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Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Horse racing should not return to Great Barrington

In a letter to the editor, Wendy Hollis writes, "Issues of concern include traffic increases and environmental concerns as well as animal welfare neglect and abuse."

Business Briefs: Local Farmer Awards applications; NAACP meeting, panel discussion; taxation planning workshops; EforAll pitch contest; new Berkshire Taconic board members

Described as “’Shark Tank’ without the teeth,” EforAll’s friendly, free event features a business showcase followed by pitches from six pre-selected contestants and two more who are added the night of the event.

Gail Potter, 65, of West Springfield, formerly of Great Barrington.

Gail’s life was spent caring for and helping others working as a CNA in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Bits & Bytes: Fall Festival of Shakespeare; Tolkien literary workshop; tobacco treatment open house

During the forum, Hammond will reveal how, as an enthusiastic reader of J.R.R. Tolkien, he came to be a leading expert on the author, decided on his profession and found love in the bargain.

News Brief: Mass Pike overnight maintenance

The work is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 28, and will continue each night through Thursday, Oct. 31, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and will require temporary closures of the high-speed lane.

REVIEW: ‘Curve of Departure’ at Chester Theatre composes family relations with simple elegance

Plot details would be spoilers; what “Curve of Departure” is really about is how we negotiate the future unknown.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s monotonous ‘On the Exhale’ lacks intensity

It's a story that moves people but never really gets to where it should be.

Bits & Bytes: Swing dancing at Dewey Hall; ‘Springside After Dark’; health lecture at Fairview; ‘Gem of the Valley’

'Nutritional Strategies to Treat Acid Reflux' will include the impact of diet on acid reflux and also cover foods that are helpful and those to avoid.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s ‘Now Circa Then’ a very timely, touching play

Talent triumphs in this dizzying double existence, and the play succeeds to amuse us even as the inevitable creeps onto the stage while we watch.

News Brief: Mass Pike bridge maintenance

The work is scheduled from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30, and will occur between the daytime hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Business Briefs: Lifetime achievement award for Packer; new play program at Chester Theatre Company; grant for Berkshire Humane Society; Meczywor named Balance Rock partner

This marks the first commission in what the organization sees as a new artistic initiative to consistently develop original works that will appear on its stage and have life in other theaters beyond western Massachusetts.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare celebrates 30 years

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in stage combat, performance aesthetics, dance, technical theater, costuming, stage management, marketing and publicity during the Fall Festival experience.

Darell Hutchinson, 45, of West Springfield

He worked primarily in residential construction. He was also a lover of the arts, enjoying both music and drawing.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s ‘The Aliens’ is pitch-perfect, impeccably rhythmed production

The play progresses on subtly revealed aspects about each character as well as carefully calibrated pacing and movement.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre’s harsh, difficult ‘The Aliens’ is well-acted, realistic

Relatively unknown, the script is a challenge to the audience and, for the most part, that challenge was met by the opening night audience.

THEATRE REVIEW: Stellar production of ‘Mary’s Wedding’ by Chester Theatre Company is romantically enveloping

Overall, the 89 minutes of this play never lose a bit of impact in this stellar production.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.