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  1. Great Barrington: Library to celebrate W.E.B. Du Bois' birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Berkshire Eagle

    Housatonic Heritage announces a birthday celebration for W.E.B. Du Bois from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Mason Library Community Room. Welcome to your discussion forum: Click the login link below to sign in with or to set up a Disqus account or to access your social networking account.

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  2. Letter: Wise road spending, not more taxationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Eagle editorial of Feb. 24 laments the death of the indexing of the gas tax to inflation, repealed by the voters in November. This tax was to the liberal politicians, perfect.

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  3. In the courtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Berkshire Eagle

    Peter Duntz, 43, of Barracks Road, Canaan, Conn., submitted to sufficient facts for a guilty plea to one count of violation of an abuse prevention order. He was fined $50 and his case was continued without a finding until May 8. Charles S. Izenstein, 36, of Tennyson Drive, Longmeadow, submitted to sufficient facts for a guilty plea to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

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  4. Northwest Connecticut lawmakers: Housatonic Railroad Line should be...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Berkshire Eagle

    Both state and local officials are supporting a bill that would fix up the existing freight rail line to prevent derailments. The bill also calls for resurrecting passenger rail service from New York City, through northwestern Connecticut and on to Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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  5. Bernard A. Drew: A meander through Cornwarrior ReserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Berkshire Eagle

    GREAT BARRINGTON >> Perusing properties listed on the Berkshire Natural Resources Council website, I picked Cornwarrior Reserve, not so much for its curious name, but for its closeness. It's on the east side of Hartsville-Mill River Road in New Marlborough, slightly south of the intersection with Adsit-Crosby Road.

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  6. Joseph W. Ryan: Laying railwork for train serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> There has been study after study and meeting after meeting regarding passenger rail service from Pittsfield to New York, Pittsfield to Boston, and Pittsfield to the USA. Other areas of the commonwealth are also exploring commuter rail extensions and additions.

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  7. Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy winners honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Berkshire Eagle

    Three students represented Berkshire Hills Regional School District at the Massachusetts VFW Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contest awards dinner held on Jan. 11 in Milford. From left to right are Lauren E. Kinne, Sophie L. Cohen and Joseph A. Grochmal.

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  8. Monument Valley's Kinne to represent state in national competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Berkshire Eagle

    Courtesy of VFW Post 8183 Commander Mike Casey Massachusetts Patriot's Pen winner Lauren Kinne, center, with parents Kevin and Cathleen. GREAT BARRINGTON >> Monument Valley Regional Middle School eighth-grade student Lauren E. Kinne won first place statewide in the annual VFW "Patriot's Pen" essay contest, a competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars that attracts entries from more than 100,000 sixth-, seventh- and eighth- graders nationwide. 1 comment

  9. Our Opinion: A little closer to Pittsfield-NYC passenger railRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Berkshire Eagle

    It is still a long way from Pittsfield to New York City by passenger train, but an important link has been made. The $12 million purchase of the 37-mile Housatonic Railroad line between Pittsfield and Canaan, Connecticut, by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation enables the state to undertake the necessary upgrades to the line.

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  10. Steven Nikitas: Passenger train to N.Y. won't runRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Berkshire Eagle

    PITTSFIELD >> The proposed passenger train from Pittsfield to New York City will be an expensive debacle. Travelers currently have three ways to get to/from New York: By driving all the way; by taking the Peter Pan bus; or by driving to the Metro-North commuter terminal at Wassaic on Route 22 in New York state and taking the train. 1 comment

  11. Department of Transportation buys Housatonic Railroad line between Pittsfield, ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Berkshire Eagle

    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has purchased the Housatonic Railroad line from Pittsfield to Canaan, Conn. This view is where the line passes the Lenox Train Station in Lenox Dale.

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  12. Frozen assets: Commercial ice harvesting once provided winter income for farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Berkshire Eagle

    SHEFFIELD >> The late Walter D. Hewins Sr., a life-long Sheffield resident, learned the hard way not to trust the Housatonic River during the annual ice harvest. As a young man during one winter in the 1920s, Hewins fell through a thin shelf of ice covered with snow, where he had cut blocks from the frozen waterway a few days earlier.

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  13. Lenox Reads Together takes "Flight"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    LENOX >> The delicate balance between preserving and exploiting the environment is the timely topic for this winter's third annual Lenox Reads Together project, organized by Lenox Library Executive Director Sharon Hawkes. Author Barbara Kingsolver's critically praised 2012 novel, "Flight Behavior," a tale of suspense set in contemporary Appalachia, is the touchstone for the six-event program from Jan. 24-Feb. 26, including an opening day collaboration with The Mount, home of the Edith Wharton Restoration.

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  14. Lenox Reads Together takes "Flight"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    LENOX >> The delicate balance between preserving and exploiting the environment is the timely topic for this winter's third annual Lenox Reads Together project, organized by Lenox Library Executive Director Sharon Hawkes. Author Barbara Kingsolver's critically praised 2012 novel, "Flight Behavior," a tale of suspense set in contemporary Appalachia, is the touchstone for the six-event program from Jan. 24-Feb. 26, including an opening day collaboration with The Mount, home of the Edith Wharton Restoration.

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  15. Letter: Cozy Ramsdell a Berkshire treasureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    I recently spent a pleasant hour at The Ramsdale Library in Housatonic. I was happy to see so many people there, some reading, others watching a movie or enjoying the grand old building and each other.

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  16. Ramsdell Library to offer Sunday hours, programmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Starting this week, the Ramsdell Public Library in Housatonic will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, when it also will feature special programming. As an "experiment," the library will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in an attempt to draw people to the library, to keep it vital and to be a prelude to the "Ramp Up Ramsdell" fundraising campaign, according to Holly Hamer, chairman of the library's board of trustees. 2 comments

  17. Nightlife: Things to do in the BerkshiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Don't let the cold keep you indoors this weekend. Get out and try one of these fun, local events.

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  18. Concert to benefit Fairview patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    GREAT BARRINGTON >> A concert to benefit the "Music for Healthcare Fund" is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Unitarian Church, 1089 Main St., in Housatonic. Performing a wide variety of muscal genres will be local musicians Doug Schmolze, voice and guitar; Melinda Gardener, Celtic harp; and Eric Martin, violin/viola.

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  19. Next phase of PCB cleanup underway off Dalton AvenueRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Berkshire Eagle

    Workers from Maxymillian Construction remove phragmites, an invasive species, from a swampy area near Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield. The work is part of a restoration that will later include PCB cleanup in another section of the area.

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  20. Watson Fund tops goal a " thanks to record $15,000 anonymous giftRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Berkshire Eagle

    For 78 years, the John S. Watson Fund has provided a snapshot of South Berkshire County's holiday season. It was no different this year.

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