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CONNECTIONS: A tale of two 19th-century Berkshire women

One had a solid impact on Berkshire County and her generation. While the other, although more famous, may have had no impact on the county at all. You decide.

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

News Brief: Impeachment rally Tuesday at Park Square

Protestors will demand that the House of Representatives fulfill its constitutional duty by impeaching Donald Trump and that the Senate remove him from office for attempting to rig the 2020 elections.

Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; Dana Cowin at Scoville Library; ‘Christmas at Trinity’; Jewish music talk; Lenox Historical Society open house

The Park Square tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and include carols performed by the Taconic High School chorus and hot chocolate provided by Patrick’s Pub.

Protesters shine ‘Lights for Liberty’ on Trump immigration policies

“I have a child who was born here, but as immigrants -- the way we look, the way we sound -- sometimes we feel scared because even if we're here as citizens, I feel like anything can happen to us.” -- Maria, an immigrant from El Salvador

Bits & Bytes: Lights for Liberty gatherings; Aston Magna on Rubens; ‘The Tricky Part’ at Ancram Opera House; Williams College at solar eclipse in...

Guest director Richard Savino will present the music that influenced the art of Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire pomp and ceremony

The New York Times described Lenox as “all gaiety, life and fashion.”

CONNECTIONS: Riding the historic Berkshire rail line

The Lenox railway station serves as a museum and tells the Berkshire railroad story. Step inside and step back in time when trains moved America.

Activists rally, demand that officials #ReleaseThe(full)Report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Many were carrying—or, in some cases, wearing—signs condemning Trump and demanding that officials "release the full report" and insisting that "no one is above the law."

National day of action to demand release of Mueller report

Protests will take place in hundreds of cities and towns and are being organized by a coalition of dozens of public interest organizations.

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Music in Common Community MeetUps; ‘I’m Going to Graceland’ at the Colonial; ‘What’s It?’ Show and Tell

Community MeetUps integrate the creative arts and cross-cultural immersion as a platform for conflict transformation and civic engagement.

Berkshire Immigrant Center to host free citizenship workshop

According to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Berkshire County has the most diverse foreign-born population of any county in the state.

CONNECTIONS: Dining on Berkshire history

In Berkshire County, from north to south, there are restaurants that have been serving hungry customers for more than 200 years.

‘Families Belong Together’ rally at Park Square in Pittsfield

When children’s needs for comfort and connection are not addressed, their confusion and desperation can lead to lasting emotional and social deterioration.

Hundreds demonstrate at Park Square against Trump immigration policy, joining 700 nationwide protests

“We need immigrants. We don’t need a wall around this country.” -- U.S. Rep. Richard Neal

Hundreds in Berkshire County join nationwide #MarchForOurLives protest calling for end to gun violence

"Let's keep the heat on the NRA ... don't let the NRA make this about mental health. This is about guns." -- Christopher Biernacki, a mental-health professional at Berkshire Medical Center, a veteran and former police officer

Bits & Bytes: Cocek! Brass Band at Dewey Hall; ‘March for Our Lives’ solidarity rally; VITA taxathon; ‘GI Jews’ documentary; ‘Telling Your Story in...

Indivisible Pittsfield urges the community to join a student-led March for Our Lives solidarity rally in support of common-sense gun law reforms Saturday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at Park Square in Pittsfield.
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