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State Rep. Pignatelli appointed as Lenox’s interim town manager, effective July 1

Select Board members applauded filling the opening with a local resident already knowledgeable with town workings.

The curious life of Rawson Brook Farm’s Susan Sellew

Today, Rawson Brook Farm can lay claim to being the oldest continuously operating commercial cheesemaking farm in Berkshire County.

New style of masks, designed and built in Housatonic

Local firm pivots to save business and help the community.

Local takeout: Supporting the big picture

“We’re accustomed and willing to be creative with what’s available,” said Cantina 229 chef/owner Josh Irwin, who hopes current times will create new ways of life for many.

It’s Not That Simple: Food doesn’t grow in grocery stores

We thought at the beginning of a new year, we should give thanks for the food we eat, and acknowledge the hard work it takes to produce that food.

BerkShares Business of the Month: Braise Worthy

Braise Worthy has a unique business model: Through a direct-to-consumer subscription service, meals are delivered weekly to three pick-up locations throughout the southern Berkshires.

2019 Berkshire International Film Festival ‘the best year yet’

Great Barrington -- “This will be the best year yet,” Kelley Vickery, founder and artistic director of the Berkshire International Film Festival, stated during her...

Dogs and cows both need protection from the elements

In his letter Ron Majdalany writes: “While both dogs and cows may be capable of survival without protection from the elements, good management practices dictate that neither species should be forced to do so."

Animal agriculture in winter: What farmers do when they’re not growing greens

“We don’t see as much agriculture here as you would in a different part of the country,” Sean Stanton explained; as a result, “you end up with people wondering why the cows are outside in the snow and not understanding how their systems work.”

Nick Stanton, 75, of Great Barrington

Nick was an enthusiastic dancer, taylor, knitter, woodworker, life coach, furniture builder, eyeglass builder, ordained minister and mousetrap inventor.

Great Barrington Selectboard Chairman Sean Stanton to step aside, Cooke to run for re-election

In the last few years, Stanton has guided the selectboard through the sale of the old Castle Street firehouse, the reconstruction of Main Street, and the approval for the conversion of the former Searles High School to an upscale 88-room hotel on Bridge Street.

Sustainable Berkshires: North Plain Farm’s new digs

“A diverse and healthy ecosystem and a livestock farm are not mutually exclusive." -- Tess Diamond

WHAT’S COOKIN’: Alice Maggio, piemaker

After graduating from Wesleyan, she worked as a baker for Four & Twenty Blackbirds, the well-regarded bakery that had just opened on Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Bits & Bytes: Native American Festival; the Skivvies at the Colonial; Diane Taraz at the Bidwell House; expansion grant for CHP; 2016 Local Farmer...

The goal of the Local Farmer Awards is to strengthen farmers’ abilities to compete in the marketplace so that the region benefits from the environmental, health, and economic advantages of local farming.

Culinary Adventures: The Housie Market

The menu at the Housie Market is peppered with items not found elsewhere, such as poached eggs on polenta. Then there’s the Contactors’ Special, a “great deal” what with two eggs, cheddar, bacon, and her homemade tomato salsa on ciabatta with a cup of coffee for $6.99.
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