Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Tag: Virginia

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.

Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide

The redacted documents, including multiple witness statements and documentary evidence, provide never-before-seen details of the marriage of Luke Karpinski and Justine Wilbur.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Warning’ a chilling account of the Trump administration that’s not easily put down

At the end of the day, what’s most important is what Anonymous has been a witness to, and what we learn about our commander in chief.

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.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.


We made a beeline for the Liberty Bell, a must-see since Kay had spent much of the summer studying history at the National History Academy in Middleburg, Virginia. Well-guarded and well-run, we meandered through on our own and then headed to Independence Hall.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Negroland’ offers the opportunity to appreciate matters of class, race, gender that affect us all

As we once again find our nation splitting apart on the issues of immigration, and of racial bias, we must acknowledge our original sins: the theft of the land from Native Americans; the forced enslavement of Africans brought to enrich the privileged white Colonists, our Founding Fathers.

BOOK REVIEW: Michael Waldman offers a critical lesson about the struggle over the meaning of ‘The Second Amendment’

As increasing numbers of our friends and neighbors and children die at the hands of those who wield weapons of war, Waldman offers a wise and unfortunately essential look at how we got here.


I am sure my daughter thinks I am a nut. I know she thinks I fuss too much over these things, but I have travelled all over the country and to many parts of the world alone.


I never ate a morsel of the sweet stuff, but I enjoyed every minute of the visit. We built our own candy bars and then took a walking tour and a ride that gave us some background to the place and explained the entire process of candy-making.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire women of distinction — the Goodale sisters

Although the sisters lived apart for many years since Smith College days, they kept a constant correspondence.


We tried to plan another trip across the country maybe 20 years ago, but it never panned out, though I have seen Betsy on her jaunts back to the States. This time the stars aligned.

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.”

Alex Karpinski, 7, Zoe Karpinski, 7, and Marek Karpinski, 3, of Sheffield

Alex, Zoe and Marek were the light of many lives; their spirit and many shared memories will live forever.

Justine Wilbur, 41, of Sheffield

In 2017 Justine began working for the Albany law firm of Hoffman Warnick. It was there that she found her place as a well-respected, accomplished patent attorney and “a true friend to everyone in our firm.”

Lucile Dempsey, 97, of Great Barrington

She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, backgammon, traveling and bird watching, often sending photos of interesting birds to her family. She and Bill traveled across the country many times in their motor home with car in tow.

Wintertime produce: Mill River Farm extends the growing season with right combination of conditions, plants

Feb. 2 marked the return to 10 hours of daylight; as a result, Johnson’s seed house is currently brimming with all varieties of microgreens that are lush, healthy and being consumed at a rapid clip at the myriad local restaurants for which she is the supplier.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.