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Water main break in Lee on Housatonic Street

Water will be shut off in certain locations in town at 4 p.m.

PERSPECTIVES: Egremont couple crowdfunding future cannabis store, as more outlets reopen after shutdown

In the cannabis industry, trying to raise capital through traditional borrowing is difficult, in part because most commercial banks avoid lending money for marijuana businesses.

Better Days Ahead

Mock me if you must, but I’m now ready and willing to own up to the fact that even though I may not have a Jeep, that doesn’t stop me, every single time I see their commercials, from singing along with my Jeep-owning friends.

Letter from New York: The unequal impact of COVID-19

When the plague finally ends or hopefully before that point, we will be forced yet again to address the problem of economic and racial inequality in this country. 

The Self-Taught Gardener: The third movement

Our self-taught gardener Lee Buttala feels that the landscape has a sense of movement like a musical composition, and the music of fall is perhaps the most dramatic of all.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Windfalls

Just as squirrels put away nuts for the winter, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala puts away apple butter to sustain him and remind him of home.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Negroland’ offers the opportunity to appreciate matters of class, race, gender that affect us all

As we once again find our nation splitting apart on the issues of immigration, and of racial bias, we must acknowledge our original sins: the theft of the land from Native Americans; the forced enslavement of Africans brought to enrich the privileged white Colonists, our Founding Fathers.

The Self-Taught Gardener: After the fall

As squirrels gather acorns for winter sustenance, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala, takes in the beauty of fall as the emotional equivalent.

CONNECTIONS: Cottage industry

It was Austen Riggs who brought the Coonley family to the Berkshires. Riggs founded his therapeutic community in 1919. Mary Lord Coonley was on the first board of trustees.

BOOK REVIEW: Michael Waldman offers a critical lesson about the struggle over the meaning of ‘The Second Amendment’

As increasing numbers of our friends and neighbors and children die at the hands of those who wield weapons of war, Waldman offers a wise and unfortunately essential look at how we got here.

Edward Morehouse Sr., 88, of Great Barrington, former GB selectman

Ed loved Great Barrington and was very active in the civic life of the community. In 1982 he was elected to the board of selectmen and remained a selectman until 2002.

Rebecca Carnow Jones, 57, of Great Barrington

In the early 1990’s Mrs. Jones opened the first sole law practice by a woman in Jacksonville, Il.  She devoted countless hours to helping indigent people, women and children.  

Laurie McLeod, 63, of Stockbridge, dancer, writer and filmmaker

Laurie was the founder and longtime visionary of Victory Girl Productions, the Stockbridge-based home of her innovative choreography, filmmaking and writing work.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Rooftop dancing

At a roof party in downtown Chicago, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala discovers that, just like in the garden, there is room for us all to inhabit the same world and to dance to our own music.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Siege’ reveals the constant provocations, never-ending nastiness of the Trump administration

Episode after episode reveals a mean-spirited, self-absorbed bully who doesn’t read, study or listen to anyone who says anything he disagrees with.

Business Briefs: National Dance Presenters’ Forum; Berkshire Bank donates to CDCSB; Fitch Ratings upgrades Kimball Farms; Berkshire United Way community investments

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to the CDCSB.

REVIEW: WTF’s ‘A Raisin in the ‘Sun’ features political subtext, interesting directorial choices

Human dignity is what is at the core of Hansberry’s work and most vividly brought home by the moving, wrenching second-act speech of Walter, which summons all the pain of generation after generation of injustice to the African-American male.
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