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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.

Garrison Keillor’s appearance this weekend in New Marlborough stirs emotions

After Keillor was dismissed, a subsequent MPR news investigation revealed "a years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled."

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Short Film Festival; Berkshire Children’s Chorus concert; ‘Hi, I’m Norman’; ‘Caring for the Caregiver’; area writers honored

Sarah Miller MSW, LCSW will address the topic of caregiver burnout and share tips on how to avoid it and promote positive relationships with those being cared for.

Bits & Bytes: Emmanuel Ceysson at Music & More; theater critics’ panel; ‘Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France’; Berkshire Feile; conflict workshop

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will present a panel discussion of the 2019 Berkshire summer theater season featuring Edge contributors J. Peter Bergman and Dan Dwyer Friday, Sept. 13, at the Berkshire Museum.

Bits & Bytes: Guy Davis at the Egremont Barn; Gilles Vonsattel at Music & More; river exploration in Becket; Bill Wright at IS183

Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions as well as the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2018; Zoid inauguration at Art Omi; TENET Vocal Artists at Music & More; Safe Sitter class for teens

The Safe Sitter course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting so they will be equipped with the skills and confidence to act in the event of an emergency.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Live from the Guthrie Center: The Talkin’ Series’; ‘Tarzan’ at Berkshire Theatre Group; ‘Heirloom by Design’; ‘Boundaries’ art show

'Heirloom by Design' will feature Berkshire artisans and be complemented by a lineup of local food vendors, acoustic musicians and poets, kid-friendly activities, and a full day of delicious workshops in the Greylock WORKS kitchen.

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: ‘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: ‘Mortal Friends’ at Ventfort Hall; Jay Ungar & Molly Mason at Music & More; Lenox walking tours; IS183 workshops

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles including 19th-century classics, Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic fiddle tunes, and favorites from the golden age of country and swing.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Life and Times of Music Inn;’ dog dance at Jacob’s Pillow; ‘Altars, Amulets and Shrines;’ Gossamer Trio at Music &...

The event will also mark the launch of the Music Inn book project, which aims to produce a physical interpretation of the digital archives including stories, clippings, memorabilia and images.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Camping With Henry and Tom;’ Grant Gordy and Ross Martin at Club Helsinki Hudson; CHP trail network expansion; award-winning authors at...

The Hoosac Tunnel, which opened for rail traffic in 1875, took over 25 years to build, cost millions of dollars to construct, and claimed more than 100 lives.

Bits & Bytes: Octoberfeast; ‘Forgotten Farms’ at GlobeDocs; Paul Green at Music & More; dementia caregivers workshop; CAS High Holy Days services; VCCA fellowship...

“Forgotten Farms” profiles New England dairy farmers and examines the class divides in New England’s farm and food communities.

Bits & Bytes: Spencertown Academy painting, photo exhibit; the Sebastians at Music & More; BCC welcomes former ITT Tech students; Berkshire Walk to End...

ITT Tech’s locations included two in Massachusetts and three in New York and the closure has impacted 35,000 students nationwide. BCC urges all displaced ITT Tech students to contact its admissions office.

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