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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

BCD students express determination to reverse climate change

Why Are We Striking? Because we are hoping for change in our world. We are not striking because it is what we should do, but because it’s what we have to do. We now have no choice. -- Danny C.

Bits & Bytes: Grillsdale 2019; Mumbet Walk to Freedom; BHS horse show; ’30 Years of Sculpture’; West Stockbridge art show

Grillsdale 2019 to highlight culinary bounty of Columbia County, Berkshires Hillsdale, N.Y. -- Back for its fourth consecutive year, Grillsdale 2019 will spotlight the culinary...

The Becket Arts Center’s summer program has something for everyone

Highlighting the live music offerings on the BAC calendar is the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Family Concert playing at the Becket-Washington school auditorium Wednesday, July 31.

Berkshire Writing Retreats offers solace, encouragement, inspiration for writers

Newman invites writers from near and far to immerse into their creative muses at the 1791 Hart House in New Marlborough, where individuals will be one of an intimate group of up to six writers.

Children’s book ‘Blanket of Stars’ is a collaboration with a purpose

Laiz, the author of eight books, focuses on subjects about which she is passionate—ranging from climate change and refugees to equal rights and friendship—and she does so in an approachable way, not from a proverbial soapbox.

PREVIEW: Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 — 80 films from 27 countries in 4 days

I am still interested in the documentaries from war-torn areas of our globe and dramas of family strife, but there also needs to be some relief — some comic relief — and I think this festival successfully provides both.

The saga of Elizabeth ‘Mumbet’ Freeman, first slave to win her freedom in Massachusetts, being filmed in Sheffield

"Mumbet" is the inspirational true story of a woman who could neither read nor write, but whose simple eloquence poses the question of America’s purpose better than anyone. Mumbet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

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.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Story of Fascism;’ ‘Writing Fire’ book launch; Kyra Xuerong Zhao at Music & More; Marty Podskoch at Scoville Memorial Library

The Writing Fire book launch will feature readings from contributors including Sharon Coleman, Anni Crofut, Barbara Dean, Susie Kaufman, Barbara Newman and Hilde Weisert.

Bits & Bytes: Land trusts meeting; Earth Day writing workshop; wine tasting benefit; juried art exhibition; candidate meet and greet

David Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on the commons as a new paradigm for economics, politics and culture.

Business Briefs: Norman Rockwell Museum ponders expansion; BCC obtains grant for immigrant stories project; festival grant for BTG; new marketing director for Main Street...

The new museum site would house the illustration library and archive, a study gallery with open storage, room for symposia and salon-style convening, and a reading room with enhanced technology for digital engagement and distance learning.

Business Briefs: ‘Meet the Author/Artist’ at Red Lion Inn; Catwalk reopening; new Harrison Design Associates staff; CHP award from Greylock

Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) will reopen its resale boutique, Catwalk, with a new assortment of stylish women’s clothing and accessories.

Bits & Bytes: BFWW closing weekend; MGRSD spring musical; Oakes and Smith EP release; bird nest workshop; Ghent Playhouse auditions

The Mt. Greylock high School production of 'Nice Work If You Can Get it' involves more than 40 members of MGRSD’s student body as actors, singers, pit musicians, and crew.

Bits & Bytes: BFWW lean-in and other news; Jana Laiz at Arrowhead writers workshop; ‘Out of the Studio’ show at Lichtenstein

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