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In her memoir, "Ordinary Light," poet Tracy K. Smith describes reading a poem by Emily Dickinson in her fifth-grade class and feeling a flash of recognition, as if she were "privy to magic.""I couldn't help but memorize a poem whose meter had worked … more
PITTSFIELD — A minor train derailment on East Street kept local railway crews busy well into Sunday night.The incident occurred in the early evening hours involving six cars at the junction bridge of Merrill Road and East Street. By 9 p.m., … more
PITTSFIELD — Michael Bushy and Penelope were a match made in dog heaven.A year after one of his two dogs died, the city resident was ready to become a two-canine household again. As Bushy overcame his loss, Penelope arrived at the Eleanor … more
Debate raged last fall in the weeks before voters legalized recreational marijuana: Would it imperil the health and safety of young people?With legal sales a year away, that debate continues in Berkshire County.It's no longer a matter of yes or no. … more
PITTSFIELD — Andrea Harrington felt shut out. Despite longstanding ties to the Berkshires, Harrington said she found it difficult to gain traction in the political sphere last year when she was running for a state Senate seat. And founders of … more
CLARKSBURG — A private investigator has now added her background and expertise to the ongoing search for Joanne "Jo" Ringer, who has been missing since early March."I believe we have narrowed the (search) area significantly," said Sarah Stein, … more
DALTON — Plastic bags and marijuana.When it comes to this year's special town meeting Monday, Dalton voters will face more than money matters.The town will vote on a proposed ban on thin-film plastic bags provided by local establishments.The … more
LENOX — Who wants to be a "Lenox Millionaire?" Apparently, many students don't.Once again, the Lenox Memorial Middle and High School's mascot for its sports teams is coming under fire as Student Council members urged the town's school board … more
LONDON — Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing … more
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the … more
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