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Stockbridge Select Board member Patrick White comments on potential release of Rest of River Committee records

An email exchange between White and the Rest of River Municipal Committee's former Chair Tom Matuszko shows stipulations for making the documents public.

International Film Festival: The Berkshire County connection

"Cold Wallet" Production Manager Lizzy Aspenlieder Aspenlieder described the Berkshire International Film Festival as “a melting pot for some of the most talented artists in the world.” “There is something for everyone at this festival,” she said. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Becket and Pittsfield residents arrested in drug trafficking charges

"Arrests such as these allow law enforcement to significantly reduce the drugs flowing into Berkshire County," Berkshire District Attorney Timothy Shugrue stated in a press release. "I commend the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force for their dedicated work.”

Brooks Carter White, 90, of West Stockbridge

A memorial service is planned in late August with details to follow.

Joan Elizabeth Hotaling, 83, of New Marlborough

Funeral Services for Joan Elizabeth Hotaling will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Old Parish Church in Sheffield, with Reverend Jill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery in New Marlborough. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Mary Jane White and Cristian Sanchez of Cohen+White Associates offer a move-in-ready, beautifully maintained mid-century modern contemporary with great design and stunning views. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Eleanor Y. Lord, 94, of Stockbridge

The family will host a Ceremony of Remembrance with friends later in the summer.

Jean Frances (Gerard) Murphy, 90, of Housatonic

A Funeral Mass with a Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jean F. Murphy will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Housatonic, with Reverend William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home.

Great Barrington Memorial Day Parade set for Monday

Great Barrington's Memorial Day Parade took a two-year hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and was canceled last year as a result of declining participation among veterans. This year, however, a group of residents have come together to organize the event.

Memorial Day events in Berkshire County

There will be events, including parades and ceremonies, all over Berkshire County to honor the day.

Lee officials make second request to three Rest of River towns, seeking approval to access privileged documents

The proposal will allow insight into the decision to put a toxic-waste facility in town.

Stockbridge incumbents retain seats following election

“There was a steady flow of voters all day,” Town Clerk Terri Lemolini told The Berkshire Edge in an email. “It is one of the bigger turnouts we have seen in a while.”

Inside The Dream Away Lodge on opening night

“I think there's so many people who meet here and end up falling in love,” says Dan Giddings, new partner at the legendary establishment. Friendships start here, he says.

Native Son comes home: Arlo Guthrie’s historical artifacts on display at exhibit

The “Native Son” exhibit, curated by Arlo's daughter Annie Guthrie, includes artifacts and memorabilia from the Arlo Guthrie Family Archives from Arlo's career, including handwritten lyrics, photographs, correspondence with musicians such as Pete Seeger, and shirts worn on album covers. 

George Robert Minkoff, 81, of Alford

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, conducted by Rabbi Barbara Cohen.

Vera Edelman, 100, of Southfield

To celebrate Vera’s life, the family will gather at The United Church of New Marlborough (AKA The Southfield Church) at 2 p.m. on May 29, followed by a private burial.

Don’t be a couch potato: Help out the 2024 West Stockbridge Zucchini Festival

The West Stockbridge Cultural Council is looking for volunteers for everyone's favorite annual event.