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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.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Cultural sites to reopen; Berkshire Museum construction; raffle benefits food banks; Berkshire Immigrant Center fundraising; grant for Olana

BIC is the only program in Berkshire County that focuses exclusively on meeting the unique challenges of a continuously growing immigrant and refugee population.

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

Bits & Bytes: Founders Day at Norman Rockwell Museum; ‘The Mystical 16’; rainforest music, culture at Race Brook Lodge; RSYP block party; Alastair McIntosh...

The twin brothers will speak and present songs, stories and movement, and will answer questions about the indigenous ways and traditions of their Amazon culture.

Bits & Bytes: Copich at Norman Rockwell Museum; Maplefest at Williams; ‘Lady Randy’ at Ventfort Hall; call for women artists

Maplefest attendees will be able to visit a working sugar house, observe the finishing and bottling of the final product, tap trees, gather sap, and taste homemade syrup on pancakes.

News Briefs: Crowdfunding campaign aims to stop Berkshire Museum art sale; Project Lead the Way grants available

The community-based grassroots movement Save the Art – Save the Museum announced that it has launched a GoFundMe campaign to underwrite legal action on behalf of the Berkshires’ cultural heritage.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Derby;’ ‘until/UNTIL;’ Civil War living history; Housatonic River cleanup; Rockwell, Warhol panel discussion

The Housatonic Valley Association invites volunteers to meet at Wahconah Park for a cleanup of the west branch of the Housatonic River.

Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms forum explores immigration and the refugee ‘crisis’ amid national panic

“We have all been complicit in the creation of the ‘refugee.’ Just remember the hand we had in the production of that problem, and to even think of another human being in need as a problem.” -- Asma Abbas, professor of politics and philosophy at Bard College at Simons Rock, Great Barrington

Confederate flag: Racist symbol or emblem of ‘country’ lifestyle

“I’m not racist. I’m friends with all races and all genders, to me the [Confederate] flag stands for the redneck way of life, though there is much more and it’s nothing to do with hate or racism.” -- Ray Dumont

Stockbridge selectman defer decision on Elm Court development — again

'We are not against Elm Court. We encourage smart growth, but this is the commercialization of a rural neighborhood.' --Old Stockbridge Road resident Barney Edmonds

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.