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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Willard Salzer, 92, of Lenox

Most of his professional life was at Allied Stores Corp. in New York City, where he became vice president for planning and research and a nationally known authority on retail store location.

West Stockbridge talks pot moratoriums, prompting robust debate

Almost 20 people, including Selectman Bernie Fallon, briefly spoke in favor of a moratorium, arguing that a delay in accepting applications for dispensaries would "give the town some breathing room" and time to prepare itself.

News Brief: Hinds to attend broadband summit

The summit will provide a balanced program covering a broad range of issues and gather the most important voices in the broadband and cable world to interact with state legislators.

Theresa Jeanne Thompson Koch, 95, of Great Barrington

In her middle years, Theresa resumed her college education and completed a BA and obtained her teaching certificate. She then taught 7th-9th graders English and Social Studies.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Tracie Keesee to address race relations at Berkshire Human Rights series

Berkshire Human Rights speaker Tracie Keesee has devoted her long career in policing to strengthening better ties between the police and minority communities.

Local physician, addiction specialist: Drugs, alcohol permanently impair teen brains

“It takes 25 years for a young person’s brain to fully wire for habits, likes, dislikes and skills. This is when those habits develop that will haunt us for the rest of our lives.” --Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Jo Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, 66, of Stockbridge, artistic entrepreneur, restored Blantyre to elegance

She traveled to Europe to research similar country estates and brought back ideas to return Blantyre to a state of elegance, using her keen interior design skills to ensure every space was elegantly appointed with stunning antiques and lush fabrics.

Fossil fuel divestment movement attempts to gain steam – at Harvard, Williams  

“In the face of the climate crisis Harvard is profiting from the same companies that are actively undermining the scientific knowledge being generated from within the Harvard community.” -- Kelsey Wirth, co-founder of the group Mothers Out Front

Part I: Fracking: Unregulated, dangerous to human health, environment

By any number of measures – state accident reports, scholarly studies, in-depth reporting, and filed lawsuits -- hydrofracking operations are endangering the health of people who live in the vicinity, and degrading the air and water.
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