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Water main break in Lee on Housatonic Street

Water will be shut off in certain locations in town at 4 p.m.

Death Café to host virtual talk

Death Café events are nationwide and part of a larger movement that originated in Switzerland via sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who believed that talking about death promoted authentic living.

News Brief: Egremont Democratic Committee to hold caucus

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Egremont, and the Egremont Democratic Committee welcomes participants.

Peggy Jean Pulfer, 90, of Lenox

Peggy loved to watercolor, was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and cultural events with family and friends.

Pop-up flower shop debuts at Botanica as café reopens

Renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar will be hosting a pop up flower market and holiday gift shop at Botanica, the celebrated Railroad Street café that has reopened for business.

Properties for $500K to $1 Million – Part 2

A lovely selection of properties in the middle price range.

Business Briefs: AIM honorees; Villages of the Berkshire info sessions; Brien Center grant; ‘Workshopping the Appeal Letter’; Salisbury Bank Community Day

The Brien Center has been awarded a total of $357,480 in state grants to fund a first-of-its-kind program designed to reduce risky behaviors such as smoking, vaping, drinking and substance misuse that could compromise students’ futures.

Thumbing through the photo archives: The ‘Southern Berkshires Through Time’

In “Southern Berkshires Through Time,” Leveille has examined almost 200 sites, ranging from historical homes, businesses and intersections, to one of Leveille's other passions: unusual rock formations.

Marilyn Bailey, 84, of Copake, New York

Marilyn, along with her husband, Frank, worked and camped at Prospect Lake Park in North Egremont for over 30 years.

Egremont to partner with Construct Inc. on affordable housing development

There will be two articles on the special town meeting warrant related to the affordable housing plan: one that would "create low and moderate income housing to be located on town property at 175 Egremont Plain Road"; and another that appropriates $640,000 for construction.

Bits & Bytes: Hilltown Open Studio Tour; ‘A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.’ screening; CEWM solstice party; mill history talk; Greenagers to dedicate garden...

Using photos of the 19th-century mills and factories, historian John Dickson will reveal the story of the people who harnessed the power of streams and rivers to make a living for their families.

Bits & Bytes: Mud Day at Muddy Brook; Children’s Attic consignment sale; ‘Go for B’roque!’; chestnut orchard work parties; community garden beds for Egremont...

At Springside Park work days are expected to complete the plantings needed to begin the countdown toward harvesting blight-resistant American chestnut seeds as part of a reforestation effort.

Armchair travel along old toll roads

While few of us will miss the tollbooths on the Mass Pike, it’s fascinating to learn that some two-centuries-old tollhouses are still intact in the greater Berkshires.

Hazel Brewer, 98, formerly of North Egremont

For many years Hazel was a sales clerk at the former W.T. Grant store in Great Barrington. She then worked at B-D Medical Products in Canaan as a production worker.

On a bright fall morning, families of fallen soldiers honored with Massachusetts Medal of Liberty

Great Barrington — It's a small but meaningful consolation for having lost a loved one to military service. But it no doubt means a lot...

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Hot Summer Swing Bash; Blue Rider Stables’ Fun Day; ‘Soil and Shul in the Berkshires;’ historical society exhibit opening

The first Jewish families who came from New York City in the early 20th century were part of a plan by the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society to settle an agricultural colony in the Berkshires.

Robert A. Wells, 48

Robert was a lover of both music and automobiles.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.