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Cecropia, Our Sylvan King
By Tor Hansen, Guest Column
07:15PM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Soleil Osprey Cole, taken some years ago in Wellfleet, who found a rainbow larvae and cared for it until it emerged as a cecropia moth the following year. Below, a watercolor by Hansen of 'Cecropia Moth Lifecycle with Blackburnian and Wilson's Warblers.'  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — So majestic is Hyalophora cecropia in appearance and biology that our sylvan king of the realm is a fitting title.   Just how this regal silk moth can engineer survival despite an inborn handicap is to its credit all the more remarkable. That such a resourceful creature can change form, starting with a tiny egg advancing to an enticing armored caterpillar, to a

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Big Names, Great Popular Music Land in Berkshires
By Grace Lichtenstein, Special to iBerkshires
02:52PM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yes, it’s still early in the season. But lots of toe-tapping pleasures await.

First things first: If you don't have your tickets to the Barrington Stage's "The Royal Family of Broadway," a world premiere, stop reading this column for a moment and buy them right now. The show has garnered rave reviews everywhere — in the Wall Street Journal, the Albany Times Union and elsewhere. It sounds like a cinch that the show will eventually make it to Broadway itself. But it's here in Pittsfield now — through July 7. Find details online.

 

Tanglewood Music Festival

The Tanglewood pop season is already in high gear. This weekend, Andy Grammer's debut

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Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jobs
by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
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by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

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Classical 'High Season' Bursts Upon the Scene
By Stephen Dankner, Special to iBerkshires
02:20PM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It's well known that the Berkshires and environs are a mecca for classical music lovers. With the upcoming tourist high season – from late-June through October – concert activity increases exponentially, offering listeners a cornucopia of musical delights to please every taste.

This week, three magnificent presenter "T"s share the spotlight, offering fabulous musical pleasures: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond Concerts and Taconic Music.

 

Tanglewood Music Festival

Tanglewood in Lenox, the world's grandest outdoor summer music festival, is the summer home of the Boston Symphony, and offers outstanding and varied classical performances from Saturday, June 30,

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Don't Let Your Investments Go on 'Vacation'
Submitted by Edward Jones,
02:07PM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer is here – and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways – more than $100 billion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but there's one part of your life that should never take a break – your investments.

To keep your investments working consistently and efficiently for you, consider these suggestions:

* Match the right investment with the right "job." You hire an electrician to install a light fixture, you employ a plumber to clear a clogged drain, and you would not expect either one to work on the other's project. In a

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 20-26
01:46PM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018
North Adams Happenings: June 20th - 26

  Save the Date   June 28th
DownStreet Art Kick Off!
Downtown
5pm-8pm
for more information

Are you ready to #getdown? We are! 

Join us for the kick off event of the summer! DownStreet Art begins on June 28th with all

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Berkshire County Juniors Golf Series Kicks Off July 9
09:24AM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Berkshire County Junior Golf Program is open to boys and girls who are members of an Allied Golf Club and between the ages of 11‑18.   The participants compete in divisions determined by their age. Categories include 13 and under, 14 and 15, and 16 and over. There are six events to be held on Monday's throughout the summer with registration at the host club scheduled for 8 to 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. There are optional tee times starting at 8:30.   The host club will provide a short clinic on either the rules of golf or golf etiquette before players begin providing there is time. The fee is $10 – 15 per player, which covers prizes and lunch. The

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North Adams Airport OKs Hangar Space for Kelly
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:07AM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Commissioners voted without taking any public input on the decision; a public comment period was held at the end of the meeting. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Airport Commission has voted to lease city hangar office space to Taconic Aviation amidst pushback from angry airport users and residents.   The commission agreed to give Taconic Aviation owner Alex Kelly, a convicted rapist, permission to continue using the office space but after the vote, attendees railed against the commission and Kelly.   "My concern is that many people that first come to the airport either by air or by land come to this building they are going to encounter this person with his history,"

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Late Game Rally Falls Short For SteepleCats
By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats
12:22AM / Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Tuesday night’s game was a roller coaster ride for those in attendance at Joe Wolfe Field.

After North Adams grabbed a 5-0 lead early in the contest, an 11-run 5th inning for Winnipesaukee allowed the visiting Muskrats to run away with a victory, ultimately topping the SteepleCats 16-10.

Harvard’s Grant Stone made the start for North Adams, shutting down the Winnipesaukee offense in the first four innings with not allowing a hit. Yet the Muskrats broke the game open in the 5th, taking a 6-5 lead and bringing SteepleCats pitcher Jeff Hayner into the game. Hayner did not slow down the Muskrats however, as they tacked up four more runs off of three

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Berkshire Mayors Call for Action on Border Separation of Families
Staff Reports,
03:46PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The mayors of Pittsfield and North Adams are adding their voices to calls to rescind a "zero-tolerance" policy decision by the U.S. Department of Justice that has resulted in the separation of children from families attempting to cross the border illegally or requesting asylum.    "As the mayors of the cities of Pittsfield and North Adams in Western Massachusetts, we write to express our shared opposition to the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents at the U.S. border. We stand with civic, community, and spiritual leaders across the nation in decrying a policy that has evoked unnecessary fear and

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Mohawk Theater Ideas Run From Go-Karts to Arts Performance Training Center
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:04AM / Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Justin Brown of Mass Design explains how the Mohawk ideas will be categorized by size.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — What could go into the Mohawk Theater? A super trampoline facility, a bakery, a ninja course, a recording studio, a Mount Greylock replica for climbing, a brewery. Maybe even a theater.    Those ideas and more were part of the out-of-the-box thinking at a forum Monday night to gather community feedback on possible uses for the long-vacant Main Street movie house.    Facilitated by Mass Design of Boston, a nonprofit architectural firm, about 50 community members clustered around tables at Terra Nova Church's The Green on Main Street to toss out

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Berkshire Country Day School Holds Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
04:00PM / Monday, June 18, 2018
LENOX, Mass. — Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated its seventh- and eighth-graders at an awards and end-of-year closing ceremony held Wednesday, June 13.   Certificates for completing the course of study through eighth grade were presented to Aurora Benson, Symaira Elliott, Donald Miller, and Will St. John, all of Pittsfield; Abbey Boyd of West Stockbridge; Anje Capala of Spencertown, N.Y.; Halle Davies of Lenox; Esme Lazar and Ryan Sonsini, both of Great Barrington; Jamie McDonnell of Old Chatham, N.Y.; Clara Mollerus of  Otis; Keely O'Gorman of Lee; Alex Rodriguez-Benjamin and Sean Sylbert, both

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Environmental Bond Bill Contains Earmarks for Dalton, Hinsdale
02:59PM / Monday, June 18, 2018
BOSTON — State Rep. Paul W. Mark of Peru joined his colleagues in putting forth a comprehensive environmental bond bill containing more than $2 billion for improvements to air, water, parkway and trail quality across the commonwealth. Within this bill, Mark was able to secure $5.5 million dollars in earmarks for environmental revitalization and cleanup in Berkshire and Franklin counties.   "These funds will help our communities undertake important projects that will improve our environment and quality of life while also providing a path forward for sustainable growth," the Peru Democrat said.     H.4559 allocates $1 million for the removal of hazardous

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