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State Rep. Pignatelli appointed as Lenox’s interim town manager, effective July 1

Select Board members applauded filling the opening with a local resident already knowledgeable with town workings.

Let’s Wander! Hitting the trails to stay (mostly) sane

We're lucky here in the Berkshires. We’ve got nature ⎯ that secret sauce that revives under nearly all circumstances and is there, free, for the vibing.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Solace in the garden

Yes, the Berkshire Botanical Garden may offer much needed outdoor solace, but its new Director of Horticulture is livening things up.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Quietly overtaken

Good advice from our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala: Nature renews herself. So can we.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Love in the time of corona

At a time when connections count, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala advises us to try Nature.

Distinguished Colonial

For the first time in 33 years, one of the area's distinguished Colonial homes is on the market, offered by Sandra Preston of Sandra Preston Real Estate. This house makes a special statement.

John Downie, 96, of Canaan, Conn., formerly of Great Barrington and Sheffield

John began his insurance career with companies in Newark, New Jersey, and in Boston and later joined the Wheeler & Taylor agency in Great Barrington. He served as its president from 1976 until his retirement in 1985.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Nativist inclinations

Our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala reflects on the virtues of native trees and shrubs in our gardens.

The Self-Taught Gardener: The experience of place

Nature and the man-made world. Can they coexist? Our Self-Taught Gardener thinks yes, with a little effort.

Stunning Georgian Home in Ashley Falls

Sandra Preston of Sandra Preston Real Estate offers a stunning Georgian-style home with many original features.

Elegant Georgian Home in Ashley Falls

Sandra Preston of Sandra Preston Real Estate offers a timeless Georgian home in Ashley Falls.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Earth Expo; ‘Embrace Your Voice’ at Stockbridge Library; Wildflower Festival; ‘Chasing Coral’ at the Moviehouse; Girls’ empowerment concert

The “Embrace Your Voice, Reclaim Your Power: Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Sexual Assault” series will provide the community with an opportunity to talk about and understand sexual violence.

CONNECTIONS: Beautification, conservation, environmental protection

“The nation behaves well if it treats its national resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation.” -- President Theodore Roosevelt

The Self-Taught Gardener: Are all natives equal?

On the eve of the Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale at Bartholomew’s Cobble, it is worth ruminating on how to select native plants for our gardens. And while nativism is widely discussed these days, establishing a selection policy is not easy.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Art of the String Quartet;’ baby animals; wildflower festival; Olivier Meslay at Berkshire Museum

Bartholomew's Cobble is dense with unique rock outcroppings, small caves, over 800 plant species–including 29 listed by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program­–and 53 species of ferns and fern allies, one of the most diverse and natural assemblages of ferns in the United States.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Spring musical

There is no other art form that compares to gardening. Each week in the garden is like a movement in a musical piece.

For love of the Housatonic River, a cross-state trek on behalf of clean water — again

“It’s all coming to a point where I feel like I can do my little thing — a symbolic push — bringing attention to what all the warriors along this river have done and what they are doing. I’m the messenger not the hero.” -- Denny Alsop

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