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With its history of wretched working conditions and horrible deaths, the Hoosac Tunnel is one of the region’s most haunted spots, says author Robert Oakes. This place disturbed him more than any other site he visited.

The Berkshires are haunted. We have the ghost stories to prove it

You’ll never look at the region the same way again after reading about the tunnel from hell, toe-tugging spirits, and the curse of the mummy.

FOOD & TRAVEL
Jon Sterrett, with his wife, Jen Gelormino, arrived in the Berkshires earlier this summer.

A Pittsburgh chef takes the helm at the venerable Red Lion Inn

Jon Sterrett has worked his way up from flipping burgers to landing an executive culinary position at the venerable Stockbridge resort.

TRAVEL
Hit the reset button this fall with a few minor tweaks to your habits.

Top 10 tips for taking care of yourself this fall

Here’s some advice from Erin Casperson, lead faculty member of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.

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Can ancient Ayurvedic wisdom help us cope with pandemic stresses? Erin Casperson says yes; “It’s actually very practical.”

Can ancient wisdom help us cope with COVID stress?

We asked Erin Casperson, lead faculty member of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, to spill the chai on her best strategies for dealing with the daily onslaught.

PARENTING UNFILTERED
One in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

‘This is something I never thought would happen to me’: How to get help for domestic abuse

If you or someone you care about is being abused, here are steps that you can take right now.

I’m 46 and have never had a date

' ... yet I still cling to this hope that maybe somehow I will be able to find my way to someone.'

An online retailer has put a racy Halloween costume replicating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' mitten-clad look on sale for $85.

There’s a sexy Bernie Sanders Halloween costume, because of course there is

The Vermont senator’s Inauguration Day look — poofy coat, cozy mittens, and his signature curmudgeonly demeanor — has taken the logical next step toward pop culture immortality.

Samuel Adams 2021 Utopias, a line of high-alcohol beers, will be released Oct. 11.

Samuel Adams’ Utopias beer is banned in 15 states. Here’s why

Utopias is a line of limited-edition, high-alcohol beers that Boston Beer Company releases every two years. This year, the boozy brew boasts a staggering 28 percent alcohol by volume.


HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE
“Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM”  at Acton’s Discovery Museum features six portraits by local female artists that highlight New England female scientists with a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests. One local scientist who’s highlighted: Ellice Patterson (pictured here), a biologist and founder of Abilities Dance Boston, a nonprofit dance company for diverse artists within and outside the disability community.

Vegas’s latest attraction, Seattle’s glass festival comeback, and restaurant week in New Haven

Travel news you can use.

THE VIP LOUNGE
Georden West at the Carl Craig "Party/After-Party" sound installation at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, N.Y.

Georden West on Boston’s former Playland Café, journaling on vacation, and a good cappuccino

We caught up with the writer and director of the film "Playland" to talk about all things travel.

A lavish wedding was hosted at Chatham Bars Inn over the weekend.

This spare-no-expense wedding in Chatham had the Cape buzzing last weekend. Here’s a look at the details

Exquisite floral arrangements? Check. Golden chandeliers? Check. Bruno Mars? Check.

Former vice president Mike Pence gave a speech on the stage of the Varkert Bazar cultural centre in Budapest on Sept. 23, 2021 during the fourth demographic summit.

Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in US

Former vice president Mike Pence said Thursday that he is hopeful the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court created during his and former president Donald Trump’s administration will soon overturn abortion rights in the United States.

Two friends share an awkward movie moment

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Next Door
Guests enjoy a movie ("Harriet") at the Wenham Street Cinema, a community gathering spot that is really just Matt Shuman's garage in Jamaica Plain.

When your neighbor’s garage becomes a free movie theater

A Jamaica Plain garage has become a gathering place for neighbors.

Jason Reitman (left) and Ivan Reitman speak onstage during CinemaCon 2021 Opening Night Event on Aug. 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ivan Reitman told Deadline he'll "probably" make the sequel to "Twins" in Boston in January 2022.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Tracy Morgan will ‘probably’ film ‘Twins’ sequel in Boston

Director Ivan Reitman told Deadline that Boston’s wintry climate and the state’s tax credit, recently made permanent by Massachusetts lawmakers, make the city an ideal choice for the long-gestating “Twins” sequel, which he expects will begin production January 2022.

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Mount Errigal in County Donegal, Ireland.

Am I out of luck on this Irish tour refund?

When Susan Danner cancels her Ireland tour after the COVID-19 outbreak, the operator promises a prompt refund. That was a year ago. Where’s her money?