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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Black Lives Matter rally denounces persistent racism in America

“There is racism in our system of justice and this is the moment to do something about it.” -- Berkshire state Sen. Adam Hinds

All lives matter

In her letter Susan Winston writes: “We need to stand against all racism -- direct and physical as happened to George Floyd or implied and purely “nasty” as perpetrated by our president.”

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

POEM: Reflection

it's our neck it's our knee it's our knee on our neck

News Brief: District Attorney Harrington joins ‘Visit A Prison Challenge’

The “Visit a Prison Challenge” encourages all state and federal policymakers to visit a prison or jail.

Alan Chartock: Mistake-prone politicians

Let’s take a look at some recent mistakes politicians have made that have come back to bite them in the lower posterior.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Hydrotherapy

Our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala discovers that sometimes the oddest of circumstances can remind us how a landscape can provide solace.

Business Briefs: National Dance Presenters’ Forum; Berkshire Bank donates to CDCSB; Fitch Ratings upgrades Kimball Farms; Berkshire United Way community investments

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to the CDCSB.

Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative launched

Thinking about all of the good that would have been done and the lives saved if Stumo had been given a chance to continue her work ultimately fueled the discussion about how to build her legacy.

From attack helicopters to fancy chocolatiers: Piloting the ship at Catherine’s

The Kinneys had started a small gift-basket business some years back. They assembled baskets comprised of products made in the Berkshires or very nearby: to wit, Bola Granola; Harney Teas; and of course, Catherine's Chocolates. So they were no strangers to Sinico's business before they looked into buying it.

Special permit in hand, Lee’s Eagle Mill developer is on a roll

The Eagle Mill project reached perhaps its most important milestone last month when local and state officials, including Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, visited the mill to announce a $4.9 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to upgrade water lines and support residential and commercial development.

REVIEW: ‘Live From Here’ broadcast at Tanglewood showcases Americana music

Lenox -- When Chris Thile first appeared on Garrison Keillor’s radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion, he was 15 years old and had been...

Joy E. Fox, 92, of Lenox

She enjoyed the Berkshires, the history of cottages, and loved driving through her beautiful Berkshires.

COMMENTARY: Dental bill extracted from committee – at last

It has become a well-established fact by now that good dental health is a necessary and  contributing factor to good overall health.

Please don’t flush! Town ponders ban on ‘disposable’ wipes

In Great Barrington, it's costing $150,000 annually and is rising at 30 percent per year, to unclog the town sewer system. Reliable estimates put the cost of fixing the wipe clogs nationwide at $1 billion per year.

Water protector Winona LaDuke speaks on ‘cannibal economics,’ courage and fighting pipelines

“We have a shot at stopping some pretty extreme behavior at the end of the cannibal or the 'wendigo' economy. And that is, in my estimation, a great spiritual opportunity for us all.” -- Winona LaDuke
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