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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

Skorput defeated in bid to return to West Stockbridge Select Board

Voters also approved by a margin of 263-70 a measure that allows West Stockbridge to adopt the Community Preservation Act, a voluntary state law that allows municipalities to fund projects that support open space preservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and the creation of recreational resources.

Lawrence S. Pratt, 78, of West Stockbridge

Larry worked for almost his entire adult life until retirement at the American Institute for Economic Research, a nonprofit think tank in Great Barrington, writing and editing its bimonthly report analyzing finance as well as periodic book-length reports.

Forced out as fire chief, fined by state ethics panel, Skorput seeks to reclaim seat on select board

In the last 12 months, some of the board's meetings have been standing-room-only and the manners among some attendees have been anything but mild.

Bits & Bytes: Policing talk; ‘Dance We Must’; ‘Art in the Time of Pandemic’; online theater workshop

Occurring on the same date on which Jacob's Pillow’s season opening gala had been planned, “Dance We Must” will include performances by Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M, Michelle Dorrance, Irene Rodríguez, Daniel Ulbricht and Danielle Diniz, and Calvin Royal III.

Meals and messages: Two students provide nourishment for Berkshire healthcare workers

We provided 110 wraps from Guido’s Fresh Marketplace to every staff member at the Cancer Center in Pittsfield.

Let’s be cautious, also human

What does not make sense, what we should reject as a town, state, nation and human community, is the indulging of fear over any and all other considerations.

West Stockbridge voters have a choice to make on June 29

In a letter to the editor, Roger Kavanagh writes, "As a project manager and team leader, I worked with diverse groups from all organizational levels who often had conflicting agendas."

South County schools get creative about graduations in pandemic era

Graduating seniors have been coming into school, three or four at a time, and walking across the auditorium stage to receive their diplomas. The video footage of the students will be incorporated into a virtual graduation.

Community invited to support Monument graduates

In a letter to the editor, Kristi Farina and Peter Dillon writes, "We’d love to see our community line the route in a socially distanced way with masks on and make a lot of noise in admiration of our graduates."

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Berkshire COVID-19 Fund Help-a-Thon; isolation conversation; Google ranking webinar; historical society grant

Participants will learn concrete steps that they can implement at a low cost to improve their web presences and search engine results in order to thrive in the upcoming business environment.

I feel good/I feel bad

I seem to be failing at most everything else, most everything else in my life these days being related to shopping.

Reeling from COVID-19, South County towns and schools ‘pivot,’ brace for the worst

Invariably there will be other problems that we can't even foresee, in part because hard data is difficult to come by.

Donald McColl Young, 84, of West Stockbridge

He then moved to West Stockbridge and worked with the late Gordon Rose in real estate development in western Massachusetts, where he eventually settled.

Light at the end of the quarantine tunnel?

The Massachusetts state government has asked camps to hang tight and wait for all the guidance to be finalized before making decisions about opening or closing, and Gov. Baker has said his administration’s guidelines will be out by Monday, May 18.

Gerry Francis, former Berkshire Courier editor, remembered

In a letter to the editor, James Harris writes, "So I remember Gerry Francis as my first boss, a man who taught me the value and the necessity of hard work."
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