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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Elizabeth “Betty” Pachulski, 92, of Sandisfield

Betty worked in the kitchen at Fairview Hospital, in the customer service department at Zaire’s, as a secretary, and as a house cleaner for her own business.

Esther Catherine Iredale: Born October 9, 1913, died October 17, 2015

She loved her Iredale company family watching their comings and goings from her window, usually with a cup of tea in her hand, her cat Charley by her side.

Paul Cook Van Deusen, 62, of Mt. Washington, environment researcher  

Paul worked on studies involving endangered species, such of the Northern Spotted Owl, and performed various computer simulations and data analyses that were important for the forest industry to sustainably manage their land.

John Holmes Bodnar, 72, of Monterey

John received a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Shirley Dewkett Drumm, 71, of Great Barrington and Lenoxdale

Mrs. Drumm was employed for many years at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Kmart, both in Great Barrington.

Thomas Michael Andrus, 56, of Mill River

After graduating high school in 1977, he traveled across the country on his motorcycle. Once back in his home town of Monterey, Mass., his passion for automobiles fueled him to buy and establish Precision Autocraft in 1979.

Harriet Rothstein, of Egremont, concert pianist, beloved teacher, dies at 78

“I never heard her play a single note that was not filled with care, meaning and communicative power. She always had something urgent, beautiful and deeply personal to say through her music.” -- Evan Rothstein, Deputy Head of Strings at the Guildhall School of Music in London

Martin Brunnschweiler, 76, of Sheffield

Marty owned and operated Riverlee Farm in Sheffield with his wife, Rosa, also working as an independent truck driver. Marty enjoyed his horses and farming since childhood.

William F. Harvey, 53, formerly of Great Barrington

William F. Harvey, 53, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Great Barrington, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Myrtle M. Twing, 95, of Mill River, Mass.

Myrtle spent a large portion of her life working on the farm. She loved taking walks with her family and tried to get as much out of everyday as possible. She was a wonderful singer, wrote poetry and she loved having tea and playing rummy with her grandchildren.

Adolf S. Knott, 91, of West Stockbridge

Adolf was born in Gauting, Germany, on January 8, 1924, son to Johann and Rosa (Stadler) Knott. He received his Associates Degree from Newark College of Engineering. Adolf worked for many years as an engineer.

Dimitrios ‘Jimmy’ Kouloganes, 78, of Great Barrington

Dimitri was born on September 4, 1936, in Pellana, Greece, son of Panyiota and Panayioti. After graduating from the Gymnasium of Sparti, he immigrated to Stamford, Conn., and joined his father working to bring the family to America.

Marshall A. Gaston, 87, of West Stockbridge

Marshall was a life member and former president of the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club. As a longtime resident of West Stockbridge he served his community as a lieutenant in the West Stockbridge Fire Department, a Special Police Officer, a Forest Warden and Animal Inspector.

Marvin Mirochnick, 92, formerly of Sandisfield  

Born December 19, 1922 he was the son of Abraham and Jennie Mirochnick. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army from January 1, 1943 until being honorably discharged on December 12, 1945.

John James Dunn Sr., 91, of Hillsdale, New York

John was also a long-time farmer in Hillsdale, active in the Hillsdale Cadby-Shutts V.F.W., a member of the Northwestern University Midshipman’s School Association, the Alford Land Trust, a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Peter’s Church in Great Barrington, a member of the Fairview Hospital Fundraising committee, and served on the Hillsdale Zoning Committee and Planning Board.

Norman Parrish Kellogg, 90, of Great Barrington

He graduated from Searles High School in 1942 and served his country during World War II. Norman entered the Army Air Force in 1942, was trained in aviation mechanics and served as a Crew Chief. Norman worked the majority of his life for over 40 years as an electrician for Pfizer in Canaan, Conn., and Schweitzer-Mauduit in Lee, Mass., retiring in 1988.
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