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Inside The Dream Away Lodge on opening night

“I think there's so many people who meet here and end up falling in love,” says Dan Giddings, new partner at the legendary establishment. Friendships start here, he says.

PROFILE: Sen. Adam Hinds looks back at legislative accomplishments – and challenges

The Edge recently sat down with Hinds in his Pittsfield office to discuss his proudest accomplishments, how to align workforce development needs with the education system, and his hopes and concerns about the rollout of recreational marijuana in the state, among other things.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire pomp and ceremony

The New York Times described Lenox as “all gaiety, life and fashion.”

News Brief: Comcast selected for Worthington’s broadband project

MBI will utilize Worthington’s original Last Mile allocation of $1,070,000, with the remaining funds coming from additional investments from both the Commonwealth and the town, utilizing an agreement that will allow the town to contribute year over year without having to use municipal bonds.

CONNECTIONS: Poetry and journalism mingled in William Cullen Bryant

The following year, Bryant was 22 years old. He was living in Great Barrington, working for the town, and practicing law.  He would remain in Great Barrington from 1816 to 1825—out of place and out of sorts.

Support Single Payer legislation in Question 4

I Beth Eisenberg writes: "The enormous burden to cities, towns and school districts that must pay ever-increasing health insurance bills for current employees as well as retirees would be alleviated, and other much needed municipal and educational needs could be addressed."

James Borgo Jr., 75, of Worthington, formerly of Lenox

He worked for several years as a cook at the former Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, and later was employed by the Town of Lenox DPW for 22 years.

Bits & Bytes: Williams astronomer captures eclipse images; Bryant Day; National Moth Week workshop; Housatonic River cleanup; youth tennis program

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center will celebrate National Moth Week Tuesday, July 24, from 8 to 10 p.m., with a workshop about nighttime pollinators, insects and moths.

Bits & Bytes: Lucien Aigner Day; Aston Magna opening; Orion editor to address graduates

The famed photojournalist Lucien Aigner called Great Barrington home for over 55 years. Aigner grew up in what is modern-day Slovakia.

Bits & Bytes: Hilltown Open Studio Tour; ‘A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.’ screening; CEWM solstice party; mill history talk; Greenagers to dedicate garden...

Using photos of the 19th-century mills and factories, historian John Dickson will reveal the story of the people who harnessed the power of streams and rivers to make a living for their families.

CONNECTIONS: All the news that fits — on a broadsheet

The Berkshire history broadsheets are well laid out, richly illustrated and bursting with “news.” The first broadsheet covers 39 years, 1761–1800. The next covered 25 years, 1800–25.

Bits & Bytes: Puerto Rico fundraiser; Berkshire Earth Expo seeks vendors; handmade Valentine swap; animal tracking intensive; BCC fall 2017 dean’s list

The Berkshire Earth Expo showcases and celebrates environmental activism and activists’ achievements; helps people engage with their neighbors; educates the public about renewable energy solutions; and features businesses, artisans and scientists who work in harmony with nature.

In era of Trump-inspired discord, state Sen. Adam Hinds wants to do ‘politics differently’

Hinds is also interested in pressuring the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to increase education funding, especially for rural schools that face unique fiscal challenges, such as being overly dependent on homeowner property taxes, compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.

News Briefs: Pignatelli recognizes Covestro; Worthington considers broadband options

The Worthington Broadband Committee and municipal light board will present residents with at least two possible options for bringing broadband internet to the town.

News Brief: WiredWest to present broadband solution workshop

During the workshop, WiredWest will present, for the first time, a regional solution for operation of a broadband fiber-to-the-home network in any unserved towns in western Massachusetts that choose to join.

News Briefs: Hinds outlines public forum, office schedules; GB Democratic Town Committee meeting; Lenox Community Preservation Committee projects; Boston-area colleges demonstrate for fossil fuel...

Around 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, Boston University students, organized by the campus group Divest BU, walked out of classes and met for a rally at the George Sherman Union plaza on campus.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Colonial; Clinton AME Zion Church fundraising update; Stone Walls II release party; RSYP culinary dinner; interfaith holiday...

The Winter 2017 issue of Stone Walls II features work about the late poet, journalist and feminist Michelle Gillett written by Patty Crane and others, as well as two poems by Gillett.

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