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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
WILLIAMSTOWN — Sometimes, history has a way of coming back.That's why Sarah Currie spends so much time chasing local history and all its artifacts and records.Now, as executive director of the Williamstown Historical Museum, she has actually … more
BOSTON — A Western Massachusetts resident is a candidate to sit on the state's highest court, but whether they will get the job won't be known for weeks.Governor's Councilor Mary E. Hurley, representing the 8th District, said she will do … more
PITTSFIELD — Judah Filson was face-painted in chocolate ice cream after his very first spin on the Berkshire Carousel.The 4-year-old Williamstown boy enjoyed the midday dairy treat under the adjoining tent after mounting "Charlie," one of the … more
PITTSFIELD — The story of Arcade is one of leverage. "A grant for the arts was really the foundation for our business," co-owner Chris Parkinson said of his architecture firm. "We just hired two new employees." Parkinson, and his partner, … more
SANDISFIELD — A Native American tribe says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission broke federal law by giving Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. permission to build a natural gas storage loop here before fully studying Native American sites in Otis … more
GREAT BARRINGTON - Somebody wrote a letter to the Planning Board, wanting to know if there was a way to cut down on the number of banks and real estate offices allowed in the downtown."It's a tough call to limit businesses," said board member Pedro … more
WASHINGTON — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican … more
WASHINGTON — After President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement, journalists repeatedly asked the White House what he thought about climate change — and couldn't get straight answers.Since then, though, additional … more
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