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Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence
A reminder what today is really all about: The adoption of a (literally) revolutionary document that stated the grievances of the colonists against England and their resolve to pursue a course of self-determination — without the bindings of hereditary rule. The
Fourth of July Festivities Include Parades, Fireworks
Festivities marking the nation's 243rd birthday will be held around the Berkshires. All events are on Thursday July 4, unless otherwise noted. Planning a trip to Boston? See MassDOT's traffic information. A list of what's open and closed on the holiday can be found here. Boston The annual July 4 Esplanade Events are July
CHP Rolling Out Vaccines for Young Children
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs (CHP) is now offering COVID-19 pediatric vaccines for children between 6 months through age 4.   These vaccines have been clinically tested and approved for use in young children to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19.    Full
Berkshire Waldorf High School Has Plans for Old Stockbridge Town Hall
Stephen Sagarin, Teresa O'Brient, and Cathy Clark on the steps of the Old Town Hall.   STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf High School is proposing to turn Procter Hall into its future home.    School officials on Friday announced a multiyear fundraising campaign to begin the first
Holiday Hours: Independence Day
  Above, the famous John Trumbull painting depicting the presentation of the Declaration to John Hancock. John Adams is standing on the right of the Committee of Five. Right, the Bill of Rights currently on display at Williams College. Independence Day will be celebrated Monday, July 4. It is a federal holiday
Construction Begins in Castle Hill Neighborhood In Great Barrington
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Beginning July 5, 2022 contractors for the Town of Great Barrington will be working in the Castle Hill neighborhood, conducting investigative drilling on various streets.   Work will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., for about 10 days. Contractors will be using a drilling rig to bore holes through
CHP CEO Stepping Down After Nearly 7 Years
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs (CHP) CEO Lia Spiliotes, who has led CHP since 2015, has announced she is stepping down from CHP.    In a statement to staff and colleagues, Spiliotes said she intends to refocus on family health priorities in Boston and New York. She stated she is also turning her
The Classical 'High Season' Bursts Upon the Scene
It's well known that the Berkshires and environs are a mecca for classical music lovers. With the tourist high season – from mid-June through Labor Day – concert activity increases exponentially, offering listeners a cornucopia of musical delights to please every taste.   This week, two magnificent presenter
July 6 Event Commemorates Home of Troy's Garage Baseball Squad
The Troy's Garage team, based in West Stockbridge, was a regional semi-pro baseball power in the 1930s. WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. -- An important piece of Berkshire County baseball history will be honored on Wednesday, July 6, when a plaque is
Bidwell House Museum's Second Summer History Talk
MONTEREY, Mass. —Bidwell House Museum will be having its second history talk of the summer "Murder and Mercy on the Susquehanna: Captain Civility of Conestoga Teaches Pennsylvania Colonists New Principles of Justice" at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 at Tyringham Union Church with a Zoom option.   Pulitzer Prize
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