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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Stay inspired and involved for the election in November

I pray that all of us can get — and stay — inspired and involved. November is a heartbeat away.

PREVIEW: Berkshire Lyric presents Bruckner’s Mass in F minor, Brahms’ Nänie, Arvo Pärt’s ‘Da pacem Domine’ Sunday, June 2, at Ozawa Hall

Bruckner studied Mozart's Requiem assiduously, and the craftsmanship of his harmonic writing in this mass reflects it.

SHEELA CLARY: How to undo things in Italian

I have been studying Italian since 1990, but I keep getting delighted anew. Right now, a source of fresh delights is one of the Italian versions of the English “un.”

I WITNESS: When in doubt, blame your wife

When most people violate the norms of their workplace, they are fired. When Supreme Court justices and federal legislators violate the norms of their workplace, they blame their wives and remain in place.

International Film Festival: The Berkshire County connection

"Cold Wallet" Production Manager Lizzy Aspenlieder Aspenlieder described the Berkshire International Film Festival as “a melting pot for some of the most talented artists in the world.” “There is something for everyone at this festival,” she said. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Mary Jane White and Cristian Sanchez of Cohen+White Associates offer a move-in-ready, beautifully maintained mid-century modern contemporary with great design and stunning views. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

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The Williams Inn

Embraced by the scenic beauty of Western Massachusetts, the historic Williams Inn emerges as an exquisite haven for weddings. Its vibrant surroundings and luxurious...

Bousquet Mountain

Bousquet Mountain offers a picturesque wedding venue for your special day. The light-filled lodge and surroundings offer a unique array of indoor and outdoor...

Great Barrington Memorial Day Parade set for Monday

Great Barrington's Memorial Day Parade took a two-year hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and was canceled last year as a result of declining participation among veterans. This year, however, a group of residents have come together to organize the event.

Memorial Day events in Berkshire County

There will be events, including parades and ceremonies, all over Berkshire County to honor the day.

Lee officials make second request to three Rest of River towns, seeking approval to access privileged documents

The proposal will allow insight into the decision to put a toxic-waste facility in town.

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Obituaries

Brooks Carter White, 90, of West Stockbridge

A memorial service is planned in late August with details to follow.

Joan Elizabeth Hotaling, 83, of New Marlborough

Funeral Services for Joan Elizabeth Hotaling will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Old Parish Church in Sheffield, with Reverend Jill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery in New Marlborough. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Eleanor Y. Lord, 94, of Stockbridge

The family will host a Ceremony of Remembrance with friends later in the summer.

Jean Frances (Gerard) Murphy, 90, of Housatonic

A Funeral Mass with a Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jean F. Murphy will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic, with Reverend William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home.