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CONNECTIONS: A tribute to Ellen Greendale, lover of gardens
The wedding present Irene Botsford Hoffmann received from her father was a house. It was built on her 43-acre property and named Overbrook.
Oct 16 4:01AM Berkshire Edge

Berkshire Hills official wants referendum on possible merger with SBRSD
The recommendation came amid mounting frustration with the slow pace of progress in gaining public approval for taking some tangible action.
Oct 16 1:38AM Berkshire Edge

Bits & Bytes: 'A History of Searles Castle'; downtown Pittsfield trick or treat; 'The Perfect Pitch'; 'Interreligious Illiteracy'; 'Stone Pears' book launch
The fifth annual Western Mass Film and Media Exchange will feature Hollywood screenplay consultant, author and pitch expert Pilar Alessandra.
Oct 16 12:03AM Berkshire Edge

Business Briefs: New topiary garden for BBG; Berkshire Leadership Forum; Pietrantone joins Jacob's Pillow; BCC interim nursing director; succession planning seminar
A.J. Pietrantone joins Jacob's Pillow with more than 30 years experience as an executive at a broad range of nonprofits.
Oct 16 12:02AM Berkshire Edge

More factual reasons to vote NO on Question 1
In her letter to the editor Rene Wood writes: "Voting NO on Question 1 doesn't say we don't value their dedication and care. It doesn't mean we're against nurses. It does mean nurse-to-patient ratios should not be one size fits all or mandatory.
Oct 15 5:28PM Berkshire Edge

Winona Harding, 93, of Great Barrington
Winona drove a school bus for the Massini Bus Company for 30 years.
Oct 15 5:22PM Berkshire Edge

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrages
Donald Trump has reiterated his doubts about climate change, suggesting that the climate could change back again. and that climate scientists are politically motivated.
Oct 15 5:16PM Berkshire Edge

Birth announcement
Two boys born at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington
Oct 15 3:28PM Berkshire Edge

Leslie Rathbun, 80, of Stockbridge
He worked at the New England Telephone Company and retired as an award-winning sales manager. With good friend Sam Dellea, he started and ran Berkshire County Cellular for many years.
Oct 15 3:27PM Berkshire Edge

EYES TO THE SKY: Moon guide to evening sky. Welcome Fomalhaut, Orion, Orionid meteors
The Orionid meteor shower, predicted to peak before dawn on Sunday the 21st, is active through November 7. At peak, in a dark location under a moonless sky, a maximum of 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour are predicted.
Oct 15 4:01AM Berkshire Edge

Business Briefs: CHP receives grant; Esko to manage Co-op expansion; nonprofit storytelling workshop; grant for Albany Berkshire Ballet; new Taconic Music board, staff members
The grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a $396 million federal allocation, $12 million of which will be shared by 38 Massachusetts-based community health centers.
Oct 14 9:00PM Berkshire Edge

AUDIOBOOKS: Three novels and a collection of essays
Three novels and a collection of essays take us back in time.
Oct 14 4:00PM Berkshire Edge

On thin ice in the Khumbu: Global warming is melting our mountains like ice cream cones
he ice here has receded at an average of 30m/y in the past 20 years, but it has also shrunk vertically, losing up to 50m in thickness. Everest Base Camp was at 5,330m when Hillary and Tenzing climbed Mt Everest in 1953, today it is at 5,270m.
Oct 14 4:01AM Berkshire Edge

News Briefs: Transportation plan info session; Mass Pike roadway construction
there will be crews doing roadway construction work and bridge repair operations on the Mass Pike in Becket beginning Monday, Oct. 15, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 19.
Oct 13 9:00PM Berkshire Edge

REVIEW: Solid productions of 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'Naked' conclude a versatile summer theater season
The conclusion of Naked is riveting, all the more so for its prescient reverberations to the temper of our times.
Oct 13 8:00PM Berkshire Edge

Setting the record straight about the South Egremont School
In their letter Danile Kelly and Sarah Blaugrun write: "Due to ongoing political disagreements between the Southern Berkshire Regional District (SBRSD) and the Town of Egremont, questions of remediation (and financial obligations towards that end) have delayed a date of entry into the building for our students.
Oct 13 7:37PM Berkshire Edge

Healey's support of Harrington diminishes office of AG
In her letter Regina Hill writes: "The Democratic nominee for district attorney is the least qualified person to ever run, yet she is the beneficiary of help and support from those I believe ignored that critical fact.
Oct 13 6:00PM Berkshire Edge

Caccaviello should accept the will of the primary voters
In his letter to the editor Jon Piasecki writes: "Perhaps he does not understand that, when more people voted for Andrea Harrington, she beat him.
Oct 13 6:00PM Berkshire Edge

Leslie G. Rathbun, 80, of Stockbridge
He worked at the New England Telephone. With good friend, Sam Dellea, they started and ran Berkshire County Cellular for many years.
Oct 13 4:54PM Berkshire Edge

Cranes and beams have arrived, pushing Powerhouse Square to a new phase
The goal is to get the new building completely framed out and roofed so that, by the dead of winter, workers can focus on the interior if the weather prohibits outside activity.
Oct 12 10:55PM Berkshire Edge