Saturday, July 20, 2024

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I WITNESS: What will it take to ban assault weapons?

Welcome to the new America: a breeding ground for vitriol, animosity, and homicidal rage.

On the death of an artist and friend: Jonathan Baumbach remembered

It’s not Jonathan the man I want to write about, but how he defined himself as an artist, which he saw as a moral imperative—his life’s prime and most passionate commitment.

Area hip-hop artist Jackson Whalan explores new ways of recording, collaborating with music

Despite being hyper-focused on getting his streaming numbers up, cultivating an online fan base via Spotify and building a solid following on SoundCloud, Jackson Whalan is not afraid to embrace a bit of retro.

The [Unauthorized] GB Primer

The inside track. Beware, locals and visitors alike!

David Jacob Steindler, 81, of Sheffield, founding member of Friends of the Bushnell-Sage Library

He sold the printing business and moved to Sheffield to enjoy his love of antiques, opening Dovetail Antiques to sell antiques and repair antique clocks. 

The Self-Taught Gardener: The experience of place

Nature and the man-made world. Can they coexist? Our Self-Taught Gardener thinks yes, with a little effort.

Cowering under the covers

I know that there are people, lots of people, with personal problems and responsibilities, places they need to be and things they need to do just to survive. They do not have the luxury of staying in bed until their courage kicks in to face the day.

Raymond Elling, 94, of Great Barrington

Upon his retirement in 1972, he and wife Josephine moved the family to Great Barrington and opened a bed B&B that they ran for 27 years.

Part 2: Mother and Fan: Journey to Kings Theatre

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, more euphoric than seeing my son on the stage playing his astonishing music while I dance with three thousand euphoric people, fans who get his music as do I.

Part I: Mother and fan — a journey to Kings Theatre

After my husband died, one of my greatest concerns was whether I was capable of raising a son on my own without his father’s guidance, a son whose musical gifts were burgeoning.

Kirsten Lindhard, 99, of Great Barrington and New York City

She returned to New York at the age of 19 shortly before the German occupation of Denmark. Her Broadway performances included “One Touch of Venus,” “Brigadoon,” “Miss Liberty,” “Call Me Madam,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Rodeo” and “After the Ball.”

Thomas Carpenite, 93, of South Egremont

After retiring from Data Design Labs and GE, Tom had his own consulting firm at Becton Dickinson in Canaan, Connecticut.

Gail Murray, 88, of Great Barrington

She was a Cat Fanciers Association leading member for many years, and bred and raised Siamese cats, many of which went on to capture titles/trophies on the cat show circuit.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘House of Trump, House of Putin,’ the plot to put a Russian operative in the White House

Unger makes several startling claims: Trump was but one of dozens of U.S. politicians and businesspeople targeted over more than 20 years who became indebted to Russia.

Rudolph John Mantegari, 74, of Pittsfield

He was the manager of Caligari Hardware in Lenox for 48 years, retiring in 2015.

Vive Bizalion’s! Specialty fine food market turns 15

In the summer of 2003, the Bizalions made a dozen trips to the Berkshires before settling on Great Barrington, where they decided their concept was “doable.”

Remember our days: Local trio crafting family documentaries for lasting legacies

"It’s about recording those ‘aha!’ moments, those flashes of recognition for younger family members to better understand who they themselves are, why they do what they do, the spark that started it all, and how it passes down through the generations.” -- Mark Farrell

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.