Horse racing could make a return to the fairgrounds in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as soon as next year. The operators of the Suffolk Downs race track in East Boston have a deal to lease the Berkshire County facility.
There's a new effort afoot to reestablish thoroughbred racing in the southern Berkshires, and the people behind the movement are coming to Beacon Hill with a legislative request to accommodate the new arrangement.
Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop" -- considered to be the most valuable and recognized piece of art being sold by the cash-strapped Berkshire Museum -- is being acquired by a yet-to-open museum in Los Angeles.
It's budgeting season in communities across New England. And it happens to be National Library Week. Terry Cowgill of the Berkshire Edge wrote about what he calls "the budget cutting ritual" in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Libraries and budget cuts often go together.
A group opposed to the sale of artwork by the Berkshire Museum calls a judge's decision on Thursday that the museum could proceed "terribly disappointing" and says most of it could end up out of public view.
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, received approval from state's highest court Thursday for an agreement allowing it to sell up to 40 artworks. The decision clears the way for a contentious sale that will include some pieces by Norman Rockwell.
A working group says seasonal passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and New York City is a possibility, and that the so-called Berkshire Flyer could start running in the next couple of years.
After a succession of nor’easters and another big storm reportedly hitting New England today, some schools have had to close their doors more than the number of snow days allotted by state education officials.
Residents opposed to the sale of artwork by the Berkshire Museum, in a final attempt, asked the state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday to stop the transaction, or at the very least appoint a museum management expert to oversee the process.