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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Our cultural organizations need us because we need them

In the Berkshires, the negative impacts on our arts and cultural organizations and the tourism they bring will have ripple effects throughout our local economy.

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

News Brief: New Ashford presents town flag to state officials

New Ashford’s flag was presented to the Bureau of the State House during Wednesday’s ceremony in the Great Hall of Flags, which serves as the largest function room in the State House.

Dying with dignity a human right

In a letter to the editor, Stephen Glick writes: "The End of Life Options Act has 64 co-sponsors, including Berkshire County's Sen. Adam Hinds and Reps. John Barrett, Paul Mark and Smitty Pignatelli."

Business Briefs: Berkshire Workforce Skills Cabinet meets Ash; Hazzard to leave Berkshire United Way; ArtWeek event applications; apprenticeship coordinator for RSYP; financial literacy coordinator...

Berkshire United Way has announced that, after serving 10 years as president and CEO of the organization, Kristine Hazzard has resigned with an intended departure date of Sunday, June 30, 2019.

News Briefs: Pignatelli appointed to rail study advisory committee; Hinds’ holiday open house; expansion grant for CHP; priority designation for Mount Washington

Through a partnership with the Nature Conservancy, the Schenob Brook restoration/Becker Pond Dam removal project will benefit wild Eastern brook trout and other species threatened by the effects of climate change.

In aftermath of Pittsburgh synagogue assault, interfaith vigil offers solidarity against hatred and violence

The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: "The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference."

News Briefs: Berkshire Museum searches for new executive director; Fairview participates in emergency drill; Lafayette Trail bill

On Saturday Sept. 15, Fairview Hospital participated in an exercise of the National Disaster Medical System exercise.

Markey, Warren, Neal to file legislation forcing Charter to carry Massachusetts stations

North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard noted the irony that WWLP, the NBC affiliate in Springfield, sent a camera crew to the news conference but coverage of it would not be available to Charter's Berkshire County subscribers.
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