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Crumbling of Slavery in Massachusetts Celebrated on 'Elizabeth Freeman Day'
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — On Aug. 21, 1781, in Sheffield, slavery began to crumble in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts when Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman successfully sued for her freedom from slavery more than 80 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. On Sunday, Aug. 20, The Trustees of Reservations will host a day of
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Pittsfield Man Injured After Firework Explodes In Hand
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was taken to the hospital after a large firework blew up in his hand.   Police say at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday a 911 caller reported hearing "a loud bang and someone outside the residence yelling" on View Street. First responders found a 33-year-old man with severe injuries to his
BArT School 2017-2018 Bus Routes
ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School begins the school year on Monday, Aug. 21. School days have been restructured to begin at 8:20 a.m. and end at 3:40 p.m.
Enjoy Great Music at Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Tannery Pond
Pianist Emanuel Ax comes to Tanglewood on Thursday, Aug. 17. Come late August, classical aficionados are grateful for the cornucopia of musical riches the Boston Symphony bestows to rapt audiences within the incomparably bucolic setting that is Tanglewood. Many of those superlative concerts will reside in our collective memory for
Review: 'Company' Hits A Home Run at Barringston Stage
Aaron Tveit stars in Barrington Stage Company's production of 'Company.' (Photo by Daniel Rader" PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hugh Jackman has it. The young Robert Redford had it – that preternatural ability to exude charisma and magnetic sexiness even when standing stone still. Aaron Tveit has it, too, in
Stay Calm on the Investment 'Roller Coaster'
Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn't know that Aug. 16 is National Roller Coaster Day. Actual roller coasters provide people with thrills. But as an investor, how can you stay calm on the "roller coaster" of the financial markets? Here are some suggestions: * Know
Letter: Ways to Protest Safely
To the Editor: With hate groups marching in cities across the U.S., it's tempting to attend to show opposition. However, direct confrontation will only escalate tensions. Hate-mongers are always wrong. Let them be wrong a little farther away from you in order to de-escalate the cycle a bit. I fear we're heading toward more
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Pittsfield Anti-Crime Unit Arrests Man on Drug, Firearm Charges
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's Anti-Crime Unit arrested a Stockbridge man on Monday on drug and firearms charges.    According to police, police officers in plainclothes encountered William Lacy, 26, walking in the area of Center and Bradford streets. The encounter occurred at about 7 p.m. and officers say they
Wrestling Company In Time Crunch to Get Permits to Use Mall
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Truly Independent Wrestling is having trouble settling into its new home.   The fairly recently formed company is planning to hold monthly wrestling shows and workshops teaching sports entertainment. The independent promoters formed last year and held shows in Pittsfield and recently signed a lease at
Dalton Events to Mark Appalachian Trail Community Designation
DALTON, Mass. — The town of Dalton become the third Appalachian Trail Community in the state on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a celebration including hikes, music and a cookout.    State and local officials and representatives from the Appalachian Mountain Club and Appalachian Trail Conservancy will have a short ceremony at
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