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James Welch, 89, of Salisbury, Conn.

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 - After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Jim returned to Great Barrington and was employed by the New England Electric System (now National Grid), remaining there as the store's manager for 35 years and retiring in 1989.

Birth announcements

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 - Two boys and two girls born at Fairview Hospital the weeks of March 9 -- 16, 2018.

The Rev. Joseph P. Bishop, 99, of New Marlborough

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 - He was profoundly committed to social justice throughout his life, most actively so during the 1960s when he participated in the iconic March on Washington in August 1963 and in a demonstration in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for which he was briefly jailed.

Birth announcement

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 - A boy born to Cameron and Emily Gennari of Housatonic.

Benjamin Weinberg, 83, of Lenox

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 - After starting International Outlet in North Adams, he subsequently moved the business in 1986 when he purchased the Tucker Toy Building on State Street. In 1997 he relocated the business to Western Gateway Heritage State Park.

John L. Durante, 94, of Pittsfield

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 - He retired in 2014 and holds the record for the most years of continuous service in the history of the General Electric company, with 65 years of service.

Move-In Ready Homes!

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 - Take a look at our "Move-In Ready" properties offered by Anita Schilling of William Pitt Sotheby's, Mary Jane Dunlop of Berkshire Access Realty, Tim Lovett of Berkshire Property Agents and Them Garvey of Cohen+White Associates.

Evelyn Olchowski, 100, of Lenox

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 - After the war, the couple moved to Pittsfield, where Evelyn worked with her husband to establish his dental practice of 45 years.