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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

Tales from the ‘dead letter office’: Greetings from Costa Rica 43 years later

Marie Tassone had an interesting and colorful life, culminating in her designation by the board of selectmen as Great Barrington's "photographer laureate" in 1989, a year before her death at age 86.

Bits & Bytes: Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action; ‘Green Inspiration’ art exhibit; ‘Bouquet of Baroque Concertos’; Laurel Hill Day; ‘A Movable Feast’ art tour

Bach Project’s Day of Action to be held at First Street Common Pittsfield -- Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project, in partnership with Hancock Shaker Village, will...

Bits & Bytes: BBG Winter Lecture; ‘ESCAPE’ at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Alexander Chee at Simon’s Rock; ‘BANG: The Bert Burns Story’ at Mason Library

Co-curated by New York art world veteran Hope Davis and painter and musician Sharon Gregory, “ESCAPE” is multi-dimensional, exploring a wide range of visual expressions and media including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.

‘Below the radar and above the shops’: Great Barrington’s upstairs economy

"We all love living here and want to be able to work downtown, go downstairs and get coffee and go across the street and get food. I like to go next door to buy my clothing." -- Asa Hardcastle, whose Tonic 5 software development company is on the floor above Tom’s Toys on Main Street

Bits & Bytes: ‘What’s Next?’ workshops; immigration forum; Transgender Day of Remembrance; vegan Thanksgiving; Festival of Trees

The 24 'What's Next?' workshops will cover topics such as climate change, ending domestic and sexual violence, W. E. B. Du Bois, health care reform, town government and more.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Morgan Bulkeley at the Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has mounted a major retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Morgan Bulkeley entitled 'Nature Culture Clash.' Videographer Jason Brown and Jim Frangione interview the artist at the museum for this EdgeCast. The exhibit will be on display through February 4, 2018.

Little engine that could: Mount Washington flips switch on fiber

"This is going to be a radical change for all us. Everybody’s talking about it." -- Mount Washington resident Eleanor Tillinghast "People may have ruled Mount Washington out before. But we just catapulted ahead of other towns in terms of amenities." -- Brian Tobin, chair of the Selectboard

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival; Morgan Bulkeley at Berkshire Museum; ‘Don’t Wait, Do Tell Me;’ Barbara Takenaga at WCMA; NUArts reunion...

“I try to make paintings that are beautiful, frightening, and funny all at once, similar to the Theater of the Absurd, which assumes things are so bad that you can only laugh.” --artist Morgan Bulkeley

Bits & Bytes: BUTI 50th anniversary concert; Catskill High Peaks Festival; Kelli O’Hara at the Mahaiwe; Pops Peterson at NRM; Mt. Washington Church Fair

Pops Peterson has gained prominence with his critically acclaimed series, "Reinventing Rockwell," in which he is updating the iconic works of Norman Rockwell with contemporary social and political issues to celebrate the diversity of today's America.

Edgecast video: Geoffrey Young and the art of the gallery

“I had no job and no prospects, so I opened an art gallery.” --- Geoffrey Young

Bits & Bytes: ‘Capital Flight’ with Morgan Bulkeley at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Deborah Reich Trail dedication; demolition derby entries; new buildings for Williams...

The Deborah Reich Trail, dedicated to long-time Land Trust board member and president Deborah Reich, is located on the former Cosgriff property off of Salisbury Road near the junction with Barnum Sreet (just east of the cemetery).

Morgan Bulkeley: The Hieronymus Bosch of the Berkshires

“I try to make paintings that are beautiful, frightening and funny all at once, similar to The Theater of the Absurd, which assumes things are so bad that you can only laugh." -- Morgan Bulkeley

Big bad things that didn’t happen: How the southwest corner of Massachusetts nearly drowned

Northeast Utilities had proposed to construct the world’s largest pump storage hydroelectric facility, drowning Plantain Pond on the heights of Mount Washington and most of Sheffield south of the village under two lakes.

Disaster (Man-made)

This jewel of an exhibit shows artists who are unafraid to burst the pretentious ego-inflated bubble of current artistic trends.

‘Best Small Town’ art exhibit to celebrate Great Barrington

Among the 25 artists whose work will be on display are Morgan Bulkeley, Jarvis Rockwell, Joan Griswold, Warner Friedman, Janet Rickus, Peggy Reeves, and John Lawson.

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