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Inside The Dream Away Lodge on opening night

“I think there's so many people who meet here and end up falling in love,” says Dan Giddings, new partner at the legendary establishment. Friendships start here, he says.

November election may end Trump nightmare

Every human life, all life really, in all its myriad forms, in all its diversity, beauty and mystery, does more than matter. It is sacred.

Dorothy L. Caul, 92, of Sheffield

Dorothy worked for 26 years at the Sears, Roebuck in Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In the Meantime’; IPPY Award for Bergman; virtual staged reading; young playwrights program

Mac-Haydn Theatre launches ‘In the Meantime’ webcast series Chatham, N.Y. -- Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced the launch of “In the Meantime,” a weekly webcast series...

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

...the display is part of a series of gun-toting protests called “Reopen Michigan” aimed at the state’s Democratic governor...

ORANGE ALERT: Praise me

'Don’t call the governor of Washington; you’re wasting your time with him. Don’t call the woman in Michigan. It doesn’t make any difference what happens.'

Peggy Jean Pulfer, 90, of Lenox

Peggy loved to watercolor, was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and cultural events with family and friends.

No PCB dump in the Berkshires: Popular resistance begins

In a letter to the editor, Pooja Prema of Great Barrington, Mass., writes, "I advocate for leaving the river alone until more effective natural remediation technologies are discovered within the next two to 10 years, which could be done in situ (without dredging). This technology most likely already exists"

News Brief: District Attorney Harrington joins ‘Visit A Prison Challenge’

The “Visit a Prison Challenge” encourages all state and federal policymakers to visit a prison or jail.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Friends for life

Unlike the showy annuals and perennials of the warm months, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala realizes that trees are more than fairweather friends...they are there for the long haul.

Time is of the essence: A call for intergenerational innovation and justice

How will we, as a community of creative, thoughtful and diversely capable individuals, respond to the circumstances at hand? How will we invest in a greener, healthier, more equitable future?

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Siege’ reveals the constant provocations, never-ending nastiness of the Trump administration

Episode after episode reveals a mean-spirited, self-absorbed bully who doesn’t read, study or listen to anyone who says anything he disagrees with.

‘Lucky Milo’ film to raise awareness of veterans’ lives after war

The filmmakers are embracing the full reality of what happened to Milo Imrie, and very much linking his death to the staggering suicide rate among veterans.

Here comes the ‘Boozemobile,’ one liquor store’s response to a changing marketplace

Successful businesses are always on the hunt for growth opportunities, and package stores are no exception. But the stores face competitive threats that were hard to imagine only 15 years ago.

CONNECTIONS: Democracy at risk

Voter suppression schemes target specific populations, generally nonwhites, and make it onerous or impossible to register, to get to the poll and cast a vote. Recent examples include the shenanigans in Georgia, North Carolina and North Dakota.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Behaving properly

I have less patience with potty-mouthed politicians and celebrities cursing during prime time.

Progressive movements conference calls for unity to confront contemporary crises

Emerging social justice movements represent a collective response to compounding crises. The challenge is bringing all of these movements together and maintaining unity among diverse groups working on what are seen as separate issues.
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