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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

David C. King, 86, of Hillsdale, N.Y.

David was an award-winning author of more than 80 history, biography and culture studies books for children and young adults.

Arnold Hayes, 89, of Monterey

After retirement he played with various local bands, and later formed his own group called the Lazy River Jazz Band.

Sherwood Cooley, 90, of Lenox

Sherry spent 25 years teaching and making a difference in children's lives at Kinkaid Academy in Houston, Texas.

EDITORIAL: West Stockbridge leads in publicly condemning hate, racism, white supremacy

The proclamation was not a call to action. It was simply a statement of the values of the town of West Stockbridge.

Laurie McLeod, 63, of Stockbridge, dancer, writer and filmmaker

Laurie was the founder and longtime visionary of Victory Girl Productions, the Stockbridge-based home of her innovative choreography, filmmaking and writing work.

Virginia Loveless, 91, of West Stockbridge

She threw herself into her various jobs, including teaching grammar and English at Berkshire Country Day School, arts and crafts at Stockbridge School, making soup at the Stock Pot, and cooking and caring for Molly and Norman Rockwell for the last 10 years of their lives.

CAPITAL IDEAS: What happens in small-town America

Do you know who gets the worst returns in the stock market? People who buy something because it’s gone up in price and sell something because it’s gone down in price. Time and time again, following the crowd has proven to be the stupidest thing in the world of investing.

Classic contrast in race for Sheffield Board of Selectmen

Both James Collingwood and Martin Mitsoff live not far from the Connecticut border, but most of the similarities between the two men end there.

NATURE’S TURN: Seek improved biological activity, soil structure, nutrient balance

Even though my garden is healthy and productive, I periodically pursue various methods of soil testing.

Larry Fox, 83, of Lenox

He and his wife, Paula Scagliarini Fox, were also dedicated and loving foster parents to at least 250 children for over 30 years.

CONNECTIONS: The unspeakable climate

It is interesting to contemplate that weather is blamed for the demise of the Vikings, the French Revolution and the bubonic plague. It is also interesting that the founding of this country, the creation of our Constitution, the Civil War, American industrialization and our Gilded Age all happened against a backdrop of extreme cold and global climate change.

Looking for a few good Reds and Blues

In a letter, Robert Foreman writes: "We both are painfully aware that the way things are going these days, we can’t wait for politicians to make real communication happen."

Amplifications: Women’s rights are human rights

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

‘Unhinged’: The World According to Omarosa Manigault Newman

These days we are all a bit unhinged. Omarosa Manigault Newman helps explain why.

Chloa Gustafson, 82, of West Stockbridge

She loved people both young and old, and was ready to volunteer at a moment's notice at clambakes, fishing derbies, Easter egg hunts and Christmas parties.

MUSIC REVIEW: Roger Daltrey, David Crosby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steven Stills, Judy Collins, Alison Krauss

Forty-eight years after the Kent State shootings, Crosby is once again compelled to speak out against government policies and actions that are grossly at odds with American values and the rule of law.
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