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On a Saturday afternoon in January, if you were to travel the windy hallways of the Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown, Mass., you might find a group of students standing close to a mirror in a dressing room practicing … more
The weather outside may be frightful, but starting your vegetable garden inside is a delightful way to get a jump on the 2017 outdoor growing season in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or all thumbs when it … more
"Executive orders" — everyone seems to be talking about them these days, but how many of us really understand how they work?"They can be kind of this weird thing that's kind of vaguely defined in the Constitution under Article 2," says Eliana … more
Tax preparers do a big chunk of America's tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the IRS — but if you're nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated field, you're not alone.Here are … more
After all the pomp and circumstance is cleaned up after inauguration weekend, many are wondering: What next?After President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the United States' 45th president on Friday, his supporters, detractors, Congress, the … more
I don't like looking at the three bins in my basement that are overflowing with old electronics, much less touching them. So let me make one thing clear: Do as I say, not as I do.Make a plan to sell, donate or recycle your old electronics now. more
One of the most difficult, yet profound steps one can take when someone passes away, is to pay their respects to the family of the deceased.Recently, I experienced the passing of my mother. My heart overflowed with gratitude by all the cards, calls, … more
For me, the new year prompts a cleaning frenzy. No sense waiting until spring — I prefer to launch into the new calendar knowing that my house is spick-and-span. In addition to the areas of my home I clean regularly, such as the kitchen sink, … more
Q: Almost every night in Pittsfield, past midnight, CSX freight trains sound their horns frequently and loudly while traveling through the city, audible from miles away. Since there are no longer any railroad crossings in the city, why are the train … more
An early start to this winter has Berkshire and Southern Vermont homeowners boning up on their snow removal sooner than they were a year ago.Since late November, area retailers have seen a surge in consumers buying snowblowers, snow shovels and roof … more
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