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Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Melvin Greenberg, 86, of Alford, co-founder of Berkshires Bounty, made the world a better place

For 25 years, Mel, along with many helpers and his well-worn pickup, drove to the markets, bakeries and cafes of Great Barrington each week collecting food donations and distributing them to a variety of organizations.

‘Eclipse of the Sun,’ a painting for our time, perhaps a glimpse into the future

What struck me was the fierce angry truth of this hundred-year-old painting -- nothing remote about it in the Trumpian era.

Ren Graber, 73, of Sheffield, retired Mt. Everett dean of students

He was an accomplished athlete, excelling in football and baseball, earning a scholarship in football and a tryout with the New York Mets in baseball.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘House of Trump, House of Putin,’ the plot to put a Russian operative in the White House

Unger makes several startling claims: Trump was but one of dozens of U.S. politicians and businesspeople targeted over more than 20 years who became indebted to Russia.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare celebrates 30 years

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in stage combat, performance aesthetics, dance, technical theater, costuming, stage management, marketing and publicity during the Fall Festival experience.

EYES TO THE SKY: Here comes the sun, Venus, waxing moon and Leonid meteors

Where the glistening bay reached the sea, a rosy red rounded radiance colored the skyline, a concentrated shape of color above the east-southeast horizon.

Norton Fletcher, 95, of Sandisfield

Norton worked as a chef at the New Boston Inn from 1946 to 1949; as a private chef for Mrs. Ethel Perkins from 1951 to 1962 in Sandisfield and Lawrence; and for 15 years as a chef at the A. Holly Patterson Home for the Aged in Uniondale, New York, retiring in 1977.

Annie Merz, 59, of Great Barrington, owner of Eagle Ray Traders

She built Eagle Ray Traders from a small but successful festival vendor into an internationally known clothing wholesaler.

James Law, 90, of Canaan, Conn., formerly of Sheffield

In 1957, the family moved to Sheffield where they owned and operated the Undermountain Orchards in Sheffield and later the Sheffield Flower and Garden Shop and Sheffield Landscape Contracting.

Kerry Hammill, 40, and Grayson Pellegrino, 3, of Lee

Kerry Hammill worked at Bard College at Simon's Rock for the past three years at its Kilpatrick Athletic Center as front desk manager before transferring to the registrar’s office where she was associate registrar.

‘Reclaim New York’: Mercer-funded, Bannon-guided campaign sows distrust of local government

Reclaim asks its audience to believe in its cause, but expects blind faith in the assumption that all local governments are deeply corrupt. “They have taken a great tool, the Freedom of Information Law, and weaponized it." -- Michael Kink, executive director of Strong Economy for All Coalition

Nicholas Dapretto, 86, of Stockbridge

He was a past member of the James A. Modolo Post # 8348, American Legion and a third degree in the Knights of Columbus in Long Island.

Thomas J. Casey, 26, journalist, of Great Barrington

"Tom Casey is an excellent reporter who covers his beat conscientiously, who thinks deeply about the issues involved, who has developed strong, fertile relationships with his sources, writes imaginatively and accurately and is a warm, intelligent and good humored presence in the newsroom." --- Letter of support from fellow journalists at the Hudson Register-Star

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