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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

Richard Wagner, 72, of Ashley Falls

Richard worked in Falls Village for Northeast Utilities Power Plant as a hydro operator for over 25 years.

Addiction in the Berkshires, Sara’s story: Chapter 3

I was needing to use constantly. I had just left the clinic, and so now I had even more of a habit because I had the heroin on top of the methadone. I was sick every two hours around the clock.

Addiction in the Berkshires, Chapter 1: Sara’s story

"When I was younger, I was an A student, in the 98th percentile on all the tests. I did ballet. You wouldn’t have thought I would end up the way I did. All my teachers thought I had a lot of promise and would do well in life."

Town and neighbors wage fierce battle against Lime Rock Park’s Sunday racing plans

But the ban on Sunday racing wasn't imposed by the town, or even the state. Rather, it's the result of a court injunction issued in 1959, only a couple of years after the track was built from the remnants of an old gravel pit.

Business Briefs: Summer pop-up gallery; Dr. Alsdorf joins CHP; Massachusetts Nonprofit Network issues census report; Salisbury Bank awards scholarships

Dr. Stephen A. Alsdorf has joined the primary care staff at Community Health Programs in Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art of the Hills’; Mary Berry on supporting farmers; ‘Laudate Pueri Dominum’; Berkshire Pride Festival; Mass Audubon Family Fun Day

In her talk at St. James Place, Mary Berry will address the topics of what it will take for farmers to be able to afford to farm well, and how to become a culture that supports good farming and land use.

Nick Gordon, longtime Music Mountain President, dies at 89

In addition to Music Mountain, Mr. Gordon was tireless in promoting classical music and the performing arts.

Over the Border: Properties in New York and Connecticut

In this week's "What's on the Market" we are hopping across state lines! Check out these beautiful Connecticut and New York properties!

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Life and Times of Music Inn;’ dog dance at Jacob’s Pillow; ‘Altars, Amulets and Shrines;’ Gossamer Trio at Music &...

The event will also mark the launch of the Music Inn book project, which aims to produce a physical interpretation of the digital archives including stories, clippings, memorabilia and images.

Salisbury Bank robber nabbed after crashing getaway car following second robbery; suspect also wanted in January heist

Police say the couple were driving the same red 2014 Fiat with Rhode Island plates seen parked outside Salisbury Bank on Monday, and that Sheridan and Rachelle Winter, of East Providence, Rhode Island, are currently being treated at Sharon (Connecticut) Hospital, having sustained “unknown injuries.”

EATING ON THE EDGE: Mountainside Café, a hidden gem in Falls Village

The Café has an unassuming, welcoming feel. It's this family that wants to extend an invitation to your family.

Gloria J. Warren, 58, of Ashley Falls, Mass.

Gloria’s greatest love was her family. She cherished time spent watching and playing with her grandchildren.

Mario Alejandro Arango, 36, of Falls Village, Conn.

Mario worked in maintenance at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., and owned his own carpet cleaning and upholstery business, Carpet Masters.

NATURE’S TURN: Seeds with a mission; world renowned garden designers

The Seed Saver’s Exchange offers many ways of procuring heirloom flower and vegetable seeds and books to learn about seed saving, starting plants ahead of the growing season and gardening.

Great Barrington man killed in two-car crash on Route 7

A long-time Great Barrington resident, Steve Meyerowitz is well known as the “Sproutman,” for his popular natural foods business.

Kenneth R. Tinker, 56, of Great Barrington

Ken worked doing home construction specializing in taping dry wall. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.