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I WITNESS: The first annual ‘Profile in Hypocrisy’ award

The courageous understand the risk they take by telling the truth; cowards and hypocrites demonstrate a commitment to deception, even when the deception is both obvious and detrimental to everyone around them.

A plan for Housatonic Village revitalization

A vision should address the necessary integration of our two village centers (Great Barrington and Housatonic), the beautification and improved use of a revitalized town center, the reuse of town properties, housing needs, and the creation of an economic development template that would attract community members and investors.

IT’S NOT SO SIMPLE: Economic development — Is your dream my nightmare?*

What type of economic development does not bring with it some aspect that some of us find unpalatable? How much are we willing to put up with in order to improve economic opportunities for ourselves and others.

It’s not that simple: Low density development, an idea whose time may have passed?

By allowing more uses on fewer acres of land we can support more people on the same limited footprint while lowering housing costs and business start-up costs.

Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan is long overdue

In her letter to the editor, Rachel Fletcher writes: “The Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan now proposed represents the fulfillment of an idea envisioned more than 40 years ago.”

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.