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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

It’s Not That Simple: Where should solar power installations be sited?

This column is a companion to the WSBS radio call-in show, “It’s Not That Simple.” Every other Friday at 9:05 we will discuss and...

‘Below the radar and above the shops’: Great Barrington’s upstairs economy

"We all love living here and want to be able to work downtown, go downstairs and get coffee and go across the street and get food. I like to go next door to buy my clothing." -- Asa Hardcastle, whose Tonic 5 software development company is on the floor above Tom’s Toys on Main Street

A NOVEL: ‘Over the Edge,’ Chapter 7

The little bike wound up, down, between trees. This certainly was unusual, but she wasn’t complaining despite the bouncing up and down over the now-nonexistent road.

Lost and found: Unexpected gifts

“I was on my way to the Big Y, and stopped at the crosswalk for you to walk across. I saw your wallet drop out. And I said to myself, ‘I can’t not say anything. It’s a person’s life.’ ” — Betsy Halla

Eulogy for my friend Kurt Kruger

The fact is I probably talked to Kurt more than anyone else in my life. And those conversations took place over coffee for an hour or two almost every single day of our lives in recent years.

At Louisa Ellis and Jane Iredale, getting camera ready for BIFF

“I love the ability (of BIFF) to bring all different types of film to Great Barrington; it enriches the culture of the town and enriches our experience of the world.” -- Jane Iredale

Brighter, sleeker, hipper: Great Barrington — reinvented as Brooklyn of the Berkshires

“It all started with the trees,” Fuel Coffeeshop co-owner Robin Curletti says, half joking, of the veritable downtown shuffle that was heralded by the controversial removal of the 35-year-old Bradford pear trees lining Main Street.

Main Street crosswalk claims 4 more victims in Great Barrington

“We’ve all told the town a million times [about the crosswalk]. I can’t believe we did this renovation and didn’t change this. -- Robin Curletti, owner of Fuel Coffee Shop who, with her daughter Hazel, were nearly mowed down in the crosswalk last month “Seeing that baby stroller hit. That was tough.” -- Luke Germain, owner of Tune Street, who witnessed the accident

I DIG GB: Student Art Show on Main Street

“We worked closely with Neel Weber at the High School who coordinated efforts with the other art teachers at Muddy Brook, Monument Valley and Monument Mountain so that we could celebrate youth art work throughout downtown Great Barrington during this construction period on Main Street." -- Beryl Jolly, Executive Director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.