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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Karpinski killed wife and children before setting fire to their home, recent documents say

The new documents shed some additional light on the bizarre and grisly crime that shook the town of Sheffield and the region last March.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

GARY LEVEILLE: Fourth Annual Satirical Holiday House Tour

The Southern Berkshire Hysterical Society has returned with an all-new, online, free frolic of some unusual homes and habitations in our area.

Unsealed court documents reveal new details about five deaths in Sheffield murder-suicide

The cause and precise timing of the deaths of Karpinski, Wilbur and the children remain unclear, pending autopsy results from the state medical examiner's office in Boston and a final report from State Police, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington has said.

Berkshire DA: Autopsy results in Sheffield murder-suicide expected ‘in the near future’

Authorities believe Luke Karpinski, 41, murdered his wife, Justine Wilbur, also 41, and their three children before setting their house on fire and taking his own life.

In the aftermath of tragedy, Monument reaches out to Southern Berkshire

Valerie Zantay, who taught previously at Mount Everett Regional School, collected some delicious edibles along with handwritten notes signed by dozens of Monument staff expressing solidarity and sympathy for their colleagues in Sheffield.

Healing in Sheffield: Residents gather to mourn violent deaths of last week

"We gather because this week has been too much to bear. Regardless of the circumstances of these events both near and far, these horrors have left families, friends, and neighbors in our world stunned and in shock." -- Rev. Erik Karas, of Christ Trinity Church

Berkshire DA: Deaths of family of five presumed to be murder-suicide

Authorities believe Luke Karpinski, 41, murdered his wife, Justine Wilbur, also 41, and their three children before setting their house on Home Road on fire and taking his own life.

Extensive investigation begins after family of five found dead in Sheffield fire ‘incident’

A primary search revealed the presence of one individual who was dead. A secondary search revealed four additional individuals who were dead. Neither the names of the victims nor the causes of death were available for release on Wednesday, District Attorney Harrington said.

Local barber offering free haircuts, coffee and donuts for veterans on Monday

Hunker typically services his customers by appointment but said he was waiving that practice for Veterans Day. Older veterans grew up in an era when there were no appointments and waiting for an open barber's chair was a social opportunity.
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