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Piasecki steps down, and Thomas steps up for Berkshire Hills School Committee spot
GREAT barrington It is mostly incumbents up for re-election for the five open seats on the Berkshire Hills Regional School District board.But one new contender from West Stockbridge has
Oct 21 9:24PM BE Local News more : "--Local News "

Man arrested on child porn charges
GREAT barrington A town man is facing charges for allegedly downloading "multiple images of child pornography," including three photos of girls who were estimated to be between 6 and 8 years
Oct 20 9:09PM BE Local News more : "--Local News "

African-American church a 'most endangered historic resource
GREAT barrington A group trying to preserve a building that was home to one of the first African-American churches in Berkshire County will now have a little extra support from a statewide
Oct 19 11:42PM BE Local News more : "--Local News "

Local Features
Glass Menagerie' unfolds in workmanlike fashion at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
PITTSFIELD -- Produced on Broadway in 1945-46 after its premiere in Chicago in 1944, "The Glass Menagerie" was Tennessee Williams' first successful play. It sent him on a journey that ..
Oct 9 7:30PM BE Theater Reviews more : "Theater Reviews "

Local News
Dance star helps students get in the groove for 'Newsies' show
PITTSFIELD It takes a lot of work to get to Broadway from a high school theater class, and it also takes a little work to get to a high school theater class from Broadway.Evan Kasprzak, a
Oct 20 9:03PM BE Local News more : "--Local News "

National/World News
OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials
BERLIN (AP) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment.
Oct 22 9:16AM AP more : "News "

Workers take dive into deep doo to unclog sewer pumps
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Divers spent two days deep inside a South Carolina sewer, pulling out huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps.
Oct 20 5:47PM AP more : "News Oddities "

On a bridge between borders, asylum seekers linger in painful limbo
Zero tolerance has left asylum seekers literally suspended between two countries - with some camping outside for days Gateway International Bridge is one of three bridges across the Rio Grande between the Mexican city of Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas, that forms a metropolis spanning two countries. Southbound, cars and people trickle virtually unimpeded into Mexico. Northbound, cars line up bumper to bumper while crowds of pedestrians snake along the sidewalk to join the queue for the US port of entry.
Oct 16 9:00AM Guardian-Cuba more : "Cuba "

Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling
Catholic charity sacked two staff members after allegations of sexual misconduct Britain's biggest Catholic aid charity, Cafod, has been suspended from an international scheme which aims to protect aid beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse. The 50m-a-year charity has failed an audit by the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI), which vets how charities meet core humanitarian standards, including how complaints against aid workers are handled. It scored zero out of a possible five points for its handling of complaints.
Oct 16 5:43PM Guardian-Haiti more : "Haiti "

Local Features
The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 22
ARTClark Art Institute: Meet Me at the Clark gallery talk designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, free, 2 p.m., 225 South St.
Oct 19 8:21PM BE Calendar more : "Calendar"

A Star Is Born' actress traces roots to Lenox
Early in "A Star Is Born," Ally Campana (Lady Gaga) decides to take rocker Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) up on his offer to watch one of his shows backstage. It's a last-minute call, one that requires Campana and her friend, Ramon (Anthony Ramos), to hop on a private jet and into an SUV that swiftly drives them to the venue. Upon arrival, one of Maine's assistants is waiting to guide Campana and Ramon toward the stage where Campana will later launch her rise to stardom.
Oct 19 5:57PM BE Berkshires Lifestyles more : "Berkshires Lifestyles "

Ruth Bass: When the gloves are off, waved signals may confuse drivers
RICHMOND Pharaohs, bishops, shepherds and peasants all wore gloves, elegant and possibly embroidered for the upper classes, deerskin for those who worked in the fields. A string of rules is
Oct 21 8:27PM BE Columnists more : "Guest Op-Ed "

Community Sources
ANALYSIS: Otis State Forest pipeline battle set troubling precedents for state-protected land
For now, at any rate, no interstate pipeline is on the horizon, nor are any other projects such as federal highways or railroads that might threaten Article 97.
Oct 22 4:38AM Berkshire Edge more : "Berkshire Edge "

Weekdays in Western MA: October 22nd - 26th, 2018
Weekdays in Western MA: October 22nd 26th, 2018 Weekday community-based educational opportunities can be found throughout the four counties of Western MA all week long! Each weekday we feature community-based educational opportunities that can be selected to support the interests and education of self-directed teens, homeschoolers and life-long learners. Select the day of the []
Oct 21 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families more : "Berkshire Hill Town Families "

Topics Beyond News
Edmunds rounds up best budget-friendly small cars
Every year, vehicles become more feature-packed but also more expensive, potentially shutting out buyers on a tight budget. Fortunately, you can find many small, affordable cars that offer good value and don't feel cheap. To help you zero in on the best of those, here's a list of the standout budget-friendly small cars on the market today.
Oct 17 10:15AM AP more : "Auto Business News "

En la lucha contra el cambio climtico, los estados estn produciendo soluciones
En la lucha contra el cambio climtico, los estados estn produciendo soluciones . Mientras Trump siga destruyendo protecciones ambientales, los estados sern los responsables de una poltica ambiental. .
Oct 17 6:43PM Earth Justice more : "EarthJustice.org"

This 20-Year-Old Artist Carves Pumpkins Of Your Faves Every Halloween
Megan (@spinningaroundconfetti on Instagram) has caught the eyes of stan Twitter with her pumpkin carvings of musicians like Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift and Why Don't We.
Oct 19 6:36PM MTV more : "MTV"

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's New Book: 'Friday Black
Friday Black, a collection of dystopian short stories, touches on America's struggles with race, class and consumerism. NPR's Noel King talks to author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about the book.
Oct 22 9:04AM NPR-Books more : "Books "

Japan's unusual way to view the world
Failing to understand this phrase is not unusual
Oct 22 7:24PM BBC Travel more : "Travel "

RJI video series on innovation is a finalist for EPPY Award
Innovation in Focus, which helps newsrooms navigate the numerous new emerging technologies and storytelling techniques, is a finalist for a 2018 Editor & Publisher EPPY Award.
Oct 19 6:49PM Reynolds Journalism Institute more : "Reynolds Journalism Institute"

Princess Eugenie's Wedding Has 1 Thing In Common With Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Nuptials
Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have a royal wedding of their own on Oct. 12.
Oct 9 8:40PM Weddings more : "Weddings "

Australian Prime Minister Apologies To Victims Of Institutional Child Sex Abuse
It is the first national apology on behalf of the federal government since a major report published last year showed the problem was rampant in Australia's Catholic Church and other institutions.
Oct 22 8:11AM NPR-Religion more : "Religion News "