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Screw Black Friday. We’re going handmade gift shopping.

Inaugural edition of FESTIVE in 2017; photo by Nina Cochran, courtesy Greylock WORKS.

Society is changing — the days of cheap plastic crap defining the holidays are numbered. And the home is so much...homier when more of life is handmade.


Inaugural edition of FESTIVE in 2017; photo by Nina Cochran, courtesy Greylock WORKS.

Plenty #16: Jake Levin, author, Smokehouse Handbook

Smoked bluefish and vegetables; photo by Keller + Keller Photography.

Smokehouse Handbook, by Jake Levin, with gorgeous photos and approachable instructions and recipes, is a treasure map for your tastebuds.


Smoked bluefish and vegetables; photo by Keller + Keller Photography.

Treading a Spiritual Path:
Hiking Shaker Mountain

Shaker Reservoir in late Summer; submitted photo.

In this place, footfalls seem softer. The air somehow seems easier
to breathe, and the rays of sunshine that stream between the birches and pines more
brilliant. The soil even smells sweeter. In this place, where water shushes through rock-strewn brooks and
the wind plays the trees like tambourines, centuries-old history comes alive
like a heartbeat.

This place is Shaker Mountain.

Robin CatalanoRobin Catalano believes in the power of storytelling to connect communities and cultures. She’s applied her creative approach to writing for magazines, books, blogs, websites, and a wide variety of marketing projects, and has published more than 75 articles and 1,000+ blog posts.…

March 15, 2019:
International Youth Climate Strike

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Members of the student group, R.E.V., at Mt. Greylock Regional School, Karen McComish, Sophie Jones, Maddy Art, and Ella Dudley speak at the Feburary 24 meeting of Greylock Together at the UNO Center in North Adams; photo by Jason Velázquez.

The youth of Earth have a message for its leaders today: You have failed to lead, so now you’ve forced us to.

By synchronizing worldwide demonstrations demanding action to reduce the human activities driving climate change, young people from elementary school on up through college are staging sit-ins, walkouts, marches, strikes, and town halls to make it clear to elected officials that they won’t sit by idly as the planet burns. Or floods. Or is ravaged by extreme weather. Or all of the above.…

Letter: Proposed Title IX Regulations Put Students at Greater Risk for Sexual Assault

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At a time when students face terrifyingly high rates of sexual assault on college campus (23% of female, 5% of male, and 24% of trans and gender non-conforming students), the federal government is cutting back protections in Title IX.

 

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Experience building relationships key reason to vote Harrington for DA

To the editor,

Will experience decide the District Attorney race? I think it should—and that is why I support Andrea Harrington. Paul Caccaviello’s familiarity with “business as usual” at the Berkshire County DA’s office is precisely why I am not supporting him. The office of Capeless and Caccaviello has resisted change for too long, and it is doing Berkshire County a disservice.

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DA response to controversy over 2016 sexual assault case raises more questions

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by Eoin Higgins, special to the Greylock Glass

On Thursday afternoon, Berkshire County District Attorney Paul Caccaviello commented on yesterday’s reporting at The Greylock Glass on his office’s involvement in the mishandling of sexual assault evidence in a 2016 alleged rape case at Williams College.

NOTE: Be sure to read part one of this story here.

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Berkshire DA handling of sexual assault evidence under fire

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by Eoin Higgins, special to the Greylock Glass

CONTENT ADVISORY: The materials contained in the ancillary documents contain subject matter describing sexually traumatic experiences that some readers may find disturbing

NOTE: This story has new developments. View the updates here.

The Berkshire County District Attorney race is seeing the convergence of #MeToo, the midterms, and criminal justice reform become a major campaign issue in the final days of the campaign as the DA’s handling of sexual assault at a prestigious local college is raising questions in the community.…

TLC #67: A hot property, office of the Northern Berkshire Register of Deeds surveyed by two candidates

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Hey, Greylock Nation, today is Tuesday, October 23, and you’re listening to TLC episode #67. I’m your host, Jason Velázquez, and, as always, thanks so much for tuning in. On this week’s show, we explore the topic of the Registry of Deeds.

Deborah Moran, right, and Maria Ziemba, both staff members at the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, vie for the top spot of Register Nov.…

TLC #64: Hay Day — brand new old-fashioned fair in Williamstown

Williamstown Historical Museum recreates old time favorites at new festival linked to town's agricultural past; speaking of which, could hemp return to the farmlands of Western Mass; AND might that be part of the solution to the environmental crisis addressed by Rise for Climate? No one segues like we do.

Will Call #70: Love’s Labour’s perfectly Lost at The Dell.

From left: Luke Haskell, Dara Silverman, Madeleine Rose Maggio; photo By Eloy Garcia.

This week’s show takes us to The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, in Lenox Massachusetts. Weather permitting, Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost under the open sky at The Dell.

Demographic Vitality in Berkshires Population May Be Ebbing

Gold Point, Nevada, Abandoned Town

Survey seeks to understand population decline among Berkshires young adults
The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is calling for participation in a survey, launched today, that targets 18– 39-year-olds. While the Berkshires aren’t yet a collection of ghost towns, ongoing data collection draws the outlines of a worrying picture of population trends. The online questionnaire, “Survey on Young Adults in the Berkshires,” can be accessed at:
http://berkshireplanning.org/events/announcements/survey-on-young-adults-in-the-berkshires/

Jason Velazquez

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.…

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