Edna Piretti, 89, of Lenox, co-founded Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, Sep 5 - In the 1960s she and her sister Helen Fillio went to real estate school in Springfield, then opened Tanglewood Realty on the corner of Housatonic and Church Streets in Lenox where they also sold Sheffield Pottery. Together they established the Lenox Chamber of Commerce.

Birth announcement

Sunday, Sep 3 - At the Fairview Hospital Family Birthplace a girl born on August 29.

William Dewkett Sr., 96, of Lee

Friday, Sep 1 - Mr. Dewkett served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Technician Fourth Grade, 113th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Co. in the Bismarck – Archipelago Campaign.

Affordable high-speed, broadband options for Great Barrington include its own utility

Wednesday, Aug 30 - With download speeds typically maxing out at 60 megabits per second, the Internet service offered by Spectrum is barely satisfactory for consumers and some business owners but not up to the task for those who make heavy use of the Internet to transfer large files, an increasing necessity as businesses rely more and more on digital communication.

Egremont gives itself a birthday party, and promotes civic awareness

Tuesday, Aug 29 - “In our system, the authority of the government goes to those who show up. And right now, our nation, our region, and our towns are at a crossroads. We need everyone to show up. And it’s not laziness or a shirking of civic responsibility. Often, we just have no clue how or where to begin." -- Susan Bachelder, Egremont Historical Commission, opening the 242nd town birthday celebration

David Fay, 82, of Otis

Monday, Aug 28 - David was a Eucharistic minister and was involved with the Knights of Columbus in Lee. Mr. Fay was also active with the Shriners and St. Jude.

Births at Fairview Hospital

Saturday, Aug 26 - At the Fairview Hospital Family Birthplace, three boys and a girl were born in the past week.