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President Biden to drop out of presidential race – updated with statements from Governor Healey, Congressman Neal

President Biden had been previously under pressure by members of the Democratic party to drop out.

Sheffield man found guilty of homicide in crosswalk death of beloved resident

Judge Mark Pasquariello characterized the incident as "a reminder of the hazards of driving, particularly if we're not paying 100-percent attention." Therefore, he insisted there should be some punishment exacted by the criminal justice system.

HVAL brings a Renaissance perspective to the Berkshires

Sheffield -- The Housatonic Valley Art League will host a conversation with Anthony Baus on the growing interest in realism in contemporary art on...

Bruins mascot visits Sheffield library to fight ‘summer slide’

Children and teens who participate in summer reading programs show an increase in vocabulary scores on standardized testing and an increase in comprehension scores.

News Briefs: High heat advisories: Sheffield cooling centers; keeping pets safe

With expected temperatures in the 90s and an even higher heat index, it is extremely important to keep pets indoors, out of the sun and hydrated.

Green Communities Act: What’s in it for Sheffield?

It can be a win-win for taxpayers – avoid paying for these energy efficiency upgrades and reduce energy bills.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Forgotten Farms’ screening; animal and nature songs for kids; 2019 Community Read; rabies clinic

“Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments” will feature lively songs from Spain, Italy and England during which kids of all ages will learn about unusual early instruments and singing, as well as hear music that includes chickens clucking, bees buzzing and crickets chirping.

Annette Grant: A remembrance

She had worked at the New York Times, having been the editor of the Living section, then editor of the Weekend section and, finally, art editor of the Arts & Leisure section.

Walking to prevent youth suicide: One mother’s story

Berkshire County ranks highest for suicide rates in the state. Between 2007 and 2016, rates rose dramatically for individuals between the ages of 15 and 19: There was a 50 percent increase for females and a 31 percent increase for males.

U.S. Rep. Neal’s Democratic opponent styles herself a ‘problem solver’

Amatul-Wadud is running for Congress to address what she believes are some hard truths about the living conditions in the district that Rep. Neal and others won’t talk about.

News Briefs: Amatul-Wadud in Sheffield; FY19 conference budget report approved; Mass. solar, wind power increase

Among the issues Amatul-Wadud is raising in her run for Congress are climate change; universal public education; and affordable, high-speed internet access for every resident of the 1st Congressional District.

Bits & Bytes: Simon’s Rock students join walkout; Shakespeare’s birthday celebration; ‘The City Dark’ at Bushnell-Sage Library; GBHS annual meeting; Greenagers scholarship

Greenagers will offer a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior or young person under the age of 25 pursuing secondary education or work experience in the sustainable agriculture field.

News Briefs: Hinds to speak in Sheffield; Complete Streets funding awards

The Sheffield Democratic Committee urges all Berkshires residents, regardless of their political affiliations, to take advantage of the opportunity to meet Hinds in person and discuss issues facing Massachusetts and the nation.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Bitter Game’ at MASS MoCA; ‘How We Got to the Funk;’ Bushnell-Sage anniversary; BHS pop-up fundraiser; ‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions

Originally performed on an outdoor basketball court with its five acts structured as the four quarters and overtime of a basketball game, 'The Bitter Game' explores the experience of being Black in America.

Driver in fatal crosswalk accident charged with motor vehicle homicide

Edward 'Carl' Liebenow pleaded not guilty at Southern Berkshire District Court to motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. Liebenow will also face a civil charge of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Beethoven’ concert; land trust art show; Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night; student art contest winners; ‘Baked to Death’

Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night aims to instill a sense of pride in the neighborhood and aid in the revitalization of the Morningside area.
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