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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Family of Sheffield’s Samya Stumo files lawsuit against aircraft manufacturer Boeing

At a news conference yesterday in Chicago, where Boeing is headquartered, lawyers for Stumo's parents, Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron of Sheffield, said the Ethiopian crash "should never have happened" and that "the shortcuts and greed of Boeing and others will be proven in the ensuing lawsuits as well as the utter disregard of the passengers they were to protect that could have avoided this tragic crash."

Samya Stumo, who grew up in Sheffield, dies in Ethiopia plane crash

Stumo, who grew up on a farm in Sheffield, was a 2015 graduate of UMass Amherst and had received a master’s degree in global health from the University of Copenhagen.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Forgotten Farms’ screening; animal and nature songs for kids; 2019 Community Read; rabies clinic

“Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments” will feature lively songs from Spain, Italy and England during which kids of all ages will learn about unusual early instruments and singing, as well as hear music that includes chickens clucking, bees buzzing and crickets chirping.

Business Briefs: Lenox trunk show; grant for CDCSB; Nature Matters launch; land trusts celebrate success; Berkshire Co-op Market board nominations

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has received a $16,235 grant to to build low-to-moderate income housing.

Clayton Halden Chrisman, 45, of Sheffield

Clayton was always entrepreneurial and a bit of an iconoclast. He was witty, kind beyond description and a lover of music.

Bits & Bytes: Mud Day at Muddy Brook; Children’s Attic consignment sale; ‘Go for B’roque!’; chestnut orchard work parties; community garden beds for Egremont...

At Springside Park work days are expected to complete the plantings needed to begin the countdown toward harvesting blight-resistant American chestnut seeds as part of a reforestation effort.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

Patrick Burns, 80, of Sheffield, former president of the Friends of Bushnell-Sage Library

He was president of the Friends of Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, a member of the Sheffield Historical Society and its finance committee, and of the Sheffield Land Trust.

News Brief: Great Barrington Land Conservancy’s National Trails Day celebration

After the first expedition departed, 12 more explorers including Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, joined Bernie Drew for an informative loop walk to learn about the Great Barrington history along the eastern bank of the Housatonic River.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Beethoven’ concert; land trust art show; Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night; student art contest winners; ‘Baked to Death’

Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night aims to instill a sense of pride in the neighborhood and aid in the revitalization of the Morningside area.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Everyday People;’ young writers to share work; invasive plant volunteer day; postal workers’ food drive

The celebratory reading will feature about a dozen students ages 14 to 18 who will present selections of their poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction.

Bits & Bytes: Affordable Care Act rally; habitat slideshow; Kiwanis scholarships; Writers Read; CoA luncheon

The rally at Park Square in Pittsfield, Mass., in support of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare is one of hundreds of similar events being held across the country this Saturday.

Bits & Bytes: Chris Moore at the Triplex; Austen Riggs community forum; senior nutrition workshop; New Year’s Eve guided ski

In addition to his work on “Manchester by the Sea,”Chris Moore co-produced “Good Will Hunting” and the television series “Project Greenlight” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Bits & Bytes: GB trick or treat hours; Music@theTaft; Sheffield tree planting and property walk; Cafe Palestina film festival; students plant vegetative buffer

Participants in the Sheffield Land Trust's property walk will explore the Drury Trail from Barnum Street to Schenob Brook and hear about the property’s history, plants and animals from members of the Drury family.

Bits & Bytes: Sheffield in Celebration; CATA poetry reading; Earthcare festival; WAM ‘Grand Concourse;’ Walk & Roll; Simon Winchester discusses new book

The geological history of the Pacific Ocean has long transformed us but, from a Western perspective, its human history is quite young, beginning with Magellan’s 16th-century circumnavigation. --- Author Simon Winchester, on his new book about the Pacific Ocean

Bits & Bytes: ‘Capital Flight’ with Morgan Bulkeley at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Deborah Reich Trail dedication; demolition derby entries; new buildings for Williams...

The Deborah Reich Trail, dedicated to long-time Land Trust board member and president Deborah Reich, is located on the former Cosgriff property off of Salisbury Road near the junction with Barnum Sreet (just east of the cemetery).
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