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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Let’s Wander! Hitting the trails to stay (mostly) sane

We're lucky here in the Berkshires. We’ve got nature ⎯ that secret sauce that revives under nearly all circumstances and is there, free, for the vibing.

Forced out as fire chief, fined by state ethics panel, Skorput seeks to reclaim seat on select board

In the last 12 months, some of the board's meetings have been standing-room-only and the manners among some attendees have been anything but mild.

West Stockbridge voters have a choice to make on June 29

In a letter to the editor, Roger Kavanagh writes, "As a project manager and team leader, I worked with diverse groups from all organizational levels who often had conflicting agendas."

Bits & Bytes: ‘In the Meantime’; IPPY Award for Bergman; virtual staged reading; young playwrights program

Mac-Haydn Theatre launches ‘In the Meantime’ webcast series Chatham, N.Y. -- Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced the launch of “In the Meantime,” a weekly webcast series...

Bits & Bytes: Beyond Flamenco at PS21; Amy LaVere, Will Sexton at the Foundry; BIFF film screening; ‘The Alchemy of Us’; ‘Meet Me at...

“Meet Me at the Clark” welcomes individuals with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy private viewing time in the galleries.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Earth People’; Farm Film Fest; the Irish Comedy Tour at the Colonial; cohousing documentary

Written and directed by John de Graaf in 2019, the film explores the concept of cohousing, an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space.

Alison Harper, 83, of New York City and Chatham, Mass., formerly of Williamstown

Later, she was asked to stay on at the Public Theater, where she started working in the box office in 1967. She retired from that same location in 1996, nearly 30 years later.

News Brief: DA secures conviction of man for attempted rapes

District Attorney Andrea Harrington praised the state police detective unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Great Barrington police for their investigations.

Don’t allow horse racing to return to Fairgrounds

Please help oppose horse racing returning to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There is going to be a town meeting held on Wednesday, December 11 on this issue.

Bits & Bytes: Camille A. Brown at MASS MoCA; ‘Voices of Poetry’ at the Mount; ‘Nickel and Dimed’ at Berkshire School; CoA luncheon

'Voices of Poetry' will feature five acclaimed poets: Doug Anderson, 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner Frank Bidart, Rage Hezekiah, Krysten Hill and Ellen Doré Watson.

FilmColumbia: Exquisite ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ a complicated yet simple story of doomed lovers

The slow burn of their enveloping passion is beautifully done, a very tender love story.

FilmColumbia: Gorgeous, inspiring ‘Varda by Agnes’ highlights Varda’s joie de vivre

This autobiographical film is the best cinema studies course imaginable.

FilmColumbia: 20th anniversary festival a treasure trove of films from all over the world

As I perused this years film catalogue for FilmColumbia, I saw some films that could be classified as pure entertainment but others that really will spark controversy and understanding of what is happening in our social/political world.

FilmColumbia to celebrate 20 years

The 10-day festival will feature more than 60 world-class independent and international features and documentaries, plus post-screening question-and-answer sessions with artists, and special tributes and events.

Jean Gurney, 86, of Lanesborough

Jean worked as a secretary and later worked for a local contractor.

REVIEW: New York Film Festival 2019, Part 1

Another film made by a young and talented director to watch for in the future is “Fire will Come” by Olivier Laxe, a wonderfully made Spanish film, beautiful to look at but also enigmatic, shot in a gorgeous mountain area where the love of nature is evident in every frame.
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