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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.

The resurrection of a ‘modern’ house in the Berkshires

Renovations like this are done for many reasons, but the top three reasons are economic, practical considerations, and love. “Love” played no small role in the owner’s decision to do this work.

South County high school students rail against inaction during ‘youth climate strike’

The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.

Bits & Bytes: American Brass Quintet at The Mahaiwe; ThinkFOOD conference; Jill Soloway at Williams; Bring It to the Light Music Festival

The ThinkFOOD conference's theme, "Berkshire Pollinators," embraces the community’s interest in bees and pollination, and will also showcase local food entrepreneurs whose ideas can inspire innovation in other communities.

J. Brian Dillon, 84, of Lenox, former creative director at Young & Rubicam

Brian rode his bike to work, loved swimming, and sailing. He was an avid reader, writer, and dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker. He strived to challenge himself and those around him.

William H. Weigle Jr., 94, former Egremont selectman, moderator, finance committee vice-chair

His World War II decorations included the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster including battle stars for the Europe Africa Middle East, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

CONNECTIONS: The Berkshire hotel stampede

There is more money available at better rates for new builds. Tax deductions for depreciation help carry the new hotel even when it is not profitable. Spreading loss over a chain of hotels, some very profitable, may also be a benefit.

Bits & Bytes: Kiwanis scholarship picnic; Kristen Graves at Hotchkiss; Allmon to give Selke lecture; ‘EXPOSED’ art exhibit; Hedda Lettuce at Helsinki Hudson; Anna-Marie...

Anna-Marie Holmes is a recipient of the prestigious Dance Magazine Award and an Emmy Award for her staging of “Le Corsaire” for the American Ballet Theatre on PBS’ “Great Performances.” She served as ballet program director for 16 seasons at Jacob's Pillow.

Stefan Grotz, 77, of Monterey, attorney and former selectman

Stefan was a lifelong athlete and was once quoted by a local paper as saying “Everything I learned in sports is what I am today.” He played basketball, baseball and soccer as a youth and had fond memories of playing street ball near his Greenwich Village home.

Bits & Bytes: Global poverty conference; David Sedaris at the Mahaiwe; Carole Owens book talk; Norton Owen on Jacob’s Pillow; Butterfly Leadership Program; swing...

"Remarkable Women of New England" also includes the story of Anna Dix Orton Bingham, the Widow Bingham who fought to become the first woman to have a tavern license in Berkshire County on the site of the present-day Red Lion Inn.

Stephen Gerard Dietemann: A poetic architect

If I had to say what is common to all good art, whether it be architecture, art, cinema, dance, music, or any other form, I’d say it was, finally, the unpredictable.

Robert L. Markovits, 78, of Stockbridge, world-renowned philatelist

Bob was an active participant in political debate in Stockbridge. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berkshire South Community Center.

IN THE FIELD: Common nighthawk

Common nighthawks have one of the longest migration routes among North American birds, wintering all the way in South America.

IN THE FIELD: Migrating songbirds, calls in the dark

While we may be able to predict which species, how many, when, observing birds in the wild is still at heart about the sheer pleasure of their unpredictability.

TRANSFORMATIONS: The resurrection of a ‘modern’ house in the Berkshires

Renovations like this are done for many reasons, but the top three reasons are economic, practical considerations, and love. This renovation combines a bit of all three but “love” played no small role in the owner’s decision to do this work.

David Donald Siegel, 82, law professor, expert in New York civil procedure

At Albany Law, he created a scholarship fund for Law Review students, which has provided financial support for 126 students to date. David was a revered mentor to scores of students and lawyers, as well as family members and friends.
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