The Macrobiotic Diet and How it Changed a Life

The Macrobiotic Diet and How it Changed a Life

The International Macrobiotic Institute, founded in 2016 by husband-wife duo Edward and Naomi Ichikawa Esko, launched a series of vegan, Japanese cooking classes March 18. Veering away from the modern Japanese diet that has adopted food trends from western society, those who follow the macrobiotic diet emphasize the intake of whole foods like brown rice, […]

Tito’s Mexican Grill Comes to the Berkshires

The anticipated Tito’s Mexican Grill, replacing Baba Louie’s at 34 Depot St., is to come to fruition, opening around New Years Day. Co-owner Luis Verde had planned to open the restaurant by early December, but the opening was delayed while he waited for the state to approve the liquor license transfer from Baba Louie’s to […]

Cancer cluster at Mt. Greylock

Cancer cluster at Mt. Greylock

In 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a report addressing claims that two water wells used by Mt. Greylock Regional High School for drinking and for cooking were contaminated with perchlorate and had caused thyroid cancer in a number of students and staff. The amount of perchlorate found in the wells, 5.05 to […]