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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Tic Tac market

The stock market often does whatever it must to frustrate the most people possible.

Peace on the left, justice on the right

I tell you all this because what’s new is old to me. And I have a slightly different perspective on the events following George Floyd’s murder.

VISTA changed my life, but did it change the world?

As a VISTA volunteer, I had to shoot a Klansman, but I also learned that all of our hearts have similar rhythms.

The ox, the ass and Judge Byington’s gate: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Laurel Cottage, Part II

There is a small cottage in the Dugway section of Glendale that was commonly called the Harriet Beecher Stowe cottage, but was actually owned by Lyman Beecher Stowe, grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Berkshire Education and Correction Services aquaponics lab steps up to help feed the community

What do you do with nearly 1,700 heads of lettuce in the middle of a health pandemic? You donate them.

Clinton Church Restoration founder Wray Gunn reflects on 90 years and life in the Berkshires

March 11 marked Gunn’s 90th birthday; his fervent wish is to see his family’s church preserved and returned to the center of community life.

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.

Mary Panzeri, 93, of Hampstead, N.C., formerly of West Stockbridge

Mary worked for 37 years as a hairdresser for her own beauty shop in West Stockbridge.

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.

Business Briefs: National Dance Presenters’ Forum; Berkshire Bank donates to CDCSB; Fitch Ratings upgrades Kimball Farms; Berkshire United Way community investments

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to the CDCSB.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Tree torn

As we face the demise of two of Edith Wharton's prized trees at The Mount, our Self-Taught Gardener provides solace.

Business Briefs: Toppan Printing to acquire Interprint; Good Vibrations Dinner; the Mount named top historic home; grants for Shake & Co.; Salisbury Bank promotions

The Mount has announced its inclusion in Architectural Digest’s recent feature on “12 of America’s Best Historic Homes to Visit.”

Dr. Roger Connor, 99, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield

His office was initially located at 74 North St., relocating in 1963 to the newly developed Doctors’ Park on South Street with a dozen or so colleagues in different specialties.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth,’ a grisly, sobering look at climate change

“It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn’t happening at all …”

Caroline Paton, 86, of Sharon, Conn., founder with Sandy Paton and Lee Haggerty of Folk-Legacy Records, now a part of the Smithsonian Institution in...

Over the next 50 years, Caroline and Sandy brought music and joy to thousands through performances, special gatherings, and sales of the traditional and contemporary folk recordings they produced.

Lucile Dempsey, 97, of Great Barrington

She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, backgammon, traveling and bird watching, often sending photos of interesting birds to her family. She and Bill traveled across the country many times in their motor home with car in tow.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.