Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Tag: California

CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

‘Ask Your Gay Uncle’: New podcast to spread love, self-acceptance

Each week, the pair hold each other accountable, play outrageous games and answer listener questions about relationships, sex, family, culture, coming out and more.

Nick Diller weather summary: June 2020 sixth driest since 1965

My sister said the month’s weather was like the more arid conditions of southern California when she lived there, where each day was picture perfect, fair and pleasant.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Tic Tac market

The stock market often does whatever it must to frustrate the most people possible.

‘Brown Bridge’ construction to start soon, expected to conclude by July 2021

The good news is the bridge will remain open to two-way traffic during construction. The lanes will be narrowed to provide adequate workspace safety and staging areas for materials.

David C. King, 86, of Hillsdale, N.Y.

David was an award-winning author of more than 80 history, biography and culture studies books for children and young adults.

Alan Chartock: School of scoundrels

Jared Kushner: Continuing the theme of familial conflict of interest, here is the spawn of a convicted criminal who is married to the daughter of the president of the United States.

Truth and COVID consequences

When it comes to COVID-19, there is a compelling need to see what might have gone wrong and how we can make the necessary changes in the present and the days to come - learning on the fly, then expeditiously and with expertise, making the most appropriate course corrections.

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

A dispatch from lovely Mexico, where officials were slow to react to COVID-19

While cases were adding up at BMC and shelves were being emptied at our local stores, Sayulita had dances on the plaza, populated beaches with margaritas flowing and vacationing tourists doing what they do unimpeded. It had been very difficult to reconcile these two worlds.

Dr. David K. Kanter, 82, of Lenox

He served his patients, who came to his Teaneck office from all over the New York City metropolitan area, until retiring in 2003 and returning to live in his beloved Berkshires.

Local health officials on the coronavirus: Caution and common sense

"The likelihood of getting the flu virus — and dying from it — is far more likely than getting novel coronavirus at this time,” says Dr. Everett Lamm of Community Health Programs.

Horse racing should not return to Great Barrington

In a letter to the editor, Wendy Hollis writes, "Issues of concern include traffic increases and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare neglect and abuse."

REFLECTIONS: Haunted by a will

Like individuals, countries want to stretch and develop, yet it's not to the advantage of autocratic governments to encourage ambition and education among their people.

Dawn Williams, 86, of Lenox

She taught church school, was a tutor at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center; and was on the board of directors for the historical society and Berkshire Sanctuaries, where she was also a field guide and gatekeeper.

Brandi Carlile, the Mavericks, Los Lobos added to Tanglewood summer schedule

The sound of Carlile's voice, reminiscent at times of k.d. lang or early Tanya Tucker, is sufficiently distinctive to immediately identify itself no matter what the musical genre

The Bookloft, a Great Barrington fixture for 46 years, is moving to new digs

Interestingly, the need for more space was not factor in the move. The new space will actually be comparable in size to the Barrington Plaza store, which occupies two storefronts.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.