Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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Fourteen-year-old youth deceased after being found unresponsive in Benedict Pond

The child was transported to Fairview Hospital; however, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

This West Wing should learn from ‘The West Wing’

Joe Biden, the waters around you are rising fast. You have a choice: Withdraw or drown.

Balloonists, barnstormers, and wartime boon: New book celebrates Great Barrington Airport

“Local histories for me are a way to give readers a sense of place,” said Drew, who has written the “Our Berkshires” column for The Berkshire Eagle since 1996, along with more than 50 books, about half of them local histories, including a history of the town of Great Barrington.

Keeping the sound from shutting down: Great Barrington radio station raising funds to replace failing mixing board

“This is an all-volunteer organization,” Hardcastle said. “Our expenses are rent, insurance, licensing, and equipment. We are doing what we can to be very frugal and resourceful.”

Cream of the corn(hole) at Claire Teague Senior Center

“I’m very close with the directors and people who work at these centers," said Health New England Government Program Coordinator Lee Jaggi. "They have been all looking for something that they could introduce to their seniors. To me, cornhole is a perfect solution because it’s something everyone can play.

REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

DANCE REVIEW: ‘SMASHED2’ by Gandini Juggling at PS21

PS21 is just over the border in Chatham, N.Y. Judging by what I have seen at the venue this summer, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised, and challenged, if you make the trip.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Native Gardens’ plays at the Dorset Theatre Festival through July 21

If you can, as I mostly did, ignore the physical and occasionally verbal gaffes, this is an amiable comedy, just right for summer theater with an excellent cast and load of laughs.

West Stockbridge eyes capital improvement plans with essential departments

The session was the first in the town’s "meet and confer" series aimed at advancing one-topic conversations among relevant stakeholders.

Patrick White has been a great supporter of the Mohican people and deserves to represent the 3rd Berkshire District

We have seen local leaders come and go over and over these past 200 years. We need more like Patrick White.

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Teresa Mae Kosberg, 89, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.

Michael Filmus of Great Barrington

Services will take place at the Elmwood Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Andrew Russell Humes, 66, formerly of Great Barrington

A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden and the Tavern House at the Humes Preserve headquarters in Mill Neck, N.Y., Andrew's childhood home.

Martin F. Palmer Jr., 82, of North Canaan, Conn.

Per Marty’s wishes, a private burial will be held for the immediate family.