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CONNECTIONS: A tale of two 19th-century Berkshire women

One had a solid impact on Berkshire County and her generation. While the other, although more famous, may have had no impact on the county at all. You decide.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Enough is enough

It's very easy for me to tell you what to do at extremes: Do what feels the worst and go against the crowd. But we’re not at extremes now; indicators are mixed. So what to do now?

As young as one

Recently, our attention has been split by the plight of the Thai boys trapped in the cave, and the bizarre behavior of President Trump in Brussels, the United Kingdom and Helsinki. And yet there are thousands of parents and children trapped in a kind of hell, waiting to find each other.

Smoke Signals from The Swamp: Carter Page

Like many of our protagonists, Carter Page's story keeps changing. He didn’t meet with Russians. He did meet with Russians. Nothing happened. Or maybe something did happen.

Poem: Overdose

The Obama Administration is committing millions of dollars to contend with the prevalence of heroin addiction in New England. The Berkshires are not immune. A poem, here, about what an overdose feels like.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.