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Tri-Town Board of Health proposes fee hikes

The agency unanimously approved supporting a permanent home in Stockbridge's Town Hall.

Escape to Beautiful Mount Washington!

Maureen White Kirkby offers the perfect getaway on idyllic Mount Washington, like new, ready to move in and easy to care for.

Stunning Craftsman-Built Home With Relaxing Views

Lance Vermeulen of Lance Vermeulen Real Estate offers a stunning, craftsman-built home with relaxing views.

Homes with Porches

What's better than relaxing on a porch on a summer day? We have great porch properties offered by Sheila Thunfors of Stone House Properties, Berkshire Property Agents, Mary Jo Piretti of Piretti Real Estate and Wheeler & Taylor Real Estate.

NATURE’S TURN: Birch trees seed the new year; farmers feed seasonal favorites

Yellow birch, with its glistening golden bark that lifts and curls like paper birch, and black birch, also known as sweet or cherry birch, are mainstays of our Berkshire landscape.

NATURE’S TURN: Winter muse, then arctic freeze, winds transform the landscape

Plants painted with prickly frost crystals sparkled, lit by morning’s first sunbeams. Every sparkle flashed rainbow colors. Each uniquely rimed leaf invited a close-up look.

Little engine that could: Mount Washington flips switch on fiber

"This is going to be a radical change for all us. Everybody’s talking about it." -- Mount Washington resident Eleanor Tillinghast "People may have ruled Mount Washington out before. But we just catapulted ahead of other towns in terms of amenities." -- Brian Tobin, chair of the Selectboard

NATURE’S TURN: Dress rehearsal for Halloween: The killing frost

Halloween came to my garden a week early. The fabric meant to prolong the lives of plants transformed into their ghosts.

Berkshire Region real estate sales Oct. 1-7, 2017

The latest weekly report of real estate sales in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut.

Berkshire real estate sales September 17-23, 2017

The latest weekly report of real estate sales in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut: Sept. 17-23,2017

Berkshire region real estate sales, April 3-May 6, 2017

The latest weekly report of real estate sales in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut, for the week of April 30-May 6, 2017.

Berkshire region real estate sales April 16-22, 2017

The latest weekly report of real estate transactions in the Berkshire region of Western Massachusetts and Northwest Connecticut, April 16-22, 2017.

EYES TO THE SKY: Williams College astronomer prepares for solar eclipse

The upcoming eclipse will be the first to span the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

NATURE’S TURN: Recreate familiar ground, explore its depths anew

In the wild and in the garden, the season is about a month later than last year, when I noted that spring arrived a month earlier than the year before.

EYES TO THE SKY: Spring star Arcturus, planet Jupiter, full Egg Moon, more NEAF

You’ll know Arcturus by remembering to “arc to Arcturus” – simply follow the curve of the Dipper’s handle until you arrive at a big, orange star, the second brightest star in northern skies, second only to Sirius the Dog Star.

NATURE’S TURN: Spring light, garden warm-ups, moderate drought

The summer of 2016 was the first time in my 25 years of making my home on the Taconic Plateau that I witnessed dry streambeds, shrunken ponds and even the rich top layer of my deep garden beds become dust.

EYES TO THE SKY: Vernal equinox, Mercury at dusk, NEAF

On this, the vernal equinox, let’s pause together to notice sunrise due east on the horizon and the higher arc our star draws as it climbs and then descends to its due west position on the skyline.
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