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GREAT BARRINGTON — My modest collection of Berkshire literary curiosities includes a 5x8-inch sheet of paper with the fourth stanza of "Home" handwritten and signed by the poet Dora Read Goodale, "Seattle, Wash., June 16, 1914." more
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshires have come alive. Right outside our back door, a papa and mama dove have taken possession of last years' robin's nest.Mama sits there while papa protects the nest and flies at anyone who comes too close. It is … more
By Derek Gentiledgentile@berkshireeagle.comPITTSFIELD — As some people know, I'm fairly militant about people who park their cars in handicapped accessible spots without a handicap license plate or placard. In fact, in Great Barrington, if I … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Elizabeth Kolbert has won the American Academy of Art and Letters 2017 Blake-Dodd Award for achievement in nonfiction."I was really thrilled and also, I have to say totally surprised to hear about the award," Kolbert, 55, wrote … more
What's in a name? My grandmother has told me what's in mine so many times that it is engraved in my memory forever.Jadesola, meaning: "Born into wealth, wealth of family." This definition is true. If family members were currency, I could retire … more
WORCESTER — St. Joe High is history. Its last school year is ending, students are rearranging plans for next year, alumni and friends are sharing memories, at once mourning St Joe's loss and celebrating its life well lived, as at a funeral.St … more
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane, returned to their Berkshires backyard on Saturday to hang with the kids, the chicks and the lambs. Here, Deval Patrick cradles a newborn lamb alongside Hancock Shaker Village President … more
PITTSFIELD — The U.S. Supreme Court will today hear the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley case that has the potential for triggering a major court ruling about the separation of church and state out of a seemingly minor case. It involves a … more
MIAMI — The 2017 Emmy Awards will not be announced until September, but the leading contender in the "breaking news" category is already pretty obvious: the passengers who videoed Dr. David Dao being dragged from United flight 3411. Nearly two … more
NORTH ADAMS — So what do you do when you look at the world around you and what you see is testosterone on overdrive and creating the sort of posturing that's going on with North Korea and the show-off bombing in Afghanistan, as well as the … more
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