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Q: Just saw [at] 10 a.m. at my feeder a new bird — sparrow/junco-sized; light gray body, darker gray wings, a pink, not red cap and a straight pointy beak. I looked online and in my field … more
PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Robert G. Wilmers, chairman and CEO of M&T Bank Corp. and a co-owner of New England Newspapers Inc., died unexpectedly at his home in New York City on Saturday night. He … more
You stargazers can begin the new year with a celestial treat, but only if you're willing (and able) to rise before the sun. This week, four planets and the moon are performing a wonderful planetary … more
The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1930s decreased U.S. infection deaths by 73 percent in the first 15 years. Antibiotics have enabled complicated surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, care for … more
January is a boom time for the fitness industry, as millions of guilt-ridden Americans flock — at least temporarily — to health clubs to try to shed excess pounds acquired over the … more
In urban and suburban areas, Christmas tree disposal has come a long way since the bad old days when trees were just compacted with the rest of the household trash and landfilled. Today, progressive … more
BENNINGTON — Voters will see some contested races for town offices when they head to the polls in March.Monday was the deadline for candidates to submit a petition for elected town office. Town … more
Q: I know that colonoscopies are more thorough than the at-home DNA stool test for colon cancer. But how much better? I have such a terrible time with anesthesia and gas. Both make me nauseated for … more
I have spent about a decade as a backyard birder and have learned quite a bit in that time. I can instantly recognize the call of a red-winged blackbird and the sweet summer song of the wood thrush. … more
Q: It was really scary to read about the man who lost parts of his hands and feet after a bout of strep throat. What's going on? I get strep fairly often; am I at risk too? A: Considering that strep … more
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