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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.

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.

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.

LEONARD QUART: Embracing a city in purgatory

However, though I am not an optimist by nature, I know once the plague ceases, life in the city will be irreparably changed.

LEONARD QUART: Musings redux

As always, I muse about the city, which, these days, I explore less extensively.

Alan Chartock: Updating the PITA file

On another subject, Andrew Cuomo is being mentioned in at least one unsubstantiated article as a possible chief of staff if Joe Biden is elected to the presidency.

The Lolita Express vs. Team USA Express

Which is it, America? You’re making me dizzy! Where do you stand when it comes to your female half? Are we queens of the world or the shit under your shoes?

Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative launched

Thinking about all of the good that would have been done and the lives saved if Stumo had been given a chance to continue her work ultimately fueled the discussion about how to build her legacy.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Kessler noted that Trump's rate of saying false or misleading statements has picked up recently, alleging the president had made 171 such statements in the previous three days.

‘A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America’: Jim Acosta lectures at the Mahaiwe

"A new kind of president requires a new kind of playbook for citizens and for journalists. As reporters, we now exist to both deliver the news and defend the truth." --- CNN reporter Jim Acosta

National day of action to demand release of Mueller report

Protests will take place in hundreds of cities and towns and are being organized by a coalition of dozens of public interest organizations.

BOOK REVIEW: Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ our plight

I found reading “Fear” to be especially painful. There were times I had to force myself to read more. It was much like watching a most terrifying movie, knowing the maniac is poised to strike at any moment. He could be behind the bathroom door or the living room couch with an axe or a chainsaw. Escape seems impossible.

‘Unhinged’: The World According to Omarosa Manigault Newman

These days we are all a bit unhinged. Omarosa Manigault Newman helps explain why.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Loss

One of my regrets is that I did not just bypass the infertility treatments and go straight for adoption, because I can’t imagine that I could feel any closer to a birth child than I feel to my daughter.

Bits & Bytes: Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA; David Gergen in Pittsfield; Tarbox Ramblers at Club Helsinki Hudson

David Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership, positions he has held for over a decade, and also serves as a senior political advisor for CNN.

Amplifications: Whom do we trust for our news?

I wish that the dignity and credibility Cronkite brought to the evening news would reappear. 

America’s new policy toward immigrants: Kids in cages, families imprisoned

This time, thankfully, the free press that our president mocks day after day as fake gave us the chance to hear firsthand from these mothers and fathers and their children, to see for ourselves the cages the children were sent to and to hear their cries.
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