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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.

Sue-Cray Farm Family Compound with 7 bedrooms, 4 baths and a great pool!

Tom Doyle of Lance Vermeulen Real Estate offers a family compound with great views, wonderful pool, and perfect location surrounded by beautiful protected lands.

Town Hall Briefs: Fairview Hospital’s COVID-19 ‘surge’ plan; illegal parking at Monument Reservation; runners and cyclists take caution

But thankfully the surge never materialized. So Dr. Adrian Elliot urged those who would normally be seeking care at Fairview to return to that practice.

Coronavirus impact: Some South County businesses close, some struggle, others do well

If you're a restaurant owner who wants to stay open in the midst of a public health crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, you essentially have one choice: trying to eke out a living by offering take-out, and perhaps delivery.

A “Happening” at Naumkeag

A “Happening” took place last month at a Gilded Age, Stanford White-designed Berkshire cottage, attracting bluebloods, socialites and music fans. Naumkeag may never be the same.

Woman rescued after 75-foot fall on Monument Mountain

The hiker was flown by Life Net to Albany Medical Center. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

Meet Troy Bond, Berkshire Food Co-op’s new general manager

"It’s a really interesting time—and I think it’s a real perfect time—for strategic planning. That’s the fun of it. What are we going to do this year—and in two years, three years, four years—to continue to grow and make this a fun, vibrant place that brings the community together?" --Berkshire Food Co-op general manager Troy Bond

It’s Not That Simple: Where should solar power installations be sited?

This column is a companion to the WSBS radio call-in show, “It’s Not That Simple.” Every other Friday at 9:05 we will discuss and...

Hancock Shaker Village ‘Food for Thought’ program offers dinner, talk with author Rebecca Soffer

“Grief is a topic that makes most people want to run for the hills, but we’re not doing ourselves any favors by responding in that way.” -- Rebecca Soffer

BerkShares Business of the Month: Chesterwood

The first retail location to carry BerkShares postcards, Chesterwood supports BerkShares as a marketing opportunity to reinforce the connection to the Berkshire economy.

Mary Gendler: A life of peaceful protest

It was during an audience with the Dalai Lama the very next month that the Gendlers suggested the Tibetans might have more success if they learned new ways to struggle nonviolently.

News Brief: Great Barrington Fire Department rescues dog following fall

After another passing hiker assisted by climbing across the boulders and identified the dog's location, Great Barrington firefighters were able to access the crevice and retrieve the dog.

For Sale in Great Barrington

Check out these wonderful Great Barrington properties!

Business Briefs: Barnbrook Realty joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; National Women Build Week; Massachusetts Whale Trail; grant for Berkshire Children & Families; Salisbury Bank scholarships

Telling the story of the Commonwealth through its connection to whales, the Massachusetts Whale Trail features nearly 40 stops along the coast as well as a literary tangent connecting sites in western Massachusetts.

Armchair travel along old toll roads

While few of us will miss the tollbooths on the Mass Pike, it’s fascinating to learn that some two-centuries-old tollhouses are still intact in the greater Berkshires.

Business Briefs: Fairview welcomes Dr. Nykiel; ‘5 Reasons to Visit Great Barrington’; Lenox 250th committee distributes excess funds; Flying Deer offers programs at new...

Since several initiatives raised more funds than were necessary to accomplish its goals, the Lenox 250th Anniversary Committee decided to donate the excess to organizations that will directly assist Lenox residents.

‘Distressed’ man rescued after climbing Monument Mountain

The man had entered the Monument Mountain Reservation, climbed to Squaw Peak, stopped at Devil's Pulpit -- a free-standing pillar of stone visible from the Squaw Peak Trail -- and started screaming.
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