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NYC/Berkshire Passenger Rail Working Group will hold 1st meeting Thursday
PITTSFIELD Work to make passenger rail service between New York City and Berkshire County a reality will begin a new chapter Thursday when state and federal officials convene for a "kickoff" meeting.State Sen. Adam Hinds D-Pittsfield

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Sep 20, 2017 9:39PM - BE Local News
Great barrington town manager declines pay raise, says 'fair' thing to do this year
GREAT barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin won't take a pay raise that is written into her contract, saying she thinks it is the prudent thing to do this year.Tabakin, who moved from New York City in 2013 to take the job, told the Select

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Sep 20, 2017 9:27PM - BE Local News
Berkshire Children and Families wants to know: Do you feel safe in your community?
PITTSFIELD Berkshire Children and Families wants to assess the city's sense of safety. Do you think there are gangs in your community? Are your children at risk of being in a gang? How safe do you feel in your neighborhood? These are a few

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Sep 20, 2017 9:12PM - BE Local News
NORTH ADAMS Police are investigating the stabbing of a city man at his State Street residence on Tuesday evening. Police received a call shortly after 5 p.m.
Sep 20, 2017 9:03PM - BE Local News
Hometown Features In Our Opinion
WILLIAMSTOWN I was at the right place at the right time on Sept. 1. At the Williamstown Historical Museum, Sarah Currie, director of the museum, was greeting senior citizens who had just exited the Williamstown Council on Aging van.
Sep 20, 2017 8:15PM - BE Columnists
Hometown Features Hometown Life
NORTH ADAMS As FreshGrass music festivalgoers wander the grounds of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend, they may happen upon a man resetting a neck a guitar's neck, that is.Steve Sauve has been repairing guitars
Sep 15, 2017 6:42PM - BE Berkshires Lifestyles
Hometown Features Attractions
Mitch Rapp is an action hero in the vein of Jack Ryan or John McClane: an impossibly tough and determined everyday guy out to save the world.Dylan O'Brien brings a youthful freshness to that archetype in "American Assassin," his first leading-man
Sep 15, 2017 6:15PM - BE Movie Reviews
Hometown Features Sports Roundup
PITTSFIELD -- Well, we're almost home. Chronicling the final tier of the Top 50 Berkshire Athletes of the 20th Century has been an interesting experience. On one hand, I've really enjoyed talking with all these superb performers.
Sep 10, 2017 8:36PM - BE Local Sports
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WASHINGTON (AP) Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The Associated Press has learned.
Sep 20, 2017 10:00PM - AP
VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) A tractor-trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got trapped on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore.
Sep 20, 2017 5:55PM - AP
National/World News Human Affairs
RENK, South Sudan (AP) "They told us we'd only be here for six days, and that was six years ago," Ramadan Wani says.
Sep 19, 2017 10:29AM - AP
FRISCO, Texas (AP) A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Sep 18, 2017 5:58PM - AP
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="185"] Click here to download PDF (38 pages)[/caption] Learning through the Lens of Food: Apples PYO Apples Poetry of William Cullen Bryant: The Planting of the Apple-Tree Culinary & Family History Through the Apple Pie Community Apple Celebrations: Featured 2016 Events How Do Apples Grow? Who am I? Where am I? These are the fundamental questions proposed by the humanities. Inquiries related to local history, literature, and education, inspire us to think deeply about the places where we live and how our identity fits into the context of our community and the seasons. Learning Ahead: Cultural Itinerary for Western Massachusetts is a new bimonthly publication produced by Hilltown Families that sheds light on embedded learning opportunities found in cultural resources that exist within the geography, history, and cultural traditions of Western Massachusetts.
Sep 19, 2017 4:00PM - Community-Hill Town Families
(HUDSON, N.Y.) Singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman (October 22), slam poet Taylor Mali (November 12), and funk poet Everton Sylvester (December 3) will headline the fall 2017 season of the monthly Rogovoy Salon music, literary, and art series curated and hosted by music journalist Seth Rogovoy at Club Helsinki Hudson.
Sep 10, 2017 2:53PM - Rogovy Report
JAY (AP) Shareholders frustrated with returns from the Androscoggin Mill are considering selling the operation. The Morning Sentinel reports i
Sep 20, 2017 4:00PM - Lewiston Sun Journal
PARIS A Waterford man was sentenced Friday at Oxford County Superior Court to 18 months in prison for assaulting a woman and a police officer twice in two months. Justin Stanton, 33, was arrested in November 2016 on charges of felony aggravated assault, assault on an officer, domes..
Sep 19, 2017 11:21PM - Lewiston Sun Journal
Topics Beyond News America Today
Topics Beyond News Education Today
Creativity is only limited by your belief. If you believe you are not creative, you are less likely to fully engage that part of your brain. You need to let your inner child free in a way.
Sep 20, 2017 8:30PM - eLearning Industry (elearningindustry.com)
Topics Beyond News Health Tracker
Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been hit by a gender discrimination lawsuit, after a former executive claimed that she and other female employees were routinely discriminated against while working there. The suit, first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, was filed on behalf of the companys former vice president of intellectual property, Teresa Spehar, on Sept.
Sep 20, 2017 8:30PM - BuzzFeed (buzzfeed.com)
Topics Beyond News Culture Cat
Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah discussed Robert Muellers investigation and Trumps UN speech, while Stephen Colbert interviewed Hillary ClintonLate-night hosts on Tuesday addressed the latest revelations regarding Robert Muellers Russia investigation and Donald Trumps speech to the United Nations General Assembly, in which he touted his America First doctrine and threatened to wipe out North Korea. Stephen Colbert also hosted Hillary Clinton, who is promoting her new book What Happened.Of course, with everything else going on, Trumps been preoccupied lately with the North Korean nuclear program, Seth Meyers began.
Sep 20, 2017 4:04PM - Guardian-Culture
Topics Beyond News Spiritual Seeker
It's one thing when outsiders don't recognize my faith. It's a different kind of sadness when I'm made to feel like a stranger in the synagogue.
Sep 20, 2017 10:06AM - NPR-Religion
Topics Beyond News Earth Matters
Crude oil futures got support in the previous session after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening supply cuts to erode an existing global surplus The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers are mulling a range of options, but it is premature to decide on what to do beyond March, when the agreement expires, Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi told an energy conference on Tuesday. OPEC and producers including Russia have agreed to reduce output by about a combined 1.8 million barrels per day until March 2018 to reduce global oil inventories and support prices.
Sep 20, 2017 7:59AM - CNBC (cnbc.com)
Topics Beyond News Food Lover
Although we know there isn't one right way to lose weight, we can't help but ask what the most effective path to weight loss is. Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, the fitness gurus behind Tone It Up, an online community that has over 1 million followers on Instagram, have worked with countless women who are trying to get in shape, so they know firsthand what it takes to get the results you want. I recently had the chance to chat with Karena and Katrina at the Tone It Up Tour in San Francisco, so I asked them what they thought was better for weight loss: more reps or heavier weights? Their answer was pretty simple.
Sep 19, 2017 12:56AM - POPSUGAR Fitness (popsugar.com)
Topics Beyond News Fitness Forever
A year ago, Washington D.C.'s Capital Area Food Bank one of the largest in the country decided to turn away junk food, joining a growing trend of food banks that are trying to offer healthier options to low-income Americans.
Sep 18, 2017 8:39PM - NPR.org (npr.org)
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