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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Avery Wingo, 73, of Great Barrington

He was a carpenter and a mason, and much of his work can be seen throughout the area.

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 P.E.O. Sisterhood: Women helping women reach for the stars

While I am too young to attend meetings, I have been involved in various social functions and fundraisers for P.E.O. I’ve known all the members for a while, and I have shared a great connection as if I were a sister, too.

Cheryl Ann Luft, 64, of Southfield

She was an avid photographer, bird watcher, dog lover and first responder volunteer. Her business CalmLightNow Photography created art and greeting cards that featured her love of nature and photography.

Rena Yusin Orner, 94, of Lenox

She was a chemistry professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, until her retirement.

Amplifications: Women’s rights are human rights

Women are still not protected by the Constitution. The Equal Rights Amendment has never passed.

Kenneth Frye, 92, of South Egremont

He worked with Beloit Corporation and Lenox Machine in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and retired as vice president of Lenox Machine.

Joy E. Fox, 92, of Lenox

She enjoyed the Berkshires, the history of cottages, and loved driving through her beautiful Berkshires.

Pops Peterson: Art as a force for social change

Pops Peterson's critically acclaimed series “Reinventing Rockwell” was driven by his mission not only to update the paintings to reflect modern-day advances, but also to show the evolution of gender roles, sexuality and ethnic diversity. 

Laura Batch, 66, of Ashley Falls

Her generous spirit and warm smile will be missed by all who knew her.

Larkin about in America: Airborne

The news we are fed daily is divisive and alarming, but if we get out of the bubble we find there are also good things happening.

Kraig R. Vogt, 75, of Great Barrington

Kraig was in private practice as a CMSW until he retired. He made many contributions to the Berkshire community that were close to his heart.

OVER THE BORDER: Cacti and politics

"This is about justice. We have a responsibility to both nature and people. As a bridge to the community, we are paying attention to what’s going on in Mexico and in the world. -- Mario Hernandez, director of the El Charco del Ingenio botanical garden in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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