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Bonnie M. Bailey, 89, of Stockbridge  

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 - Mrs. Bailey owned her catering company “Bonnie’s” which she operated until her retirement. Previously, she had worked for General Electric in Pittsfield, in their Receiving Department.

Roseina M. Emprimo, 82, of Great Barrington

Monday, 16 Mar 2015 - After school she worked for over 20 years at W.T Grant Department Store until it closed in 1976. After that she worked for Kmart for 32 years before retiring in 2012. Roseina bowled in the Wildcat Bowling League and was a treasurer of the league for more than 20 years.

Bits & Bytes: CATA exhibit at Lauren Clark; Egremont Library seeks artists, crafters; Montessori open house; Columbia Art School invitation

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 - “We expect this festival to be the biggest and best yet. With 14 award-winning films on a wide-range of current environmental topics, if people don't leave the theater more educated, inspired, enraged or motivated to act then we are doing something wrong.” Karen Lyness LeBlanc, Education and Outreach Coordinator For Project Native.

Bits & Bytes: Folk duo at Dewey Hall; Rudolf Steiner School circus

Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 - "Through activities like tumbling and acrobatics, children are encouraged to feel comfortable moving their bodies as well as extending into the space around them, and they become aware of their strength both physically and emotionally. The adult capacities of being flexible, leading a balanced life, helping and supporting others and juggling life's tasks are exercised in childhood through circus arts.” -- Krista Palmer, Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School athletic director and circus creative director

Marie A. Rigodanzo, 91, of Housatonic

Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 - Marie worked for fifteen years in the shipping/receiving department at the Marian Fathers in Stockbridge before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’; GB Democrats meet; Shire City silkscreen workshop

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 - "Women the world over are stymied by a silent desperation that keeps them quiet. Whatever their life conditions, the common thread is a societal underestimation of the value of motherhood and of women’s lives in general. My quest is for women to access and nurture their inner resolve, to take a stand for their stories that are news to the world. For this, they must hear from other women." --- Suzi Banks Baum

Harold D. Hayes, 85, of New Marlborough

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 - He graduated from the New Marlborough School. Before retiring 15 years ago, he ran and owned Mount Everett school buses and was a paint contractor.

Virginia M. Palfini, 90, of New Marlborough

Monday, 23 Feb 2015 - She was very involved in her church, Immaculate Conception in New Marlborough where she was a member of the Willing Workers and for many years devoted her time to keeping all the Altar linens clean and pressed.

Frances Grossetti Antoniazzi, 91, formerly of Glendale

Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 - At the age of 48, Frances went to nursing school and graduated from the Pittsfield Vocational School of Nursing Class of 1972 with honors. After graduation, she did private duty for Norman Rockwell, Percy Musgrave, Gabriella Sedgwick, Margaret French Cresson and William Gibson.

Steven G. Pothul, 49, of Sheffield, farmer and graduate of Mt. Everett High School

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 - Steven was proud to be a farmer. He first started working on his family’s dairy farm in Sheffield and then for the past 13 years he worked for the Larkin & Batacchi Farm. He was an avid country and rock music fan who enjoyed concerts and outdoor events. He loved riding motorcycles, especially his Harley, to various gatherings around the country.

Dr. Dennis C. Marcus of New Marlborough

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 - Dennis C Marcus, M.D., adult and child psychiatrist of New Marlborough, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness.

Eli G. Katz, 80, of Lenox and Hollywood, Florida

Friday, 13 Feb 2015 - Eli was a pioneer in the use of computers in hospital engineering and facilities maintenance functions with one of the first successful software businesses, Maintenance Automation Corporation, for the industry.

Sean T. Storti, 40, of New Marlborough

Friday, 13 Feb 2015 - Sean graduated from Mount Everett Regional High School, class of 1992, after which he went on to art school in Maine and attended classes at Berkshire Community College. Sean was an extremely talented artist.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Much Ado about Nothing’; Lingerie frolic at Sanctuary; Gospel Gang for fuel emergency; Steinhacker lecture at Lenox Library

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 - Waldorf High School’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Stockbridge –– The Berkshire Waldorf High School will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Unicorn Theater in Stockbridge on Valentine’s Day weekend. These performances, in collaboration with Shakespeare & Company, will be Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 […]

Allen S. Rubin, 74, owner of Berkshire Products in Housatonic

Monday, 9 Feb 2015 - In 1957 Allen worked with his father David Rubin at David Hats Incorporated. In 1959 the business was moved from Great Barrington to Housatonic. Mr. Rubin was a strong supporter of Berkshire Pulse: A Center for the Creative Arts. He was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots.

Helen L. Soldati, 89, of Great Barrington

Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 - Helen attended local schools and was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1943. She worked as a secretary at Home Gas in Housatonic.

Town Hall: First tax lien auction nets Great Barrington $41,000

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 - A diverse assortment of parcels were offered at the public auction ranging from 2-acre individual, contiguous lots located in a residential area to smaller parcels close to the center of town. All properties have been held by the Town through foreclosure for more than four years.

David (Doc) Blanchard, 78, of Stockbridge

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 - Dave retired from Schweitzer-Mauduit Mills in Lee, Mass., with 32 years of services. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club.

Ruth C. Siok, 93, of Housatonic

Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 - Ruth loved gardening and reading. At the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, you’d be hard pressed to find a book without her name in it. She also had a tender heart for all animals and nursed many back to health.