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Tri-Town Board of Health proposes fee hikes

The agency unanimously approved supporting a permanent home in Stockbridge's Town Hall.

THEATRE REVIEW: WAM Theatre’s ‘Lady Randy’ features high-end talent displaying their best work

I wanted, for Anne Undeland, a perfect realization of her first full-length play and WAM gave me what I prayed for.

Anne Undeland’s ‘Lady Randy’ to receive world premiere production by WAM Theatre

In keeping with WAM’s philanthropic mission, a portion of the proceeds from “Lady Randy” will be donated to selected beneficiary Tapestry Health Systems.

Part II: Local Berkshire playwrights taking on big subjects

I also recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with another friend and fellow actor/playwright, Anne Undeland. We spoke about her brand new play “Lady Randy,” which is about Winston Churchill’s mother, Jennie Jerome.

Valerie Evans, 86, of Lenox

On returning to England, she was employed as a private nurse for Sir Winston Churchill, living for several months in the home of Sir Winston and Lady Churchill at Hyde Park Gate.

PART III: The complicated, controversial politics of W.E.B. Du Bois and his passion for social justice

Certainly Great Barrington can simultaneously recognize his flaws and faults while also finding ways to remember publicly, in a permanent way, his profound contributions to the struggle to push the United States to live up to its founding ideals, particularly regarding the plight of African-Americans.

Veterans protest statue to memorialize ‘communist’ W.E.B. Du Bois

Last month, the board of trustees of the town's libraries endorsed the idea of putting a statue of the scholar, civil rights leader and Great Barrington native in front of the Mason Library on Main Street in the center of town. The project can only move forward if sufficient funds are raised and the Historic District Commission and the selectboard approve.

CONNECTIONS: Surviving the next four years

'An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.' -- Winston Churchill

Connections: Elizabeth Sedgwick’s Lenox ‘Culture Factory’

"A woman of great force and integrity,” Elizabeth Sedgwick was also “modern” in her desire for her girls to be well educated and well rounded.

KALCHEIM: Shameful lessons from Dresden 

During World War II in the European theatre, surely the Allied air forces of Britain and America would not have been so barbaric, and imprudent, as the Germans, so as to target civilian populations, all on the bogus precept of weakening enemy morale. Or would they?
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