News Brief: Hinds chairs hearing on tourism resources

Wednesday, Jul 26 - “This informational hearing was an opportunity to listen to and learn from key stakeholders in the tourism and arts community on how we as a state invest in the cultural underpinnings of our economy,” --Sen. Adam Hinds

Birth announcement

Wednesday, Jul 26 - A son was born to Rachel Beth Baumann and Harold Armstrong.

Mary DelGrande, 101, of Sheffield

Wednesday, Jul 26 - Funeral services for Mary R. DelGrande will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Sheffield.

Great Barrington police nab five for stealing power tools

Tuesday, Jul 25 - "These were significant arrests involving individuals who are known to police and who are active in drugs and are willing to steal from hard-working victims to finance their habits." -- Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh

Hinds visits pipeline site, urges reform of FERC and says Trump ‘gutting the EPA’

Tuesday, Jul 25 - State Sen. Adam Hinds: "If anybody's learned anything from this election, it's that elections have consequences – serious policy consequences. They are absolutely gutting the EPA at a rate that even the most pessimistic person would be surprised about right now." Hinds was also sharply critical of the state in allowing the pipeline project to move through the Otis State Forest, which is state-owned land ostensibly protected from development.

Harriette Sturges, 87, of Ashley Falls

Tuesday, Jul 25 - Harriette enjoyed lunches each month with Blue Bird Friends for over 35 years, gardening and flowers, reading, knitting, sewing, crocheting, crossword puzzles and making preserves for family and friends.

Dorothy Bleivik, 96, of Lenox

Wednesday, Jul 19 - Dorothy was an artist who loved to paint flowers, birds and nature scenes of the Berkshires. She loved children and helped care for her siblings.