didn't necessarily abstain from ornate creations during the Era of …
Music
Clue: Famous pianist with two-letter name GREAT BARRINGTON — You, too, can grow to co-construct a New York Times crossword puzzle even if you arrive on this continent speaking not a word of English.You can, that is, if you are Emanuel …
Lifestyles
Bring your best dish to the picnic PITTSFIELD — Here comes summer! And not a moment too soon ...Memorial Day weekend is the official launch of the picnic and barbecue season in the region. Because it's the first cookout of the …
Ron Jujawski | Garden Journal: Be on the lookout for lily leaf beetles Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these …
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Indigo buntings, little brown bats spotted in area Q An indigo bunting [is] a first for me in my garden in Williamstown. He has stayed around for days (about 10 so far) and this evening, joined the doves ground feeding. In the morning, he was up on …
State News

Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former fiancée of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby.Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez made the announcement in a post on Instagram on …

Lawmakers approve car rental fee to fund police training

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has approved of a $2 surcharge on car rentals to help pay for enhanced training for local police officers around the state.Supporters say they expect the …

Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers is up for grabs

BOSTON (AP) — The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day was up for grabs in bankruptcy court …

Dairy company to shutter factory, lay off hundreds

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of employees will lose their jobs when a well-known Massachusetts dairy company shuts the doors to its Lynn factory.The Lynn Daily Item reports Garelick Farms is …

Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach Wednesday, the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in the past …

National News

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's southwest Ohio home and a nearby storage unit Wednesday, apparently part of an …

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman …

Clinton: Democrats can win with bold ideas, core principals

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats can win elections and stand up to Washington Republicans by sticking to their core principals when it comes to education, health care, equality and the …

NYC subway head wants massive overhaul, but cost a concern

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's delay-ridden subway system would undergo a massive overhaul in a fraction of the time originally estimated for it, with new signaling and new subway cars along …

Georgia jury awards $1 billion after guard rapes teen

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.Attorney L. …

World News

NYC subway head wants massive overhaul, but cost a concern

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's delay-ridden subway system would undergo a massive overhaul in a fraction of the time originally estimated for it, with new signaling and new subway cars along …

Georgia jury awards $1 billion after guard rapes teen

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.Attorney L. …

ACLU sues over battleground Ohio's congressional districts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing …

The Latest: Arriving officers take cover from Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on documents that Las Vegas police released from the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):1:20 p.m.Las Vegas …

The Latest: Broncos' Wolfe agrees with new anthem rule

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer …

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Berkshire Business Outlook: A diverse economy, geared for the future

The Berkshire economy is changing. The pace of the transition has often been frustrating, especially considering the economic boom at the other end of the state. But it looks like there is new light …

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