Becket

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito toured Berkshire County Tuesday to discuss the ongoing efforts to close the broadband connectivity gap in parts of western Massachusetts. 

Four Berkshire communities will share $3.2 million in federal grants for home improvements. 

Gregory Crewdson

  Gregory Crewdson will discuss the making of his most recent body of work in a conversation with acclaimed author Rick Moody at The Mahaiwe on Monday, August 15th at 7pm.

The evening will include the first ever projected slideshow presentation of Cathedral of the Pines in its entirety, set to Yo La Tengo's "Night Falls on Hoboken," remixed specially for this event by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Drew Brown.

Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14) was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. The work premiered at Gagosian Gallery in New York earlier this year, and will be seen for the first time in Europe, concurrently in Brussels and Paris in September.

Rick Moody is the author of six novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and a collection of essays on music. His most recent publication is Hotels of North America, a novel. He writes regularly about music at The Rumpus, and writes the column "Rick Moody, Life Coach," for LitHub.

Art Photograph - The Barn by Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson

  Photographer Gregory Crewdson’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is included in many public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Crewdson’s newest body of work entitled, Cathedral of the Pines, will premiere at Gagosian Gallery in New York City this Thursday - January 28th.

Comprised of 31 digital pigment prints, this series was made during three productions in and around the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. 

http://www.townofbecket.org/Public_Documents/BecketMA_Fire/index

Firefighters in Becket, Massachusetts were on the job Wednesday, as the area was under a red flag warning for potential brush fires.

Becket 250th Committee

2015 marks 250 years since the small town of Becket, Massachusetts was incorporated. And, although less than 2,000 people make Becket their year-round dwelling, the population swells to over 10,000 as second home owners and tourists flock to the recreational and cultural hotspot about 20 minutes southeast of Pittsfield during the summer.