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The current posturing over the use of nuclear weapons does bring back memories from the 1950s.I vividly recall the air raid drills in Pittsfield grade schools. We learned how to duck under our desks … more
WASHINGTON — A storm of opposition has arisen to the Berkshire Museum's plan to auction off 40 works of art, including two Norman Rockwell paintings. That storm intensified with the … more
DALTON — Life was simple when I was a kid. Things were easy to understand. Rules were clear. I did what I was told; I listened when elders spoke. I learned my history from a textbook and passed … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Obviously, the Berkshire Museum is going for it.Its leaders and board seem determined to sell valuable art that belongs to the museum and, more importantly, to the people of … more
WESTPORT, Conn. — Enough about software; let's talk hardware. Is Sen. John McCain's glioblastoma, like the one that took Ted Kennedy's life in 2009, related in any way to the use of his … more
NEW YORK — Autumn in New York is a time for serious film-going. It follows the dry spell of a summer when most films with a few exceptions, ("Detroit," "Dunkirk") were produced to appeal to an … more
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — Keew, Keew — the familiar call brings Danny and I to the back door of the little cottage (garage conversion) in Southeast Portland where we are staying while visiting … more
BECKET — The most enjoyable things I learned in school were Shakespeare's sonnets, English grammar and how to diagram a sentence.So my little language-loving heart went pitty-pat the other day … more
Hey Kids! It's your Crazy Uncle Seth, back once again, to tell you all about Columbus Day! You may have learned about Columbus Day in school, but as you probably heard later, everything you learned … more
RICHMOND — Thoughts and prayers let people struck by tragedy know that we're aware, that we're thinking about them. But with tragedies, man-made and natural, engulfing Americans for days, … more
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