Monday, June 17, 2024

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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

Don’t allow horse racing to return to Fairgrounds

Please help oppose horse racing returning to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There is going to be a town meeting held on Wednesday, December 11 on this issue.

Great Barrington’s Laura Ingersoll Secord: Heroine or traitor?

At least a few residents of Great Barrington were aware of Laura Secord by the early 1900s. When the Ingersoll home was first moved and then torn down during the construction of the Mason Library, structural artifacts were removed and sent to Canada for a Laura Secord exhibit.

A Native American consecration at Jacob’s Pillow: Into the stars with Red Sky Performance

Truly, this vast space was filled with love as well. Performers from New Zealand to Hawaii, from British Columbia to South Dakota to the Berkshires, thrilled us with a generous display of their indigenous song and dance traditions.

CONNECTIONS: Thinking ahead

In 1907, there were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

OVER THE EDGE: Trump plays through

A report from the Canadian Senate in 2006 on media control in Canada singled out New Brunswick because of the Irving companies' ownership of all English-language daily newspapers in the province.

Dr. Roger Connor, 99, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield

His office was initially located at 74 North St., relocating in 1963 to the newly developed Doctors’ Park on South Street with a dozen or so colleagues in different specialties.

Orioles have returned to the Berkshires

This morning the noisy birds were right on time and there was no mistaking their presence.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth,’ a grisly, sobering look at climate change

“It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn’t happening at all …”

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Morrison Keefner, 90, of Great Barrington

Dottie worked for 16 years at the Morgan House in Lee, 16 years as a dining room manager for the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge and for seven years as an aide for the Massini Bus Company.

Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tina Packer is a force of nature," said Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC). “She has influenced and inspired generations of theatre makers and theatre goers. I can think of a no better ambassador for Shakespeare..." -- Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company.

Opening the Weedgates IV: A Whole Foods conversation about a Walmart issue

Human beings are inclined to assume that our own lived experience reflects that of everyone else’s. We—the people who write and think about pot and have enough money to open stores that sell it—are blind to the “other” in our midst.

Eleanor Altrows, 87, of Otis

Residing in Otis for 32 years, she loved music and art, wildlife, and her cats.

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.

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: The Russians and more Russians

Thanks to special counsel Mueller’s July 13, 2018, indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, we’ve learned in excruciating detail about the extensive hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and cyberattacks on the boards of elections of various states, and companies that supply software and other technology related to the administration of U.S. elections.

THEATRE REVIEW: Stellar production of ‘Mary’s Wedding’ by Chester Theatre Company is romantically enveloping

Overall, the 89 minutes of this play never lose a bit of impact in this stellar production.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

The prime minister promised — rather politely — to retaliate against Trump’s unreasonable tariffs against his country.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.