A mountainside hemlock forest.
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A search-and-rescue team carried me down on a stretcher. They hoisted me high up into the trail’s hemlock and spruce so I was surrounded by their needles and resin. 

Plans for the proposed sports complex and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Submitted / Palmer Sports Group

The developers of a proposed $650 million sports and water park resort in Palmer, Massachusetts, are looking to the state to cover some costs.

A sign outside the Joe Hill cabin at Camp Kinderland in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Courtesy / Cindy Zingher

The hopes and dreams of the labor movement have long been expressed in song. Unions are less powerful than they once were. But in the Berkshires, a group of young activists are working to keep one labor movement song alive.

The Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Town of Lenox, Massachusetts /

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation approving a land swap deal in the Berkshires. The town of Lenox will give about 105 acres to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

The Penderwicks At Last
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Our back-to-school book series for younger readers begins with Northampton, Massachusetts, writer Jeanne Birdsall and her book, "The Penderwicks At Last."