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Dr. Sidney Pinsky, 86, of Sandisfield, founder of Sandisfield Art Center

Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 - Dr. Pinsky went on to become a director at the Hillside Hospital Division of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he remained until his retirement. There he developed and implemented the Queens Field Instruction Center, a much respected program designed to train Masters level Social Work students throughout the New York area.

Nancy S. Cobden, 74, of South Egremont

Monday, 1 Jun 2015 - She attended Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Mrs. Cobden worked as a newspaper writer, an advertising executive and a saleswoman for printing firms in the Hartford area.

Irene Baron Moskowitz, 89, of Great Barrington

Monday, 1 Jun 2015 - She was a meticulous gardener, a savvy investor, an avid reader, a polished golfer, an astute political observer, and an unrivaled baker of Rugelach. She also loved her Benson & Hedges De Luxe cigarettes and J&B Scotch whiskey sours (tart; no fruit).

Jane Finn, 86, of Great Barrington, retired physical education teacher

Monday, 1 Jun 2015 - Jane received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Boston University. Jane worked as a Physical Education teacher for Mount Everett Regional High School, the former Williams High School, Monument Mountain Regional High School and as Athletic Director at the former Searles Middle School until retiring in 1980.

Bits & Bytes: Weeds gone wild in Stockbridge; Generation Block Party at Railroad Street Youth; Chamber online auction; Steiner Walkathon; Artsbridge founder at Ahavath Sholom

Saturday, 30 May 2015 - Invasive plants and animals that damage native habitats are making inroads in Stockbridge. Local scientists Frank Lowenstein and Jess Toro will talk about the invasives that are already infesting our lands and waters – like barberry, phragmites (the prolific common reed) and Eurasian watermilfoil – and other threats on the horizon.

Herbert L. Cary, 91, of Sheffield

Friday, 29 May 2015 - Herbert L. Cary, 91, of Sheffield died Wednesday May 27, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Herbert was born in Johnston, R.I., on April 20, 1924, son of Harry and Emma (Bouchard) Cary. Herbert proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific as a Carrier Pilot. He married […]

Elaine Louison Shea graveside services

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - Graveside services for Elaine Louison Shea of Springfield, who died on March 17, 2015, will be held on Friday, May 29th, at 1 p.m., in St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Housatonic, conducted by Rev. William P. Murphy.

Myrtle M. Twing, 95, of Mill River, Mass.

Friday, 22 May 2015 - Myrtle spent a large portion of her life working on the farm. She loved taking walks with her family and tried to get as much out of everyday as possible. She was a wonderful singer, wrote poetry and she loved having tea and playing rummy with her grandchildren.

Evelyn Marie Casivant, 83, of Ashley Falls

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - Evelyn was a staunch supporter of the Greenwoods Community Church in Ashley Falls and its missionary work. She was a missionary chairwoman for many years and gave generously of not only her time but also of whatever else was needed.

Alexander Hryckvich, 89, of Sandisfield

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion. He worked as a logger who ran a lumber mill in Sandisfield with his brother, Nick, for more than 50 years.

Natalie Scholes Goranson, 85, educator for Berkshire Hills School District

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - Natalie was a longtime employee of Berkshire Hills Regional School District, teaching home economics at Monument Mountain High School and then at Searles Middle School. She initiated and developed the curriculum for the nursery school at Monument Mountain, which continues in existence to this day.

Mildred Sasso, 100, of Great Barrington

Friday, 15 May 2015 - She and her husband started “Sasso Coffee” from their dining room in Brooklyn. They both roasted and ground their own personal blend serving hundreds of German ice cream parlors throughout New York and New Jersey.

I DIG GB: Student Art Show on Main Street

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - “We worked closely with Neel Weber at the High School who coordinated efforts with the other art teachers at Muddy Brook, Monument Valley and Monument Mountain so that we could celebrate youth art work throughout downtown Great Barrington during this construction period on Main Street." -- Beryl Jolly, Executive Director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Adolf S. Knott, 91, of West Stockbridge

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - Adolf was born in Gauting, Germany, on January 8, 1924, son to Johann and Rosa (Stadler) Knott. He received his Associates Degree from Newark College of Engineering. Adolf worked for many years as an engineer.

Great Barrington Main Street reconstruction update: May 11-15

Friday, 8 May 2015 - On Monday and Tuesday Maxymillian will be laying stone from Castle to Elm Street. Paving of the core should begin on Wednesday, May 13. Street light and traffic light conduit work will continue along the edge of the road from Castle to Elm Street.