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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

CONNECTIONS: Little schools, big education

The little schools were believed to offer a superior education and were therefore sought after.

The Rev. David B. Rogers, 71, of North Egremont

David joined the Navy in the fall of 1963. He was based out of Long Beach, Calif., and served in Vietnam as a radar technician aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown.

Robert Joseph Rivers, 67, of North Egremont, Vietnam War veteran, town road crew foreman

Rivers served with Bravo Company of the First Air Calvary. He was awarded the Purple Heart in recognition for wounds sustained in combat and the Bronze Star Medal for heroism.

Bits & Bytes: Free Fun Friday at Berkshire Museum; Blue Rider Stables Fun Day; OLLI open house & climate change talk; Norfolk Library book...

Immediately following OLLI's open house at 3 p.m., Williams College professor Ralph Bradburd will give an illustrated talk about confronting climate change.

Bits & Bytes: Equipment grant for GBFD; Egremont zoning changes; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Hilda Banks Shapiro CD release; Laszlo Gordony Quartet; ‘tree-torials’ at...

Hilda Banks Shapiro began taking piano lessons when she was 4 years old and, at 16, made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Symphony Hall in Boston.

Bits & Bytes: Mega March Against the Dumps; Berkshire Summer Strings; David Lutken at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret; short story, teen writing contest; Berkshire Stonewall...

Mega March Against the Dumps, a community-organized march through the center of town in opposition to GE’s plan to build PCB dumps in the local area, will take place on Sunday, July 3, at noon, on Main Street in Great Barrington, Mass.

Stephen Farnum, 66, formerly of South Egremont

Stephen received four awards during his stay in Vietnam: the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

Raymond Choquette, 72, of Great Barrington

Ray was a past commander of and very active member of the James A. Modolo (VFW) Post #8348 in Great Barrington. He served as a volunteer fireman in North Egremont.

Roland B. Wheeler, 94, of North Egremont, 63-year veteran of volunteer Fire Department

Roland was employed as an electrician by Harland B. Foster, Inc. from 1945 until 1980. He continued his career working for out-of-state locals until his retirement.

E. Roy Lindstrom, 94, of Great Barrington, former High Fidelity art director

In addition to his career as a graphic designer, Roy’s passions were music, painting, and literature. He studied violin as a child and continued to play throughout his life.

Bits & Bytes: Blue Rider Stables’ Fun Day; picketing in Pittsfield; ‘Cry Havoc’ at Shakespeare & Co.

Blue Rider Stables' Fun Day will include pony and hay rides, children’s games and crafts, and a silent auction featuring items from many Berkshire businesses.

Christine Silvernail, 97, of Egremont

A graduate of Katherine Gibbs, Christine worked at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City and later for Colonel Harwood at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Summer Strings; free summer movies 
in Pittsfield

The inspiration of director Erika Ludwig, Berkshire Summer Strings is a unique opportunity for local music students to learn from instructors active in the performance and composition of traditional styles of music.

Ernest Schnesel, 84

He was recently honored by Fairview Hospital and was an integral part of the building of Priscilla's House at Construct.
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