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WILLIAMSTOWN — Berkshire County is good road biking country and a good jumping off place for adjacent biking in Connecticut, New York, Vermont and the Connecticut Valley. The county is key, as well, for long distance north-south bikeway … more
LEE — Some of the most chilling words a parent will ever hear are: "I'm going to be an actress." In all honesty I found this declaration less frightening when the plan was to be a ballerina. Not that I worried for a moment that my daughter, … more
LENOX — Coming soon to a storefront near you: a pot shop selling recreational marijuana, as it's called.Bad enough that distracted driving while motorists text and talk has become hazardous to all of us — now we have to worry about … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — In just a few days, my body will be 76 years old. That's incredible. I don't feel 76. People tell me I don't look 76 but maybe they're just flattering me.I suspect what's keeping me going is a combination of three things: … more
BECKET — Amid the long and sultry days of this, the best time of the year, I think back to my childhood summers. Those unsupervised idylls of freedom and discovery helped make me, I am sure, the confident and resourceful person I am today.So … more
DALTON — When a pricey Berkshire eatery announces on Facebook that it is "closed on Sunday's" I cringe. The fact that the message is repeated every week makes me wonder if I am the only one who noticed the glaring error. If that is true, I … more
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — I worked at the Berkshire Museum for 10 years as the collections manager, which does give me a unique perspective on the current conversation. Writing this was not an easy decision, as I respect the staff at the museum … more
STOCKBRIDGE — When I was young, I regularly roamed the halls of the Berkshire Museum. I learned about vast oceans and fields through collections of shells and minerals, birds and predators. I envisioned Arctic exploration and native life. I … more
NEW YORK CITY — Margaret Atwood wrote "The Handmaid's Tale," her dystopian novel about a near-future, totalitarian patriarchal theocracy, in 1985. It appeared in the middle of the Reagan years, and as a Canadian she was looking south at a … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — From time to time, I do these diabetes awareness classes at various nursing homes, assisted living facilities and even in private homes. This is probably because I don't charge anything. I actually couldn't imagine charging … more
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