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BITS & BYTES: Julie Wosk at Berkshire Museum; Camilo Cárdena at Center for Peace through Culture; Bobby Previte at Hudson Hall; ‘Poor Herman’ at...

Berkshire Museum presents a talk on images of female astronauts and aviators, as well as space-age females in movies, fashion, and television.

LEONARD QUART: Some takes from isolation

There is a limit to how much of the dire news out there one can consume. So I read thrillers and screen forgettable films.

Alan Chartock: The doctor is in

Just because you’d like it doesn’t mean it will happen. It will not. If it did, you would have to figure out how to placate those little states that make out like bandits because of the Electoral College and the undue influence that it gives to them.

Warren is best choice for Democrats

In her letter Sharon Coleman writes: “As Biden’s performance in South Carolina shows, a candidate’s narrative momentum can be reversed in a single day.”

Voters should focus on more than just electability

In a letter to the editor, Sharon Coleman writes, "In choosing our next president, let’s stand up firmly for strength of character and democratic values."

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

I Publius: A conversation with Murray

“Sure enough, maybe because of your prompting, the previous gloom and doom turned to a more optimistic plan. I’m proud of you, Pops. I think you made it happen.” Murray, the world’s smartest dog

Columnist Alan Chartock is misinformed on many issues

I don’t understand how The Edge allows a column this vapid, yet destructive, to run week after week. 

Great Barrington Master Plan anticipated infrastructure upgrades

The town’s Master Plan recommended that bridge repairs be prioritized in the town’s five-year capital improvement plans. The town has taken action about its deficient bridges in priority order as the Plan recommended.

Activists file home-rule petition on horse racing, as questions are raised about selectboard policy changes

But there is a workaround for local control. The project would require as many as three special permits from the town.

ALAN CHARTOCK: In Memoriam, Judy Grunberg  

Judy Grunberg was one of those rare individuals who makes such a difference that you just don’t know how you can go on without her. 

Part I: Local Berkshire Playwrights taking on Big Subjects

What I am referring to is the vast amount of playwriting talent there is in this area. We have plays in development, plays and musicals in production, and some that are being written at this very moment!

News Briefs: GBFD responds to chemical spill at high school; WAMC, Berkshire Theatre Group to present DA candidates’ debate

Set to take place one week before the Sept. 4 primary election, the debate will feature Berkshire County District Attorney Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight moderated by WAMC president and CEO Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief Josh Landes and WAMC news director Ian Pickus.

Bits & Bytes: CATA art exhibit; ‘Found Footage” at Berkshire Museum; Arlo at Mahaiwe Thanksgiving week; Soldier On info session; Thanksgiving meal for LGBTQ...

With housing in Leeds and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Soldier On provides emergency and transitional housing to 250 veterans, as well as case management.

EDGEWISE: The uglification of Great Barrington’s Main Street

When I look at myself objectively, I have to laugh at my stubborn belief that those in power have the best interests of the...

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