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I WITNESS: Is the sky really falling?

Instead of running his mouth, which is his typical modus operandi, Donald Trump is golfing and enjoying the spectacle of the Democratic Party doing what it does best: freaking out and cannibalizing itself, with plenty of help from media pundits.

Remembering the ‘great’ Great Barrington tornado 25 years later

The National Weather Service reported that debris was carried more than 45 miles to the northeast in Belchertown, where a fairgrounds racing ticket was found along with white corrugated plastic roofing material.

No public Memorial Day events in Great Barrington

Local veteran groups will be holding private remembrances in Great Barrington and Housatonic but those events will not be open to the public.

Bookstore in transition: The Bookloft in Great Barrington

A good independent bookstore is a community treasure. Owner since 2016 of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Pamela Pescosolido shares an intimate view of a bookstore in transition in the midst of a pandemic.

West Stockbridge Chamber Players’ Memorial Day benefit concert an uplifting start to summer music season

In fact, when Hudgins asked for a show of hands, no one in the audience had heard of the composer whose life and career were disrupted by the rise of Nazism and World War II.

News Brief: GB construction update

There will not be work on Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day, or Thursday, May 30, or Friday, May 31, during the Berkshire International Film Festival.

South Berkshire Memorial Day parades and services

The schedule for South Berkshire County Memorial Day parades and celebrations.

May weather update

I have recorded only three completely (midnight to midnight) fair days this month.

Downtown Great Barrington construction ‘moving along pretty swiftly’

The town expects to have the north side of Railroad Street "buttoned up," including the installation of bases for decorative light poles, by the end of this week.

Citizen Simon: Author, journalist, OBE, sage of Sandisfield

“I wanted to create a sense of community in a town that has no downtown or sense of cohesion given that it’s spread out over 53 square miles. And I believe the paper has done that to a certain degree.” -- Simon Winchester, founding editor of The Sandisfield Times

Du Bois statue does not belong on library lawn

In a letter to the editor, Andy Moro writes, "The Mason Library's lawn is not the place to honor a communist."

NATURE’S TURN: No-till, polyculture, permaculture pleasures

Solarizing kills the grass without having to pull it out; the soil structure is not disturbed and all the organic matter is left in the ground.

POEM: In Memoriam

On Memorial Day, 1995, a tornado destroyed great swathes of Monterey, Massachusetts. It helps to be reminded that change is constant, and that things are always evolving. From devastation to lush landscape, let's pray for that cycle to resolve itself … soon.

Memorial Day parades and services

The schedule for South Berkshire County Memorial Day parades and celebrations.

Dance for Memorial Day: ‘Close Order Drill Disco’

Of his dance choreographed for Memorial Day (click on the video in this item) , Leif Steinert of Stockbridge writes: "I think what I have achieved here is truly ridiculous."

Bits & Bytes: Memorial Day parade schedule; OLLI’s summer classes; Senate advances budget; Stockbridge Library annual meeting; Pratt scholarship for Alison Lee

The Stockbridge Library's annual meeting will feature remarks by a delegation of representatives from the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation who will share their perspectives on the Stockbridge Indian Town history and discuss the legacy of Mohican veterans.

Memorial Day parades and observances: May 25, 2015

Here is the list of South Berkshire Memorial Day observances, parades and community picnics.

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