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A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

Berkshire theaters make history: Partial summer season approved

It seems that both Berkshire Theatre Group and Barrington Stage Company are on the right track to restoring our sense of what is beautiful and possible in our lives starting in August.

Bits & Bytes: virtual Wild Thing trail race; BSC Bash; ‘Real People, Real Stories: Redux’; Virtual Act-Athon for Kids

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s Wild Thing trail race Lenox -- Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s fifth annual Wild Thing 5K/10K trail race and 5K walk Wednesday,...

Theater in the time of COVID-19: How area theaters and theater artists are coping during the pandemic

I asked the directors of several area theaters how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their theaters and their staff in ways that might not be so evident to the lay public.

Bits & Bytes: Juneteenth virtual reading; RYSE in October; ‘Ride for Roots Rising’; virtual staged reading

To help support the market, Roots Rising has launched the socially distant bike ride challenge “Ride for Roots Rising.”

Barrington Stage Company to host queer virtual story slam in celebration of Pride Month

“This is a chance for our community to come together in affinity and hear each other’s stories, listening with support and care.” - Allison Lerman-Gluck, Barrington Stage Company education coordinator

Alan Chartock: I Publius. The wonder of Tanglewood

Tanglewood, of course, is not the whole story. COVID-19 is killing the arts scene in the Berkshires.

Lamentation for stages gone dark

It is up to our media presenters, newspapers, television and radio news stations, public broadcasting and the like to remind our citizens of the losses to our economy and to our way of life that the closing down of our theaters brings about.

Coronavirus Live Local Updates

This page will be updated regularly, including on nights and weekends, to keep Edge readers apprised of the latest information locally on the COVID-19 pandemic.

PERSPECTIVES: Great Barrington Farmers’ Market to kick off 30th anniversary season with changes

Shoppers are asked to arrive with patience, flexibility and face masks as the community makes yet another shift to what will be the season’s “new normal.”

Barrington Stage Company announces special summer season

Julianne Boyd’s company, located in Pittsfield, is the only one of the county’s five principal theater companies to make a move to bring live theater back into play this year.

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

Business Briefs: Restaurant listings; gift cards for local businesses; COVID-19 strains nonprofits

The results from the survey underscored the enormity of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on nonprofits’ essential operations, programs and services.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Museum free for kids; Barrington Stage new play award; Timber Framers Guild acquires Heartwood School; BTCF grant deadlines

The Timber Framers Guild has acquired the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts to further its educational mission.

Business Briefs: SVNA Sheffield office; BCC nursing program restored; Hed joins Barrington Stage; Berkshire United Way grant; BFAIR promotes Shea

Berkshire Community College has announced that its associate degree in nursing program is in full compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requirements and is restored to full approval.

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