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Guerilla Bunny Hides Eggs on Solstice Weekend
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — For the past 12 years in Stockbridge, Mass., pedestrians out for an early walk on Easter morning have found unusual, hand-painted eggs hidden around town. The delicate works of art, depicting untraditional designs in vivid colors and fine detail, are painted on empty or "blown out" whole eggshells, which are
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Heat Stroke Is No Joke
As states begin to relax stay-at-home COVID-19 restrictions, populations on lockdown are flocking outside -- just in time for summer. As the mercury rises, however, so do reports of heat-related illnesses. Heat can trigger exhaustion and heat stroke, and, like COVID-19, can exacerbate underlying conditions like cardiovascular, respiratory,
Greylock Federal Appoints Escobar to New Immigrant-Focused Role
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has appointed Gloria Escobar to the newly created role of Financial Wellness Latinx Outreach Coach.  In this new role, Escobar will expand her financial coaching responsibilities, assist members in obtaining ITIN loans and strengthen Greylock's relationships within the growing
Volunteers Rally to Support Berkshire Food Project in Challenging Times
The Berkshire Food Project, housed in First Congregational Church, normally feeds nearly 100 people lunch weekdays. The COVID-19 crisis has it preparing meals and food for pickup for twice the numbers three days a week.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — When the Berkshire Food Project recently needed a little help to shore up
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Day Delivers Personal Message to Juneteenth Gathering
The rallies at Field Park have become a weekly Friday event. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Otha Day's music is his message, and on Friday evening, that message was about unity.   On a day when millions of Americans celebrate the end of slavery, Day reminded a crowd of hundreds gathered at Field Park that the
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Neal Delivers Milk to Pittsfield Food Pantry
Neal speaks with pantry coordinator Mary Wheat and state Sen. Adam Hinds.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in partnership with Vanguard Renewables and  H.P. Hood, delivered 400 gallons of milk to the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.   It is hard enough for the food
Baker Administration Pushes Testing, Rescinds COVID 'Standards of Care'
BOSTON — State officials Friday continued to praise Massachusetts for taking the steps that have lowered the rate of positive tests for COVID-19 and introduced new vehicles to advance the commonwealth's testing program.   "As you know, we continue to ramp up our testing capacity in the commonwealth and access to
'The Petrified Forest': Diners, Disillusionment & Diva
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
Limited Indoor Dining, Nail Salons Can Resume on Monday
Secretary Michael Kennealy explains some of the restrictions for the next step in reopening.  BOSTON — The state is moving forward to the next step in reopening the economy based on the continued decline in COVID-19 cases.   Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning said the next step in Phase 2 of Reopening
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North Adams Councilors Push for Public Participation
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some city councilors are itching to get back into their City Hall chambers — and let the voice of the people be heard again.   The nine-member council held its last meeting in person on March 24, days after the governor's order to limit gatherings of more than 10 people to contain the novel
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