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MATTHEWS, N.C. — I am a Pittsfield native and the Berkshire Museum was an especially meaningful part of my youth. I was inspired as much by Albert Bierstadt's "Connecticut River Valley" as I was the displays of indigenous rock specimens or … more
DALTON — I wish to add my voice to the conversation that has been spurred in recent weeks regarding the decision taken by the Board of Trustees to secure the future of the Berkshire Museum and build further on its mission to serve the … more
LENOX — Tweeter-in-chief Trump did get one thing right this past week — Arizona Sen. John McCain is an American hero. I'd add two moderate Republican senators to the honor roll, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.You can … more
BECKET — In his oped column, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Grandpa" (Eagle, July 23), Donald Morrison — who happens to be my grandfather — says a bunch of stuff that is unfair to me and my generation. In the article, he talks about how … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — It was something of a rite of passage for young men from this area and elsewhere in the late 1890s: go search for gold in the Klondike.Patrick H. Clarrisey caught the bug. So did his fellow Daltonians W.W. Clark and Lawrence … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — When I was a teenager all those years ago, my music was that of Pete Seeger and the Weavers.Of course, my brother and I had a band, The Sati-lights, and we played out a lot, sometimes as much as three times a weekend. We … more
PITTSFIELD — The first museum I ever visited was the Berkshire Museum, when I was in junior high school. It was a class trip and, in fact, there were other classes from around the county, and for all I know, beyond the county. So my major … more
CHATHAM, N.Y. — As I lazily walk along the road in the warmth of the early morning, birds are calling, not so many now as August approaches. Chipping sparrows trill not too far from the empty nest; yellow warblers "greeet Ms. Beeecher," hidden … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College students scatter far and wide on summer break, but the campus is not a lonely place. The college rents out dormitories and other facilities, bringing people of various ages to the campus to attend cultural, … more
PITTSFIELD — The World Health Organization has designated July 28, 2017 as World Hepatitis Day. They will use this day to set the stage for achieving the goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030 by raising awareness of this serious public … more
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