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I WITNESS: Is the sky really falling?

Instead of running his mouth, which is his typical modus operandi, Donald Trump is golfing and enjoying the spectacle of the Democratic Party doing what it does best: freaking out and cannibalizing itself, with plenty of help from media pundits.

Berkshire County Jews supported BLM rally

In his letter Steve Rubin writes: "The Berkshire Jewish Federation and every synagogue in the county encouraged their membership to attend Saturday’s demonstration."

Alan Chartock/I Publius: Unfortunate remarks

Dennis Powell, of course, has done a great deal in our area for which he should be very proud.

Dennis Powell remarks at Black Lives Matter rally

These are the voices that matter. Our young people are stepping up, speaking out, they are tired!

EDITORIAL: Amid Washington leadership void and search for racial justice, signs of hope

This fragile and unprecedented period in the nation's history is made worse by an abject lack of leadership in the nation's capital.

Hundreds pack Park Square to protest police brutality and racial injustice

"A justice system the public cannot trust to be fair and equitable is a broken system. A complete investigation and commitment to seek justice for George Floyd is only a start in eliminating the bigotry and racism deeply ingrained in our society. The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office reaffirms our commitment to making long-lasting and formidable changes to eliminate bias at every stage of the criminal justice system." —- Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Wheeler & Taylor donates PPE; bias in business workshop; Curriculum in Motion Institute; recognition for Noble Horizons

The workshop is the first in a three-part training series to help businesses cultivate and steward inclusive retail, restaurant and workplace environments for customers and employees in order to create a culture of belonging.

NAACP Berkshires President Dennis Powell stresses history, importance of correcting injustices

True to the Berkshire County Branch’s commitment and mission since reactivating, it has effectively brought about significant change in the community.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; ‘A Baroque Celebration’ at Saint James Place; culinary arts dinner; ‘Ay Mariposa’ at Mason Library; ‘The...

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Berkshire Hills responds to anti-Semitic threats at middle school

But as everyone agrees, any responses must be part of a larger community reckoning with societal problems that our schools reflect but do not create.

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donations; MCLA lauded for gender equality; Business Model Canvas workshop; holiday house tour volunteers; designation for Russo

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as the top four-year public institution among only 40% of schools to achieve gender equality.

Clinton Church restoration turns the page to a new and important chapter

At midday Wednesday, about 50 people gathered at the church on Elm Court to hear speakers give an accounting of the history of the church and the efforts to save it after it closed five years ago.

Bits & Bytes: Clinton Church restoration kickoff; ‘Kohelet’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Creative Aging’ on Beacon Hill; STEAM Challenge Night; Red Cross blood drives

Close Encounters With Music will kick off its 2019-20 season Sunday, Oct. 27, with the American premiere of Andre Hajdu’s ‘Kohelet’ for four cellos narrated by film, stage and television actor Sam Waterston.

News Brief: BCC to host upcoming school committee, City Council, mayoral debates

On Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 BCC's Connector building, there will be the Pittsfield School Committee forum followed by an At-Large City Council debate at 7:30 p.m.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.

It’s Not That Simple: What’s happening with the Clinton Church Restoration?

The completion of Clinton Church Restoration will help tell the largely unknown story of African Americans in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: Gather-In; transportation to hikes; ‘The Magic of VIM’; Housatonic River cleanup

Participants will be picked up at and returned to either the Berkshire Athenaeum or the Berkshire Dream Center and transported to the various hike locations.

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