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NORTH ADAMS - Colorful display boards were propped up on the stage of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Church Street Center, a sort of backdrop on either side of a projection screen. Glued onto the boards were illustrated visions of … more
NORTH ADAMS - There's a new 77-page report that supports through research, statistics and writing, what's preventing Berkshire County public school students from getting the best educational opportunities. The report, based of the first of two … more
PITTSFIELD — History can play a crucial role in our futures, if we listen to it. In 2002, photographer, Jane Feldman, who shares her time between the Berkshires and New York City, and Shannon Lanier, the sixth great-grandson of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, worked … more
PITTSFIELD — They call her "awesome," "amazing" and a "leader." They also call her "Guz.""They" are the music students of Jessica "Guz" (n e Guzzo) Passetto, the choral director at Taconic High School. more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Our class was discussing "Cranial Guitar," a compendium of selected poems by American beat poet Bob Kaufman. I'd re-read some of the book the night before, thinking that if I gave it another shot I might come to appreciate it more. Instead, I ended up liking it even less. So I came to class that day prepared to argue that whatever Kaufman may be, he surely was not a consummate poet and thus bore no comparison to the likes of Robert Hayden and Countee Cullen, two other poets we'd read previously in our class, "Twentieth Century Black Poets." more
Editor's note: The following story is a review of the Norman Rockwell Museum, written by a student visiting from Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago. STOCKBRIDGE — I visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Being a 17-year old high school student from Chicago, there are many other things that I have the opportunity to do instead of visit museums. But we were on vacation in Pittsfield and the museum was highly recommended. more
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Museum and Pittsfield Public Schools on Wednesday host the seventh annual Science and Innovation Fair, featuring the Taconic High School Science and Engineering Academy and the Pittsfield High School Quark Science Science Club. more
Editor's note: The following article was written by a pair of Berkshire Waldorf High School students who attended a Jan. 15 pro-Affordable Care Act rally in Boston. They "went as part of a group of students who felt we need to get more involved in politics, and saw the rally as a good place to start." more
Meet ... Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will offer a free, five-week program for parents called, "Guiding Good Choices," beginning this Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will meet in the coalition's second-floor conference room, … more
PITTSFIELD — Each semester, thousands of students will inevitably pour their hours, energy and knowledge into a significant research project, only to have its reach stop at a professor's desk, or perhaps a classroom wall.On Friday night, … more
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