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Do you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

(Answers at bottom) MATH 1. Level: Easy The mean number of students per classroom, y, at Central High School can be estimated using the equation y = 0.8636x+27.227, where x represents the number of years since 2004 and x ≤10. Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the number in the context [...]read moreDo you know what your kids know? Can you answer these sample SAT questions?

2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Below is a list of all the schools in the area. It includes public, private, all girls, all boys and special needs designations on the listing. Apple Blossom School & Family Center Wilton, CT Nursery – K, 203-493-4003, appleblossomschool.org Apple Blossom offers formal parent/child programs based on the Waldorf method of education, which seeks to [...]read more2018 Independent Schools Guide––CT, NY, MA

Cole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

In Cole Porter’s song “Wunderbar,” featured in the musical Kiss Me, Kate, the legendary composer envisioned events unfolding “from our secret chalet for two.” Standing on the composer’s former Williamstown property, it isn’t hard to imagine he was looking out his window when he wrote those words. The structural history of Porter’s former Williamstown estate [...]read moreCole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

Ten Minutes with Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick doesn’t have much downtime, he says from his West Village townhouse before another performance of The Seafarer. After Memorial Day weekend, he steps right into The Closet, which premieres June 26 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It’s a satire by Douglas Carter Beane about Martin O’Reilly (Broderick) stuck in a dead-end job. His only friend [...]read moreTen Minutes with Matthew Broderick

Sensing Sally: Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses

For the longest time—even now, still—Sally Taylor perceives the Berkshires through a song written and sung by her dad, James Taylor. She sits back in a chair in a room within MASS MoCA’s Kidspace and begins to hum the melody, then sings a few lines: “The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting, with [...]read moreSensing Sally: Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses

Green Rush: Budding Developers See Dollar Signs for Berkshires’ Cannabis Culture

Andrea Nuciforo is a soft-spoken attorney (and former state senator) with offices in Boston and Pittsfield. He is also a founding member of Berkshire Roots, the largest cannabis grower in the area with a 26,000-square-foot facility and a medical-marijuana dispensary on Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield. His phone rings nonstop because people have lots of questions [...]read moreGreen Rush: Budding Developers See Dollar Signs for Berkshires’ Cannabis Culture

At Home with Mary Pope Osborne: The Author’s House is a Hub of Creativity

Many people are surprised to hear that Mary Pope Osborne has made a home in Great Barrington for more than a decade; others aren’t so. It’s not unusual to spot her at Rubi’s, or at the farmers market, or strolling down Main Street with her husband Will. Beyond south county, she often loses herself on [...]read moreAt Home with Mary Pope Osborne: The Author’s House is a Hub of Creativity

Ten Minutes with Gilbert Gottfried: The legendary comedian talks about his life and comedy

Gilbert Gottfried is on the road year-round doing standup, or in New York City recording his weekly podcast. Come summer and into the fall, he spend s time with his family at their place on Stockbridge Bowl. While some people go to a museum, watch a play, enjoy Tanglewood, hit the trails, or kayak, Gottfried [...]read moreTen Minutes with Gilbert Gottfried: The legendary comedian talks about his life and comedy

Scottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

The clean, precise lines of Paul Gardner’s home stand in stark contrast to the lush, undulating hills that comprise the many vistas from his Sheffield property. Gardner hails from the golfing town of Carnoustie, Scotland, which, he says with a chuckle, “becomes the center of the world for one week” every nine years when it [...]read moreScottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

Rockin’ a Country Road

James Taylor, at peace in the Berkshires

The simplicity is what is so profound about James Taylor, who sits comfortably on his plush, rose-colored sofa in front of a slow-burning fireplace on this chilly afternoon in May. He serves me coffee (“No sweetness?” he asks again, ever so casually), his wife, Kim, carries a platter of freshly sliced fruit arranged in tidy [...]read moreRockin’ a Country Road

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