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GREAT BARRINGTON — Carolyn Asenath Grant Burghardt (1833-1922), a Great Barrington native, hastily quit her job as a governess in New York when war broke out between the North and the South in … more
Regardless of age, holiday shoppers are targets for scammers, and nobody is completely safe from the relentless attacks. Here is a brief quiz that might expose some of your vulnerabilities: 1. When … more
WASHINGTON — "Republicans tax churches to help pay for big corporate giveaway."You would be forgiven for thinking that this is a headline from The Onion or the fantasy of some left-wing … more
WASHINGTON — Where does George Soros find the time?To hear the loon-o-sphere tell it, the Hungarian-born liberal Jewish billionaire, at the ripe old age of 88, has been exceedingly … more
NEW YORK — Since I retired from university teaching I have written for local papers, giving me the opportunity to write more personally and expansively on a variety of subjects. I have written … more
Baby boomers may remember Army and Navy stores that sold government surplus, clothing and other items, including work clothes.In the 1950s and 1960s in the Berkshires, there were several of these … more
LOS ANGELES — In the emergency room and on the battlefield it's easy to appreciate the wisdom of a triage system: those with the greatest need are helped first. But few of us, particularly the … more
PITTSFIELD — For the fourth year in a row, social media has helped create a holiday miracle: bringing a community of bakers together to bake nearly a thousand breads to add to local families' … more
WESTPORT, Conn. — A kinder, gentler snow is falling over Main Street in Litchfield, Connecticut, as we step out of the restaurant. The flakes are tiny dancers swirling in the air, a thousand … more
NORTH ADAMS — The end of the year often signals an increase in charitable giving but changes made by tax reform have important implications for your donations this year and going … more
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