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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

Bits & Bytes: Fall Festival of Shakespeare; Tolkien literary workshop; tobacco treatment open house

During the forum, Hammond will reveal how, as an enthusiastic reader of J.R.R. Tolkien, he came to be a leading expert on the author, decided on his profession and found love in the bargain.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare celebrates 30 years

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in stage combat, performance aesthetics, dance, technical theater, costuming, stage management, marketing and publicity during the Fall Festival experience.

Joyce TenBroeck, 84, of Niverville, N.Y., formerly of Great Barrington

Joyce worked for the Boston Insurance Group in Albany; for the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Great Barrington from 1965 until the store closed in 1975; then as a teller for the Great Barrington Savings Bank, retiring in 1995 after 20 years.

News Briefs: RMV plate lottery; Rhodes ad focuses on gun safety

Althea Brennan, a junior at Chatham High School who is featured in the new Gareth Rhodes campaign ad, helped lead her school’s walkout to protest the lack of gun safety reform.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woods and Waters’ at Ventfort Hall; folk concert at Bennington; birding at Green Drinks; ‘Charley’s Horse’; construction class builds fairgrounds booth

Hoffmann Bird Club President Jonathan Pierce will discuss notable local birds and highlight early-summer bird behavior, as well as opportunities to get out and see birds with the Hoffman Bird Club

2017 Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Students are encouraged to delve into Shakespeare’s works, unpack the language and savor the humor, intensity and transcendent beauty of Shakespeare’s plays.

Bits & Bytes: 2016 Fall Festival of Shakespeare

An annual tradition, the Fall Festival is the culmination of the nationally recognized program that places Shakespeare & Company education artists in 10 local and regional schools where they lead students in a nine-week exploration of Shakespeare’s plays.

Bits & Bytes: Fall Festival of Shakespeare

“I’ve found that Shakespeare affects teenagers deeply and immediately. It’s totally intoxicating and addictive; once you’ve started working on Shakespeare plays, you never want to stop." -- Caroline Sprague, an actor and student at Monument Mountain Regional High School

Bits & Bytes: Deb Koffman book launch; Shake & Co. Common Classes; Camphill chamber concert; Williams alum earns physics award; Humane Society grant

"Common Classes at the Fall Festival of Shakespeare are a beautiful example of what education might one day become -- nurturing creativity and developing cooperation." -- Kevin Coleman, Director of Education at Shakespeare and Company

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