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I WITNESS: The first annual ‘Profile in Hypocrisy’ award

The courageous understand the risk they take by telling the truth; cowards and hypocrites demonstrate a commitment to deception, even when the deception is both obvious and detrimental to everyone around them.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert; ‘The Making of a Protest Artist’; Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service; tree...

Pops Peterson's presentation will center on those artists whose artwork was devoted to making political change.

Divided selectboard votes to keep Lake Mansfield Road open one-way — for now

Among the problems with a permanent closure, town manager Mark Pruhenski said, is the lack of a plan to deal with a "turn-around and detour of vehicles" from the sudden closure of the Division Street bridge earlier this month.

In a nod to reality, Great Barrington selectmen vote to close Lake Mansfield Road

The report the task force presented Monday night said that the preliminary cost estimate for an 18-foot-wide paved road "including subsurface reconstruction, proper drainage and stabilization of the lake edge is at least $1 million."

NEWS ANALYSIS: In a matter of minutes, plastic water bottle ban rode a giant wave

What started off as a civic exercise turned into a lesson in how a righteous cause can gather steam, convince fence-sitters, transition to a generational issue and overwhelm the opposition.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence awards grants; new Downtown Pittsfield Inc.executive director; nonprofit leaders workshop; BCC appoints trustees; Berkshire Money Management seeks...

The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence has awarded $7,760 to Berkshire Hills Regional School District teachers and other community programs to support innovative and student-centered projects.

Three recreational trails among 10 projects vying for Community Preservation funding

This year, the CPA application requests from the town of Great Barrington and other organizations totaled more than $1 million.

Bits & Bytes: Affordable Care Act rally; habitat slideshow; Kiwanis scholarships; Writers Read; CoA luncheon

The rally at Park Square in Pittsfield, Mass., in support of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare is one of hundreds of similar events being held across the country this Saturday.

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