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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

Revised hotel plan does not address core economic concerns

In her letter to the editor, Maia Conty of Great Barrington writes: "Building an economic infrastructure dependent on imported wealth does not actually create a secure and sustainable local economy. It creates a servant/nobility-based economy."

EDGE WISE: What’s in a gift? Considering generosity in the holiday season

Since joining the Generosity Economy, I’ve been spending less money — especially on food and clothing. But I’ve also changed the way I approach purchasing things in general. I think longer before simply buying something new, asking myself, Do I really need this thing? How much is it worth to me? Is this something my community can provide?
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