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GREAT BARRINGTON — Several years ago (OK, many years ago), when I moved to Great Barrington, I lived in a guy's basement for a while. It was a space that had been converted into an apartment, but there was a boiler down there and when somebody … more
FITCHBURG — Compassion was missing among many when a GOP bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act recently threatened health care coverage for those most in need, prompting the American Medical Association to voice opposition. A pioneering woman … more
So let's try to clear up some of the confusion over the sale of 40 of the Berkshire Museum's most treasured possessions in order to fund a renovation and facilitate a refocusing of the museum's mission. First, let us stipulate that many of the folks … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — We walked in Beartown State Forest on July 4. Our mission was twofold: enjoy the woods and informally evaluate a Department of Conservation & Recreation brochure for the self-guided, interpretive Benedict Pond Loop … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — "Would it be OK if Steve and I came up to see you next weekend? my eldest grandchild, Alyssa, asked when phoning from the apartment in New York City she and her bridegroom, Steve, moved into a few months ago. "It's more than … more
WESTPORT, Conn.— August in America, and according to a survey by AAA, 80 percent of us planned a road trip this summer. It's a tradition as old as the nation. So is writing about it. As Edna St. Vincent Millay, no stranger to a poet's … more
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — One clear, cool morning, Danny and I take a walk around Ooms Pond (aka Sutherland Pond) in Old Chatham, a regular spring observation area. August is looming and the grassy fields are high, stalks entangled with colorful, … more
Dear Rory: I just learned from The Golf Channel that you're searching for a new caddie. Well, me lad, look no further because I'm your ticket. I'm 68, sure, but in good health. In fact, my doctor assures me I'll live another 20 years provided I consume my daily ration of three pints of Guinness a day. Easy duty, that! more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Settling back into the Berkshires after nearly three decades in the crowded quarters of Hong Kong involves culture shocks that are pretty much to be expected. You can't move from a city with 7.3 million people living in 1,063 … more
NORTH ADAMS — I have kicked off my campaign for state representative. I am running to make sure those who reside in the 1st Berkshire District have the opportunities they need to prosper in their lives, their work and raising their families. A … more
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