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'The Dark Tower': Fighting Horror with Horror
At best, director Nikolaj Arcel's "The Dark Tower," a sci-fi, fantasy western gleaned from Stephen King's best-selling, eight-volume series, might serve as a vicarious mitigation of the horror currently befalling America. The film is clearly about the war between good and evil, albeit related only coincidentally to the
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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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.
North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elementary and high school students in the North Adams Public Schools in Grades K-8, and Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. On Friday, Sept. 1, all students in kindergarten through grade twelve will attend. Both Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 are full days
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
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
North Adams Happenings: Aug. 16-22
North Adams Happenings: August 16th through 22nd  Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
North Adams Committee Recommends Resolution on Climate Accord
All three members of the committee agreed to the importance of combating climate change but member Keith Bona thought the resolution too political and outside the council's purview.  Update: the final draft version was added to the bottom of this article on Wednesday, Aug. 16. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The
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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SteepleCats' Whitney Named All-NECBL
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- North Adams SteepleCats pitcher Blake Whitney was named to the All-New England Collegiate Baseball League First Team on Tuesday morning.   Whitney is one of four pitchers on the all-league first team: three starters plus closer Tyler Smith of VAlley.   Whitney, a rising senior at the University of
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