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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.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

AUDIOBOOKS: British-narrated classics

Looking back on the classics we found four recent audiobooks, all narrated by Brits who bring new life to titles that should not be forgotten.

THEATRE REVIEW: Town Players of Pittsfield’s ‘New and Used,’ a promise premiere

The play needs a few nips and tucks, some cuts and some improvements, but the show's concept is delicious and the flow of the piece is right on.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Miss Bennet’ at the REP is a witty, delightful Christmas gift

Even in those few moments when the play is still and motionless, there is a sense of time slipping away and urgency prompting action.

THEATRE REVIEW: DTF’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ fills the stage with delicious portraits of classic romance-novel characters

As good as the script is, the bulk of the awarding here must go to the director for directing this comedy romance in such a clever, swift, well-timed fashion.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Water lilies, two ways

What intrigued me most about two water lily sightings was how the setting influenced my response to this wonderful aquatic.

THEATRE: Bells are ringing in ‘Pride & Prejudice’

This P&P is blissful mirth -- a special potion of affectionate, bemused cynicism and realistic optimism about human nature.

News Brief: Alison Larkin named ambassador in U.S. by Jane Austen Literacy Foundation

Money donated from the purchase of Larkin’s Jane Austen audiobooks will be directed to support the Literacy Network of South Berkshire,

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