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CONNECTIONS: Baldwin’s in West Stockbridge marches on

The Civil War had created pent-up demand for goods, and there was Baldwin’s. Folks all over the North and South were glad to see the war ending and new businesses starting up.

CONNECTIONS: Truth or consequences

Have we developed systems that protect lies? Have we confused unfiltered with accurate? Has truth become the victim of policy? If truth is holy, then who is protecting it and how?

EDGECAST: News in Review with Heather Bellow — a podcast

Berkshire Edge Managing Editor Heather Bellow discusses some of the issues she's covering: The marijuana dispensary proposed for Great Barrington; environmental remediation at 100 Bridge Street, Konkapot River artist, and the natural gas pipeline through Otis State Forest.

Thomas Haas, 86, former Egremont Selectman, television news director

Tom had a strong sense of justice, fairness, character and truth. He loved the excitement of live television and worked on various shows as Director or Production Chief.

Happy Birthday, Berkshire Edge!

We set out to create a publication for the Berkshires that would truly engage the life, interests and aspirations of this unusually diverse community. And, as we hoped, a lively exchange of reader comments has turned The Edge into the community forum where readers reflect on and participate in issues that matter, and where actions and ideas are illuminated with wit, intelligence, insight and humor by people you may know.

Breaking news

As the TV anchors and the experts droned on and on with inane commentary, I wondered how many children in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya were being rendered homeless? How many children died of hunger, disease, and exposure while we got to know way too much about the 150 well-fed, adequately clothed, and financially secure people?

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Lulu and Hershey start their own broadcast news network: DNN.

The ‘News,’ then as now

It took 200 years for American media and public relations to discover the power of hypocrisy: simultaneously lying and denying it.
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