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Joseph Shirk of TKG Real Estate offers an unusual property that perfect as a live/work space for makers, artists, and business people. 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, a farm-and-table recipe, and gardening columns.

Berkshire Health Systems community update: Testing, vaccination, and treatment during Omicron COVID-19 surge

If you are experiencing moderate symptoms, call your primary care provider (PCP). If you don’t have a PCP or if you have symptoms that need more immediate attention, our Urgent Care location in Pittsfield is seeing patients in-person and virtually.

News Brief: Pittsfield woman dies after structure fire

The fire began on the first floor and extended to the second. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in approximately 45 minutes.

Lucy Ann Wuori Britton, 62, of Mill River

Lucy was widely known and loved in the health care, emergency services and emergency preparedness communities throughout Western Massachusetts.

Thousands join #BlackLivesMatter demonstration in Great Barrington

Longtime police Chief Bill Walsh told the board his department was an early adopter of the principles enunciated in President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Meals and messages: Two students provide nourishment for Berkshire healthcare workers

We provided 110 wraps from Guido’s Fresh Marketplace to every staff member at the Cancer Center in Pittsfield.

Coffee shop companionship — at a distance

While we wait for the next generation to become strong enough to lead, I think we need to be very careful who we vote into any kind of office.

Town Hall Briefs: Fairview Hospital’s COVID-19 ‘surge’ plan; illegal parking at Monument Reservation; runners and cyclists take caution

But thankfully the surge never materialized. So Dr. Adrian Elliot urged those who would normally be seeking care at Fairview to return to that practice.

David John Pratt, 69, of Lenox Dale

He also owned and operated the D.J. Pratt Excavation Company for 20 years, serving customers throughout the Berkshires.

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

We’re all in this 2GTHR

The Covid-19 virus may be trying to drive us apart, literally and figuratively, but it has found a vigorous opponent in one Pittsfield artist.

EDITORIAL: We are all in this together

It has been said before that a crisis brings out the best and the worst in people. We see it in our leaders in...

Lawrence Martin, 81, of Egremont

Dee proudly served in the U.S. Army and was the owner of the former Taconic Builders Supply in Great Barrington.

BMC needs ventilators, as Neal assures county that help is on the way from the feds

Neal was eager to talk about the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which includes almost $900 billion to businesses small and large, $560 billion to individuals, almost $440 billion to state and local governments, and more than $153 billion to hospitals and "public health."

Fear gives way to quiet in the wake of COVID-19

In a letter to the editor, Rev. Robert Forman writes, "But this time of quiet sheltering in place has its own truth - just today, just now."

A dispatch from lovely Mexico, where officials were slow to react to COVID-19

While cases were adding up at BMC and shelves were being emptied at our local stores, Sayulita had dances on the plaza, populated beaches with margaritas flowing and vacationing tourists doing what they do unimpeded. It had been very difficult to reconcile these two worlds.

Martha Bressette, 93, of Middlefield, formerly of North Adams

A prolific lifelong artist, she shared the joy of art with multiple generations of friends.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.