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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’; Jane Wald explores Emily Dickinson’s work; frame & canvas class; Anton Ginzburg short film

In Berkshire County, the rate of restraining orders is 37 percent higher than the state average. That may mean violence is particularly high in Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; film on women architects; artful hike at Olana; Deb Phillips on healthy eating habits

September First Fridays Artswalk in Pittsfield Pittsfield -- The September 4th First Fridays Artswalk will encompass 17 different art shows featuring work by more than 25 regional...

Bits & Bytes: Chamber music in Lenox; ‘Curiosities Under Glass’ at Ventfort Hall; Bernard Drew on waterpowered industry; Charlotte Salomon talk

Historian and author Bernard Drew will present local stories from his new book about how waterpower shaped Berkshire towns and their industries.

Bits & Bytes: Lenox Library book sale; “Immortal Present” exhibit talk; “Classical Italian Villas” at Ventfort Hall; Berkshire Regional office wins award; BHRSD receives...

The Berkshire Hills Regional School District has been awarded a 31/2-year 21st Century Community Learning Center Exemplary Grant. This federal grant is designed to support high-quality, out-of-school learning, and the total grant amount of $821,600 will be used to continue operating Project Connection.

Bits & Bytes: 5th Annual Rotary Bike ‘N’ Fly; Cannabis research seminar; Berkshire Crafts Fair; ‘I Am Pittsfield’ at Arrowhead; Hebrew poetry talk

Based on actual historical incidents culled from both written and oral history sources, “I Am Pittsfield: The Immigrant Century” explores the struggles and triumphs of immigrants who arrived and settled in Pittsfield between 1840 and 1940.

Bits & Bytes: Last call for Dig & Dine tickets; The Summer of Greylock Gin; Appalachian Trail celebration; “Moving Through the Tree of Life”...

Barbara Watkins, owner of Evergreen Fine American Crafts, has led the I Dig GB campaign, organizing sales and special events to draw people to Great Barrington even during the rockiest periods of Main Street Reconstruction.

Bits & Bytes: Clay Light Tea exhibition; Letty Cottin Pogrebin book signing; mycology walk at Olana; Neil Simon talk & performance; new president for...

Chuck Leach will succeed David Bruce as the next president and CEO of Lee Bank. Leach, a Lee resident, has most recently served as senior vice president in charge of wealth management at Berkshire Bank.

Bits & Bytes: RSYP art opening; Tracy Reese trunk show; Jonathan Edwards and Mahicans; Main Street, Stockbridge; ‘Jaffa Beach’ reading

Berkshire Community Youth Art Gallery gives youth opportunities to explore their artistic values and display their works for the community.

Bits & Bytes: Zoppè Family Circus; Brooklyn Rider at Tannery Pond; Berkshire South community suppers; Bittman on aging; regional transportation planning

Zoppe Circus uses only domestic animals – dogs and horses (often rescues) – which are the personal pets of their owners. As family-owned pets, the animals are raised, transported and housed with loving care.

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"Shakespeare and the language that shaped the world"; 6 from Spazi; brunch with Ruth Reichl to benefit Berkshire Grown; a Holocaust story; McTeigue & McClelland diamond show.

Bits & Bytes: Poet J.K. Lawson reading in New York; Fiber art talk at the Jewish Federation; Terry A La Berry at the Lenox...

Terry A La Berry is a fixture at the Lenox Library's summer reading program, where children can sign up to read books or be read to for prizes and to keep their reading skills up to par through the summer. This summer’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.