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George C. Jordan III, 83, of Lenox

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 4 p.m., at the Roche Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be private in Grove Cemetery in Freeport, Maine, at a later date.

LEONARD QUART: Pete Hamill, the Bard of Brooklyn, dies at 85

For a working-class, Brooklyn boy, who was a high school dropout, Hamill lived a pretty cosmopolitan life.

Robert Barry Jr., 59, of Stockbridge and Weston, Mass., and Waterville Valley, N.H.

Mr. Barry practiced law in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City, and was a partner at Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis.

LEONARD QUART: ‘Unorthodox’ — a moving Netflix series

The series reminds us in a scene where the group goes bathing in Lake Wannasee that in a villa on the Lake’s other side in 1942 senior Nazi officials met to plan the Final Solution to the “Jewish question.”

Robert Drucker, 78, of Great Barrington

In 1994, with his eldest son Peter, he opened Barrington Outfitters in Great Barrington, and it gave him great pride to have his youngest son Richard join the family business a few years later.

Robert McMahon, 76, of West Otis

In 1991, he moved his practice from Great Barrington to a studio in a new barn at his home, which also included a wood shop as Bob was not just a creative architect and designer, but a skilled builder and problem-solver.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Signs of Life

In the face of warming winters, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala finds hope in the common witch hazel, which can adapt to any weather.

LEONARD QUART: A few takes on the state of America and New York City

I know it’s self-evident, but what strikes me is how differently we treat idols of the popular culture, and famous writers who die.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Love and loss in the garden

Fred took me from my buttoned-down days in my Connecticut garden to my life as a single man in the Berkshires and gave me a new way of thinking about gardening.

Dorian Held, 71, of West Stockbridge

Dorian lived as a stained-glass artist before becoming a popular and successful realtor with Wheeler & Taylor.

In the wheelhouse of the Russell I

Hilary Russell weaves the tugboat history into a telling of his personal quest to learn more about his family

William ‘Bill’ Kelly, 49, of New Marlborough

He studied sound engineering at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, thereafter working at the Bitter End and Crash Mansion in the West Village of New York.

Lee Marino, 89, of Great Barrington

Once in the Berkshires, she enjoyed working at various Berkshire County icons: Country Curtains, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Berkshire Bank.

I Publius: A conversation with Murray

“Sure enough, maybe because of your prompting, the previous gloom and doom turned to a more optimistic plan. I’m proud of you, Pops. I think you made it happen.” Murray, the world’s smartest dog

Historical Commission issues Phase 1 of historic resources survey in Great Barrington

This survey of a portion of Great Barrington's rich catalogue of historic buildings was a significant undertaking for the Historical Commission. It provides the town with the first of a series of reports that provide documentation of sites worthy of preserving and those potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robert Fuster Sr., 75, of Lenox

In 1992, he founded the Berkshire Humane Society in response to the decision of the MSPCA to close its Berkshire County shelter operation.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Friends for life

Unlike the showy annuals and perennials of the warm months, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala realizes that trees are more than fairweather friends...they are there for the long haul.
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