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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
NORTH ADAMS — I enter the discussion about the Berkshire Museum with great sympathy as I continuously struggle to pay the annual deficit for my own Berkshire Art Museum in North Adams. While I have a 100-year plan, there are daily … more
Riddle me this: What has every man imagined himself being, but no man actually is?I think we all want to be Batman. I used to think it was only me who secretly wanted to be Batman, until 20 years ago when a friend gave a public reading of an essay … more
RICHMOND — We now call it the Upper One. That's because we spent 12 days getting introduced to Alaska, and nobody there wanted to know that we were from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They lumped us into one category: the Lower 48. We may … more
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