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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Dog walking woes

But why, then, is the offending pile in the same place every day or night? No, I think that the wayward dog owner is fully cognizant of what his pet is doing.

Donald McColl Young, 84, of West Stockbridge

He then moved to West Stockbridge and worked with the late Gordon Rose in real estate development in western Massachusetts, where he eventually settled.

Birth announcement

A girl born at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.

CONNECTIONS: Pandemic awakens spirit of community

In helping others, we often help ourselves. In finding purpose and a rewarding activity, we thrive.

Barrington Stage Company announces special summer season

Julianne Boyd’s company, located in Pittsfield, is the only one of the county’s five principal theater companies to make a move to bring live theater back into play this year.

REVIEW: ‘Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration’

There’s nothing like being at the theater, seeing performances like this live, but as Sondheim writes in “With So Little to Be Sure Of”: “we had a moment, a wonderful moment.”

Parking lot imbroglio continues as selectboard debates and one official asks another to recuse herself

Other board members said it was clear to them after that first public hearing that the Foster's lot would be closed to the public if the company was denied the right to build the new lot for its tenants.

Letter from New York: The unequal impact of COVID-19

When the plague finally ends or hopefully before that point, we will be forced yet again to address the problem of economic and racial inequality in this country. 

Alan Chartock: I Publius

We are learning how to do things within our family units and with our neighbors that make our lives fuller and more important.

Prominent Berkshire philanthropist Aso O. Tavitian dies at 80

Aso O. Tavitian of New York City and Stockbridge, Mass., passed away on April 21, 2020 after his courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife Isabella Meisinger at his side.


We are all essential workers laboring in spirit together, crafting our own offerings out of vigilance and lovingkindness.

Alan Chartock: Upstate vs. downstate

There’s New York City and there’s upstate New York. From what I can figure, Yonkers is where upstate starts. This is just another example...

Truth and COVID consequences

When it comes to COVID-19, there is a compelling need to see what might have gone wrong and how we can make the necessary changes in the present and the days to come - learning on the fly, then expeditiously and with expertise, making the most appropriate course corrections.

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

Alan Chartock: Cuomo’s budget legerdemain

Let’s face it: We went into the process broke, and you can’t spend what you don’t have. In fact, the amount of pain that this budget will cause is hefty to say the least. 

By bread and love alone: Craig Bero, Housatonic hero of the moment

On day one of the COVID-19 shutdown he “gutted” his restaurant’s foyer and transformed it into his to-go way station, from which he starts serving customers dinner around five, their covered plate delivered straight to their car window.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.