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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

REFLECTIONS: The rebellion of joy

For the author, finding joy in times of sorrow is the worthiest act of rebellion.

CONNECTIONS: Listen to facts; don’t panic

The government made a hard situation harder. Even now as the cases and the consequences multiply, the federal government still may not be doing all it can.

Dr. David K. Kanter, 82, of Lenox

He served his patients, who came to his Teaneck office from all over the New York City metropolitan area, until retiring in 2003 and returning to live in his beloved Berkshires.

Ofilia Bleau, 85, of Housatonic

She worked for many years at the former Great Barrington Healthcare as a supervisor in the dietary department.

Dawn Williams, 86, of Lenox

She taught church school, was a tutor at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center; and was on the board of directors for the historical society and Berkshire Sanctuaries, where she was also a field guide and gatekeeper.

Letting Go, Not Forgetting & Feeling Hopeful Despite It All

Our first Christmas in our first home. It’s official. The Berkshires have become Home.

Dr. Jared Maurice Emery, 79, of Lenox

Jared's hard work earned him a reputation for excellence around the world. He was humbled to operate on figures such as President George H. W. Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, and many others who traveled to him in Houston from around the globe.

News Brief: District Attorney Harrington joins ‘Visit A Prison Challenge’

The “Visit a Prison Challenge” encourages all state and federal policymakers to visit a prison or jail.

Sherwood Cooley, 90, of Lenox

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

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Pulse summit, performance; Alice Hoffman at Knosh & Knowledge; Tigue at Simon’s Rock; Cynthia Wick at BBG; Cantilena Chamber Choir...

The Brooklyn-based trio of Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody makes their own blend of instrumental minimalism while opening up the possibilities of instrumentation through commissioning and collaboration.

Betty Hodgkins, 96, of Lee

She held many jobs until she landed as the librarian at the elementary school. She traveled Route 20 on many of snowy nights, getting her degree in library science at Westfield State College.

Lynda Jean Gunn, 63, of Stockbridge

Lynda posed for Norman Rockwell's picture "The Problem We All Live With" when she was 8 years old.

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

President Trump crashes a wedding at his Bedminster golf course just hours after the El Paso shooting which left 20 dead Saturday.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell was likely entrenched in his daily routine on that long-ago summer afternoon, one that included riding his bike down Main Street and observing passersby from the expansive northern-facing windows of his second-floor studio in Stockbridge.

Our border crisis

If Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua are now countries to flee, shouldn’t we know that we helped to make that happen?
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