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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Life is a beech

When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

News Brief: Hinds foresees economic benefits to western Mass. rail initiative

"[The] announcement, paired with the ongoing efforts to prepare for a pilot season of Berkshire FLYER service shows that we’re positioning the Berkshires and western Mass. for positive economic growth." -- Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield

Panel reimagines passenger rail service — once again — between New York and the Berkshires

The Berkshire Flyer, seasonal weekend passenger rail service between New York and Pittsfield, would have free wifi, accessible stations with parking, a café car and a bicycle storage car.

Hinds persuades Senate to OK study of Berkshires passenger rail service

This study would look at the potential for inaugurating rail service from Pittsfield to New York City via Amtrak’s Hudson River line rather than the southbound rail corridor through Lenox, Great Barrington and into Connecticut.

100 brave Arctic chill to call for return of commuter rail service

"Sustainable economic development will occur because our regions will be far more attractive to young entrepreneurs and investors when we are connected again by passenger rail to New York, and to the world.” -- Train Campaign founder Karen Christensen of Great Barrington
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