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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Samara Klein named Great Barrington Library Director

Great Barrington -- The town’s next library director is Samara Klein, who will oversee operations at the Mason and Ramsdell libraries. Klein, a resident of...

BITS & BYTES: Bidwell Country Fair; ‘Hello, Bookstore’ screening and discussion; Brian Cox performance; Juneteenth panel discussion; Jewish world of Alexander Hamilton; Albany Symphony...

On June 25, Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and Founding Director of BRIDGE, will moderate a voting rights discussion between distinguished panelists of the Berkshire community at the Tyringham Union Church.

John W. Laragh, 73, of Copake Falls, N.Y.

John was an avid photographer creating many unique and beautiful black and white photographs of the local landscape where he resided.

Berkshire region real estate sales

Weekly real estate transactions for Berkshire County, Northern Litchfield County, and Columbia County

Art in the new surge

These are large (5 feet by 7 feet) mixed media creations from natural and industrial materials.

Bits & Bytes: Mahaiwe drive-in movies; Howardena Pindell at Art Omi; online theater workshop; screenplay submissions

During the workshop, guest choreographers Becky and Jamal Ahamad, Community Works alums and creators of the dance troupe dysFUNK, will show how movement tells a story.

Alan Chartock: Carmi Rapport, THE lawyer

I am sure that everyone reading this will know someone who has made an indelible impression on their community and their lives.

CONNECTIONS: Canceling camps, the prudent choice

Baker, Cuomo and every other governor making these hard decisions were doing so to fight a super-contagious virus, a virus whose short-term and long-term effects they were learning about in horror-filled increments. That is all it was about — nothing more and nothing less.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Greylock expands to Hudson; Downtown Pittsfield ambassadors; Villages of the Berkshires grant; Jacob’s Pillow commission; new Mezze co-cowners

Villages of the Berkshires is launching an effort to provide volunteer services such as friendly visitors or companionship, local transportation, technology support, and basic household repairs and assistance to seniors in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Corona Diary’; Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate; Wild Air movies

The featured reading is "Too Young for The Blues" by Chatham-based playwright and author Wesley Brown.

Fresh concerns aired about Egremont cannabis store proposed by Holyoke developer

George McGurn, who chairs the Egremont Select Board, told The Edge in an interview that the town has no bylaw that addresses retail adult-use or the cultivation of cannabis. The town did enact a bylaw governing medical marijuana several years ago.

Bits & Bytes: Gedney Farm sculpture show; Hershey Felder livestream; photography workshop; intergenerational conversation series; virtual staged reading

Gedney Farm exhibits sculpture by artist Susan Clinard New Marlborough -- On Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 8 p.m., Gedney Farm will host an...

Masks work

Masks are necessary and do work on flattening the curve. So why is there such resistance?

‘Horrific’: Neighbors alarmed at proposed Egremont cannabis store

Some attendees were also concerned that their property values would decline if a cannabis store was located near them, or that long lines would be difficult to manage.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Grant for the Mount; tree planting at Hawthorne Valley; Rogers joins VIM; Salisbury Bank promotes MacArthur; new BCC staff

As mission chief to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cape Verde, Burundi and Eritrea, Rogers led IMF’s financial negotiations and annual country consultations, and helped design economic and financial policy frameworks to promote sustainable economic growth.

Nick Diller weather summary: June 2020 sixth driest since 1965

My sister said the month’s weather was like the more arid conditions of southern California when she lived there, where each day was picture perfect, fair and pleasant.
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