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Berkshire Reps Serve Important Roles at Democratic Convention
  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark remembers the first time he watched a Democratic National Convention in 1988.   He watched the speeches and the celebration of the party and was fascinated. He's watched every single one since and volunteered at the 2004 convention in Boston that nominated Secretary of
Hathaway Late RBI Lifts Cages on Road
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Kellen Hathaway singled to drive home Eric Leitch in the top of the seventh to break a 6-6 tie and propel the Cages Baseball Club under-22 team to an 7-6  win over the Capital City Reds on Saturday.   The win helped the Cages avoid a three-game sweep by Capital City after the hosts picked up an 8-0 win in
Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires
Tim Durrin and friends on bicycles. Durrin turned to social work after his military service. See the trailer here. NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas. "A Small Good Thing" won best
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Chinese Garden Unveiled at Naumkeag
Dragon Dancers were part of the festivities. See more photos here. STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Hundreds gathered at the annual Naumkeag Afternoon Garden Party on Saturday to celebrate the newly renovated Chinese Garden. Barbara Erickson, Trustees of Reservations president and CEO, welcomed honorary co-Chairs Yo-Yo Ma and his
@theMarket: Markets Need to Digest Recent Gains
Greed and fear make the world go round. While Donald Trump attempted to tap into the latter emotion in his acceptance speech this week, investors were mesmerized by the opposite emotion, at least where the stock market is concerned. It is true that the markets, like the humans that trade them, tend to vacillate between these emotions when
Two Local Women Join Wild Oats Management Team
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Wild Oats Market, a cooperatively owned natural foods grocery store, cafe and bakery, has added two local women to its management team. Sarah Thurston Housman, a native of Williamstown, was appointed as marketing manager and Shannon Toye, of North Adams, was hired as prepared foods manager. "We're
Three Williams Faculty Receive Nelson Bushnell Prize
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Three faculty members at Williams College have been recognized for excellence in teaching and writing. Andrea Barrett (English), Justin Crowe (political science), and Sarah Goh (chemistry) are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize, an award given annually to faculty since 1995. Barrett was
Williams Science Camp Serves Youngsters, Collegians
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Learning went both ways at Williams College's Summer Science Lab this month.   "One of my interns said this morning, 'The kids were my teachers this week as well,' " lab director Stephen Bechtel said last week.   Bechtel spoke as week one came to an end at the day camp
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Olver Endorses Adam Hinds for State Senate Seat
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Democratic state Senate candidate Adam Hinds has picked up the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver. Olver, of Amherst, said he was "thrilled to endorse Adam Hinds for state Senate." The retired Democratic congressman is the highest profile endorsement for the Hinds so far; he has also been
'Ghostbusters': The Graces of Wraith
"Ghostbusters," the third film in the franchise originated by Aykroyd, Ramis and Reitman in 1984, reboots the saga of paranormal booga booga with four funny ladies starring in what is essentially a séance gone wild. Asserting that anything the male Ghostbusters could do, they can do wackier, it is a movie of moments and ideas,
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