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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

Lucille Nickerson, 86, formerly of Stockbridge

In 1971 she bought a house in Stockbridge and renovated it to make it her home and antique store, Tom Carey's Place Antiques.

Edward Peters, 76, of Lenox

A research chemist, Dr. Peters was employed by General Electric (later SABIC) for many years.

Lawrence Martin, 81, of Egremont

Dee proudly served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of the former Taconic Builders Supply in Great Barrington.

William Grady, 53, of Housatonic

William worked giving care as a CNA helping people live life to the fullest.

Bernard Kirchner, 95, of Lenox

Bernard was a past president of the Berkshire Coin Club, longtime member of the Lions Club in both Lenox and Pittsfield, and a member of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium Club.

Charges against Sheffield pot farm partner dropped, as CCC allows harvest of this year’s crop

Nova Farms President Ross said the company "goal has always been ... to comply with all Mass CCC regulations" and Nova has "worked hand-in-hand with the Mass CCC since our suspensions to make sure that no stone has been left unturned."

Criminal charges prompt state to suspend license of Sheffield pot grower

The Cannabis Control Commission says it has suspended all six licenses held by Nova Farms, including indoor and outdoor grow licenses at the company's farm in Sheffield, as well as licenses for cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales at Nova's facility in Attleboro.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Buying the fountain of youth

Every time I buy a small, heavy jar filled with something light and creamy that melts into my skin, I realize I am rubbing hope and promise into my cheeks.

Run4Uns to honor late MMRHS teacher and coach

The first annual Run4Uns will celebrate the indelible mark Chris Unsworth left on the school community in the more than two decades he spent there as a teacher, coach and mentor to many.

Harry J. Stuart, 75, of Lenox and Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Two years later, he and Tim Doherty were partners in Doherty & Stuart PC; a partnership that continued for 40 years until the unexpected retirement of his partner in early 2018.

Bits & Bytes: Gather-In; transportation to hikes; ‘The Magic of VIM’; Housatonic River cleanup

Participants will be picked up at and returned to either the Berkshire Athenaeum or the Berkshire Dream Center and transported to the various hike locations.

George P. Adams 93, of Lenox

He was at Great Barrington Savings Bank for 32 years, the last 19 of which he served as president and CEO.

CONNECTIONS: Searching for the American Centinel

It is remarkable that anyone thought they could start a newspaper with little hope for advertising revenue and less hope for reliable delivery. And yet, on Oct. 23, 1787, the first issue of the first newspaper in Berkshire County, the American Centinel, appeared.

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.”

Long-time EPA Community Coordinator – veteran in Housatonic River cleanup – steps down

"At EPA there’s a big morale issue at the staff level. It’s awful. Some employees wouldn’t normally think of leaving, but after two years of this, they wonder what they should do. I was counseling people in their 30s to hunker down for the longer run. But how can the EPA people work for a President who lies every day?” -- Jim Murphy, former Community Involvement Coordinator for Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 that comprises New England

South County high school students rail against inaction during ‘youth climate strike’

The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.

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