|Berkshire Reps: Unity Strong at Democratic Convention|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reports over the news are of a divisive and split Democratic National Convention, with chants and boos targeting some speakers.
But on the vast floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, and Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, aren't hearing
|Harrington Calls for Override of Governor's Vetoes|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Democrat Andrea Harrington, candidate for state Senate, is urging the Legislature to restore funding that Gov. Charlie Baker recently cut from the state budget that had been approved by the House and Senate.
"I am deeply troubled as several of the governor's vetoes will be harmful to the people and
|Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Tops $2 Million in Summer Grants|
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The board of directors of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation have announced the recipients of the second round of grantmaking for 2016.
The foundation distributed a total of $430,378 in grants to individuals and nonprofits in the four-county region it serves; $496,786 in scholarships to graduating high school
|Biz Briefs: Simon Scholarships, Canyon Ranch Luxury Residences|
A little help: Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England, parent company of the Lee Premium Outlets, have awarded 26 high school seniors with Simon Youth Foundation Scholarships totaling more than $80,000.
Locally, Emma Lezberg of Pittsfield and Erica Perrea of Hinsdale were each given scholarships.
|Berkshires Beat: Chesterwood Installation, Louison House Help|
Remember this: Chesterwood is hosting a site-specific installation by New York conceptual artist Marko Remec, currently on view in the Studio Field through Oct. 2.
The work, titled "Remember What (Field Totem)," is the latest in Remec's "Totem Series" and is a reconfiguration of a portion of his installation
|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
|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
|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
|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
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