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PCTV Documentary Finds Pittsfield Parade Dates Back to 1801
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television's recently released documentary "Fighting For Independence:  The History of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade" has traced the first Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade back to at least 1801.   An article in the Pittsfield Sun from July 7, 1801, says that
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Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence
A reminder what today is really all about: The adoption of a (literally) revolutionary document that stated the grievances of the colonists against England and their resolve to pursue a course of self-determination — without the bindings of hereditary rule. The
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Rep. Mark, Panel Push County Residents to Be Counted in Federal Census
Adams Council on Aging Director Erica Girgenti participates in Wednesday's virtual town hall. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Economic development agency 1Berkshire billed Wednesday's virtual town hall as one in a series of discussions dealing with non-pandemic issues.   But, as with most areas of life these
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Bennington Museum Opens its Doors
BENNINGTON, Vt. — With less than three hours to go before opening his institution to the public, Bennington Museum Executive Director Joshua Torrance was on Cloud 9.   Or, at least, close.   "I'm actually sitting on top of a tall ladder adjusting lights as I talk to you," Torrance said on Friday
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'The Sunshine Boys': 'All the Men & Women Merely Players'
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
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@theMarket: Markets Celebrate Fourth of July
The continuing gain in jobs cheered equity markets on Thursday, just before the holiday weekend. Given the surge in virus cases in more than half of the United States at the same time, some investors were dumbfounded. They just don't get it.   The nation added 4.8 million jobs in June, which was better than expected. It was the
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Williamstown Select Board Moves Toward Establishing Racial Justice Advisory Group
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board on Wednesday moved to create a committee that will, in part, collect stories about residents' experiences with racial injustice.   But first, the board got a taste of the kinds of stories that committee might hear.   "I'm a student," Mohammed Memfis told
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Three Berkshire Museums Set to Reopen July 11-12
Three of the largest museums in the Berkshires plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11-12 weekend, following Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume operations. The reopening schedule is as follows: • Mass MoCA will reopen on Saturday, July 11, with
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Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3; Gyms, Museums Can Open
BOSTON — Fitness centers, movie theaters, museums and other enclosed venues will be able to reopen on Monday with restrictions and the number of people allowed in an indoor gathering is now raised to 25.    "We know that COVID-19 won't be taking any time off this summer. And we need to maintain vigilance if we
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Jacob's Pillow to Launch Virtual Festival
BECKET, Mass. — Jacob's Pillow, home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, is set to launch a virtual festival with eight weeks of free programming running from July 7 to Aug. 29.  Jacob's Pillow announced the cancellation of its 10-week festival for the first time in the organization’s 88-year
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