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PITTSFIELD — Saturday afternoon's second annual Harvest of Hope Festival featured several outstanding musical performers, good food and a thick layer of good will that settled over the Pittsfield Common. But beyond the good feeling was an … more
LEE —The Founder's Day Parade in this community is so quintessentially small town that those who were not among the 350-400-person strata of individuals who marched in the procession almost certainly knew someone who did. "Yeah, most of the … more
PITTSFIELD — A Springfield TV station's content is gone from Charter Spectrum line-ups in the Berkshires. But not forgotten. On Tuesday, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will meet with Charter … more
NORTH ADAMS — Pete Oleskiewicz says he's not campaigning, but is still contending in the race to become the next mayor of North Adams.Oleskiewicz was noticeably absent from Thursday's mayoral candidates forum, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts … more
LENOX — For the second year, the town's churches will unite for a special worship service on Sunday, Sept, 24, during the annual Apple Squeeze. The ecumenical event will be held in Lilac Park on Main Street at 10:30. "The response to our first … more
LENOX — With an expanded downtown footprint and a prime lineup of guest bands, the Chamber of Commerce seeks to enhance the 38th annual Apple Squeeze as a gift for local residents after the hectic summer season.That's the goal outlined by … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — It was a diverse group of people, but it represented what the North Adams area is becoming, not what it used to be.A community volunteer, a creative economy specialist, an art gallery owner, an academic. There were 16 people in … more
PITTSFIELD — For a short period of time in the 1970s, the Berkshire Museum owned "Apollo and Marsyas" by the Italian painter Annibale Carracci. At the time of its donation in 1977, Director Stuart C. Henry said the painting was "especially important to our collection because we have very few Italian paintings." Two years later, the museum would learn that the painting, donated by Mrs. W. Murray Crane of Dalton, was not done by Carracci, a founder of the Baroque style. Carracci expert Donald Posner, author of a definitive monograph on the artist, confirmed in a letter to the museum, that it was not his work and said that it was most likely that of another Italian named Girolamo Troppa. more
PITTSFIELD — "We were astonished when over 20 paintings were sent to New York to be auctioned off. We were grieved when our beloved Berkshire County mementos and cherished local curios were disposed of. We want to make a protest and an appeal … more
A collection of Letters to the Editor on the topic of the Berkshire Museum's "New Vision" and a plan to sell 40 works of art. The letters are listed in chronological order, based on the date the … more
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