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PREVIEW: Aston Magna Family Day at Saint James Place, Saturday, May 25

It is commonplace for children to experience private epiphanies simply by holding a musical instrument in their hands for the first time.

Berkshire Flyer pilot rail service funded for 2020; passenger rail on Housatonic line remains a question mark

Skeptics of the Berkshire Flyer weekend-only, tourist-oriented concept support instead a daily passenger rail service from New York's Grand Central Terminal via Connecticut and up through the Housatonic Valley to the Berkshires that would include four stations in Berkshire County: Sheffield; Great Barrington; Lee; and the terminus at the Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Viva La Femme!’ at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Berkshire Supergenerians’; ‘In Process with Zoe Scofield’; filmmaking talk

“Berkshire Supergenerians: A Forum for Seniors” is geared toward people in their 60s to their 90s; those concerned about aging well; and those who provide health, wellness and medical services to an older population.

Options now abound for potential passenger rail to the Berkshires

Three different ideas for three different routes to get people to the Berkshires. And it's anyone's guess as to which one will win the day.

‘Berkshire Flyer’ is the only viable rail route to New York City

In his letter to the editor, Eddie Sporn of West Stockbridge writes: "That train to Danbury, Connecticut, has left the station and it ain’t coming back."

Panel reimagines passenger rail service — once again — between New York and the Berkshires

The Berkshire Flyer, seasonal weekend passenger rail service between New York and Pittsfield, would have free wifi, accessible stations with parking, a café car and a bicycle storage car.

Dimitrios ‘Jimmy’ Kouloganes, 78, of Great Barrington

Dimitri was born on September 4, 1936, in Pellana, Greece, son of Panyiota and Panayioti. After graduating from the Gymnasium of Sparti, he immigrated to Stamford, Conn., and joined his father working to bring the family to America.

Samuel Banks Shapiro, 52, of Great Barrington

He was a devoted and loving father to the three children who are his survivors: a daughter Paige Marie, and two sons, Nicholas Leonard and Mathew William.
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