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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.

Alan Chartock: Carmi Rapport, THE lawyer

I am sure that everyone reading this will know someone who has made an indelible impression on their community and their lives.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Greylock expands to Hudson; Downtown Pittsfield ambassadors; Villages of the Berkshires grant; Jacob’s Pillow commission; new Mezze co-cowners

Villages of the Berkshires is launching an effort to provide volunteer services such as friendly visitors or companionship, local transportation, technology support, and basic household repairs and assistance to seniors in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Corona Diary’; Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate; Wild Air movies

The featured reading is "Too Young for The Blues" by Chatham-based playwright and author Wesley Brown.

Bits & Bytes: Gedney Farm sculpture show; Hershey Felder livestream; photography workshop; intergenerational conversation series; virtual staged reading

Gedney Farm exhibits sculpture by artist Susan Clinard New Marlborough -- On Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 8 p.m., Gedney Farm will host an...

‘Horrific’: Neighbors alarmed at proposed Egremont cannabis store

Some attendees were also concerned that their property values would decline if a cannabis store was located near them, or that long lines would be difficult to manage.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Grant for the Mount; tree planting at Hawthorne Valley; Rogers joins VIM; Salisbury Bank promotes MacArthur; new BCC staff

As mission chief to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cape Verde, Burundi and Eritrea, Rogers led IMF’s financial negotiations and annual country consultations, and helped design economic and financial policy frameworks to promote sustainable economic growth.

Bits & Bytes: Drop-in yoga; graphic novel workshop; Young Writers’ Contest winners; BCC dean’s list

The contest was open to writers in grades nine through 12 attending schools or homeschooled in Columbia County as well as Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Unfinished Business’ at Bernay Fine Art; Berkshire Museum’s ‘Visual Voice’; garden design talk; traditional music concert

The illustrated talk will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener in terms of both labor and expense.

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.

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,...

Deadly Berkshire copperheads

If people are terrified of snakes, they report all kinds of bogus nonsense in the event that they encounter one.

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.”

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."

BUSINESS BRIEFS: ‘Reimagining America’ series; COVID-19, mental health webinar; HDC artist funding; Olmstead Awards for schools

Williams College has announced its 2020 bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty and Curricular Development.

David C. King, 86, of Hillsdale, N.Y.

David was an award-winning author of more than 80 history, biography and culture studies books for children and young adults.

Remembering the ‘great’ Great Barrington tornado 25 years later

The National Weather Service reported that debris was carried more than 45 miles to the northeast in Belchertown, where a fairgrounds racing ticket was found along with white corrugated plastic roofing material.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.