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(Concert Review) Ani DiFranco, the Mahaiwe, 6.17.18
Ani DiFranco With Haley Heynderickx Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great barrington, Mass. June 17, 2018 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT barrington, Mass., June 18, 2018) - For nearly 30 years, Ani DiFranco has been firing off manifestos-in-song about politics as well as odes to love and heartbreak (and, more recently, reflections on motherhood).
Jun 19 7:50PM site: Rogovy Report more : "Rogovoy Report "

Hometown News
Williamstown water-use restriction poses conundrum
WILLIAMSTOWN The Green River is running low, and that means town water restrictions are in effect.Under state rules, when the river drops below a certain level after a period of light
Jun 21 10:33PM site: BE Local News more : "--Local News "

2 human trafficking suspects to be tried jointly in Berkshire Superior Court
PITTSFIELD The two defendants accused of participating in a scheme to traffic women from out of state for the purposes of selling their sexual services will be tried together.Following a
Jun 21 10:21PM site: BE Local News more : "--Local News "

Second phase of Otis' fiber-optic network buildout slated for July 9 start
OTIS Construction to install the second phase of internet fiber-optics will begin July 9, according to Selectman William Hiller.High-speed broadband internet service already has been
Jun 21 11:21PM site: BE Local News more : "--Local News "

Broken water valve on South Street in Pittsfield results in overnight shutoff
PITTSFIELD Water will be shut off overnight after repairs on a broken water valve on South Street continued into Friday, affecting some residents toward the southern part of the city.Work is
Jun 21 10:33PM site: BE Local News more : "--Local News "

Hometown Features
The Berkshires Calendar for June 22
ARTGuild of Berkshire Artists: Creating Art Outdoors session, bring your own supplies, may require admission, fee, 9:30 to 1 p.m., Lenox.
Jun 21 6:15PM site: BE Calendar more : "Calendar"

Ask the Drs: Monitor will assess PVCs over 24-hour span
Q: About 15 years ago, while giving blood, I was advised of an irregularity, which my doctor confirmed after an EKG, known as premature ventricular contractions. He told me not to worry, and I've not
Jun 15 6:03PM site: BE Health more : "Health Quarterly "

Berkshire County Real Estate Transactions, June 4-8
JUNE 4-8ADAMSKing FT and Robert D. King sold property at Kingsmont Lane, Lot 3, Adams, to Darrell Louis Harriman LT and Darrell L. Harriman, $45,000.
Jun 21 7:27PM site: BE Real Estate more : "Real Estate "

Rinaldo Del Gallo, III: Core issue for Democrats in DA race
PITTSFIELD As I was talking to members of the Berkshire delegation among fellow-delegates at the Massachusetts State Convention, one thing began to emerge after numerous conversations.
Jun 20 10:27PM site: BE Columnists more : "Guest Op-Ed "

Regional News
Christopher E. Richards
PITTSFORD Christopher Edward Richards, age 50, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at his home in Pittsford. Mr. Richards was born in Rutland on Nov.
Jun 22 12:00AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

173rd Vt. State Fair sets lineup
In the old days, you could hear the horses hauling wagons laden with tents and good-smelling foods, carrying artisans, performers and animals to the long-awaited exhibition of everything the Green Mountain State had to offer. Vermonters and others still count down the days to the Vermont State Fair, and the four days of festivities planned Aug. 14-18 guarantee a bounty []
Jun 22 1:28AM site: Rutland Herald more : "Rutland Herald "

National/World News
Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asian stocks were mixed Friday as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.
Jun 22 7:32AM site: AP more : "Big Company News "

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families
McALLEN, Texas (AP) Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.
Jun 22 9:19AM site: AP more : "Breaking News "

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.
Jun 21 1:36PM site: AP more : "News Oddities "

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage
LONDON (AP) No beer at this time of year?
Jun 21 1:16AM site: AP more : "News Oddities "

Community Sources
Suggested Events for June 23rd - 29th, 2018
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] To find out about more event, be sure to visit our Suggest an Event Bulletin Board to see what our readers have recently shared! Have an event to share? Feel encouraged to self-post community events here at any time![/caption] If you have a community event, educational program, or service-learning opportunity happening in Western Massachusetts that you'd like to let us know about, self-post your event at any time on our Suggest An Event bulletin board. The events below are suggested. Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, place, age appropriateness, and costs before attending.
Jun 21 9:00AM site: Community-Hill Town Families more : "Berkshire Hill Town Families "

Topics Beyond News
Process To Reunite Detained Children With Immigrant Families Is 'Total Chaos
Immigration experts say there is no system in place to bring separated families back together.
Jun 22 2:58AM site: Latino Voices more : "Latino Voices "

Tragic Orca Deaths Underscore Urgent Need to Restore Salmon Runs
Tragic Orca Deaths Underscore Urgent Need to Restore Salmon Runs . Deaths among Puget Sound orcas, which just hit their lowest population count in 34 years, remind us of the urgent need to protect and restore salmon runs in the Columbia-Snake River system. .
Jun 18 10:39PM site: Earth Justice more : "Earth First"

Stopping the Big Florida Swindle
Stopping the Big Florida Swindle . Florida legislators stole funds earmarked for conservation to pay for salaries and agency-operating expenses. On behalf of millions of Floridians, Earthjustice fought backand we just won.
Jun 20 7:33PM site: Earth Justice more : "Earth First"

Eleanor Catton: 'The Bostonians sends me to sleep every time I pick it up'
The Canadian-born New Zealand novelist on the crackpot astrological study she'd like to write, and the book she finds 'dishonest, pious and vengeful'. The book I am currently readingTransit by Rachel Cusk (I'm late to the party). The book that changed my lifeAnna Karenina totally exploded my sense of what the novel could be and do, not so much formally as emotionally.
Jun 22 9:00AM site: Guardian-Books more : "Books"

Edgar Wright to direct documentary about cult pop duo Sparks
The Baby Driver director told IndieWire that he has been a fan of the Los Angeles band since seeing them on Top of the Pops in 1979 Following his 2017 heist film Baby Driver, Edgar Wright is to direct a feature-length documentary on cult pop duo Sparks. The British director shot the Los Angeles band's concert at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London this May for inclusion in the documentary and is gathering archival footage of the duo. I have been a fan of them since I saw them on Top of the Pops in 1979 and when I had Beat the Clock on vinyl, Wright told IndieWire.
Jun 22 7:59AM site: Guardian-Music more : "Contemporary Music "

Missouri Democrats sue over lieutenant governor appointment
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) The Missouri Democratic Party is suing to try to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor, reviving a longstanding debate over whether the governor has the power to fill the executive branch's No. 2 position or whether it can only be filled by voters.
Jun 20 3:06AM site: AP more : "Law & Lawmakers "

News is sometimes a casualty when Facebook and Twitter try to clean up their platforms
Yesterday, Gizmodo Medias Splinter published a story that included the cell phone number of Trump advisor Stephen Miller. (He's a busy guy, but maybe you can get ahold of him long enough to have a productive discussion.) People started tweeting out links to the story.
Jun 21 4:27PM site: Nieman Journalism Lab more : "Nieman Journalism Lab "

What Role Does Religion Play In American Politics?
Rachel Martin talks to Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions on how religion has influenced public policy in America.
Jun 21 9:05AM site: NPR-Religion more : "Religion News - NPR "

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