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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

Baker extends nonessential business closures, ban on gatherings of more than 10 to May 4

Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

‘Searching for the Moon’ unearths one woman’s journey of returning to her past

In the end, Amber Chand is able to see all of her life as a gift, even the challenges.

THEATRE REVIEW: Hubbard Hall’s ‘Stupid F*%king Bird’ is amusing, faithful to Chekhov’s intentions

Aaron Posner's play is a little bit loose, a comedy with tragic overtones, that follows the original pretty closely, but moves it into our very own time and place.

With hearing on pot-growing proposal set for Monday, company changes its plan, then withdraws

The proposal, first made public in September, has alarmed residents of the neighborhood, whose concerns range from noise and odors to the effect of the Fulcrum project on property values and the aforementioned impact on the water supply.

“It’s not just opinions flying around the room”: The Berkshire Conversation Project considers gun violence

One local group of about a dozen people has started a conversation about guns by learning how not to interrupt each other.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘I Am My Own Wife’ at Hubbard Hall features marvelous creative work, superb actor

The two-week run is at least two weeks too short. This play requires the life that can come through an engaged audience. The play is wonderful, the creative work is marvelous and the actor is superb.

Jane ‘Jennie’ Butler, 87, of Lenox

After retiring from teaching, she volunteered for over 25 years at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center where she helped adults earn their GEDs and taught English as a second language.

Valerie Evans, 86, of Lenox

On returning to England, she was employed as a private nurse for Sir Winston Churchill, living for several months in the home of Sir Winston and Lady Churchill at Hyde Park Gate.

PROFILE: Timothy Lee, Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School principal

"A lot of different needs have come into the building that have been absorbed over a relatively short period of time, and how to accommodate all of theses needs while being as inclusive as possible has been a challenge. We are doing a lot of interesting things here to try and rise to that challenge, and I was really interested in being part of it." --Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School principal Timothy Lee

New ideas and plans at Monument Mountain: An interview with Monument Mountain Regional High School’s new principal

"If our goal is always to be the best school we possibly can be, we have to continue to ask questions and learn how to do things better." -- Douglas Wine, MMRHS principal

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association defines categories for third season

The object of the selection of winners is not to single out the “best” in any category, but to reward the outstanding elements of the season, the work that is not possible to forget, that stands out, that exemplifies excellence.

Priscilla Rogers Burdsall, 84, of Egremont

In 1989, they returned to Egremont and Baldwin Hill to turn Richard’s childhood home into the Baldwin Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, which they ran for 22 years.

Business Briefs: Restoration grant for Shays’ Rebellion monument; Davis joins Mill Renaissance LLC; Red Lion Inn artist residency; Cultural Facilities Fund grant for CATA;...

Davis will report directly to principal developer Jeffrey N. Cohen on projects including a $70 million revitalization of the historic Eagle Mill in Lee and the revitalization of the Spinning Mill, a 225,000-square-foot mill in Adams.

The Rev. Joseph P. Bishop, 99, of New Marlborough

He was profoundly committed to social justice throughout his life, most actively so during the 1960s when he participated in the iconic March on Washington in August 1963 and in a demonstration in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for which he was briefly jailed.

News Brief: Save the Art – Save the Museum to hold rally at Harvard University

Save the Art - Save the Museum will rally outside the American Alliance of Museums conference at Harvard University.
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