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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason
Digging into my trove of words rarely used to describe most movies, but certainly apt in the case of director Terence Davies' biopic of the American poet Emily Dickinson, "A Quiet Passion," I have located and here employ the term, highbrowed. Truth be told, though I spent much of my formative years at institutions of higher
State Drops Criminal Charges But Pipeline Protesters Demand Trial
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Sixteen of the 24 protesters arrested fighting a natural gas pipeline being built on state forest land in Sandisfield showed up in court Thursday morning ready to proudly say they are not criminals.   The state agreed their actions didn't warrant criminal charges and entered a motion to convert
Clarksburg Sets Budget, Warrant Articles for Town Meeting
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters on May 24 will be asked to approve a bare-bones budget for fiscal 2018 budget that's been slashed by more than $124,000.   The budget approved for the closing of the town meeting warrant on Wednesday is $4,224,710.81, a 3 percent reduction over this year. Some $43,534.23 was trimmed from the
Hairpin Turn Collision Sends Two to Hospital
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A two-car collision at the curve of the Hairpin Turn sent the drivers to the emergency room.   Police Chief Michael Williams said the injuries appeared non-life-threatening but both individuals were taken by ambulance to the emergency facility at Berkshire Medical Center's North Adams
Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of Community Support
To the Editor: On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School hosted our 10th annual "Get BART Smart" fundraiser – and raised $27,843 (net) for the school's college preparatory programs. Over 130 people attended – and re-lived their high school years through our team trivia game. A
North Adams Happenings: May 10-16
North Adams Happenings: May 10-16 Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community
Give Mom a Gift to Help Her Financial Future
With Mother's Day around the corner, you might wonder if you should go beyond chocolates and flowers this year and give Mom something that can help her far into the future. What sort of financial gift can improve her life? You could, for instance, encourage your mother to fund her IRA. As long as she has any earned income, she is
North Adams Seeking Names of Veterans from War on Terror
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — There are hundreds, if not thousands, of names on the Veterans Memorial Wall of men and women from North Adams who served in the nation's wars dating back to World War I.    But city officials know there are a lot names missing from its more recent conflicts.   Stephen Roy, director
Clarksburg Denies Special Permit for Verizon Cell Tower
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposal by Verizon to site a 140-foot monopole at the former North Adams Country Club.    The decision came after an hour of deliberations, half of which was taken up by member Carl McKinney reading through the town's wireless
Rockwell Donates Art to MCLA
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jarvis Rockwell's "American" assemblages now hang in the foyer of Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   "It's a lot easier than taking it home," Rockwell joked as he pointed out some of his favorite tchotchke fixed to one of the assemblages at his reception
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