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THE LAZY BERKSHIRE GARDENER: Week of June 20, 2024

It seems this week has all the important gardening tasks scheduled for early morning.

Michael Costerisan, 72, of West Stockbridge

Michael had become a master woodworker, creating hundreds of pieces of fine furniture and cabinetry. He built his second log home and shop in West Stockbridge.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Great Successor’ reveals the real North Korea

There are, not surprisingly, two North Koreas. One for the most loyal followers of Kim, and another for the people.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Dopesick’ is a personal look at the opioid epidemic

“Dopesick” is about a drug that was sold as non-addictive, but is so incredibly addictive it is almost impossible to kick. It kills more Americans than the wars we are fighting.

‘Unhinged’: The World According to Omarosa Manigault Newman

These days we are all a bit unhinged. Omarosa Manigault Newman helps explain why.

Markey, Warren and Neal demand Charter restore Massachusetts channels

"Without these stations, Berkshire County residents lose access to Massachusetts-specific information that matters to them, including Boston sports and news from their state capital, which is not reported on by an Albany station in New York." U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, in a letter to Charter-Spectrum

Rise: Monument Mountain students organize against racism, sexism and gun violence

RISE joins a growing wave of students and educators bringing social movement action into the classroom and education into social movement action throughout the country.

The Rev. Joseph P. Bishop, 99, of New Marlborough

He was profoundly committed to social justice throughout his life, most actively so during the 1960s when he participated in the iconic March on Washington in August 1963 and in a demonstration in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for which he was briefly jailed.
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