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I WITNESS: Is the sky really falling?

Instead of running his mouth, which is his typical modus operandi, Donald Trump is golfing and enjoying the spectacle of the Democratic Party doing what it does best: freaking out and cannibalizing itself, with plenty of help from media pundits.

News Brief: Railroad Street to narrow on Fridays, Saturdays

Efforts are also under way to offer outdoor music at the top of Railroad Street on weekend evenings.

PERSPECTIVES: Town aims to close off Castle, Railroad streets for evening dining as restrictions on restaurants are eased

Selectboard member Leigh Davis said she has heard from two businesses on Railroad Street that are interested in closing the street for evening dining.

Better Days Ahead

Mock me if you must, but I’m now ready and willing to own up to the fact that even though I may not have a Jeep, that doesn’t stop me, every single time I see their commercials, from singing along with my Jeep-owning friends.

‘After rain comes a rainbow’: Great Barrington crosswalks sporting new colors

Town manager Mark Pruhenski said the rainbow symbol is widely believed to have been launched in Italy, appearing in communities from western Europe to the United States.

Coronavirus impact: Some South County businesses close, some struggle, others do well

If you're a restaurant owner who wants to stay open in the midst of a public health crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, you essentially have one choice: trying to eke out a living by offering take-out, and perhaps delivery.

News Brief: Temporary closure of southern section of Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

The northern section of rail trail, from Church Street in Cheshire to Lime Street in Adams, will remain open to the public.

Sheela Clary updates the want ads in the coronavirus era

ISO Theory Wellness line waiter: Must be willing and able to stand for up to three hours in close proximity to 100 or more out-of-towners who might have just arrived in the country from who knows where.

Proposal to demolish laundromat for parking lot greeted with skepticism

Selectman Ed Abrahams added that he is concerned that the same thing that happened at the gated parking lot at the end of Railroad Street will happen to the proposed gated parcel at the School Street property.

Dry January offers plenty of opportunities for socializing, good food

If you count yourself among the 1 in 5 Americans estimated to be taking part in Dry January, don’t despair; the local food scene might just be enough to satiate your need for heading out for a night on the town sans alcohol.

Locke Larkin, health inspector and gourmet food retailer, dies at 79

In 1976, Larkin purchased a former farmhouse on Stockbridge Road that had fallen into disrepair. He fixed it up and relocated Locke Stock & Barrel there.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Empty storefront no more: Mooncloud opens on Railroad Street

The 24-seat restaurant with a loungy feel is the new collaboration of Billy Paul with Emily and Josh Irwin, co-owners of New Marlborough’s destination restaurant Cantina 229.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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.

It’s Not That Simple: Nobody goes downtown anymore; it’s too crowded

If the solutions were easy, there wouldn’t be problems. This column is a companion to the WSBS-AM radio show, “It’s Not That Simple.”  (Listen...

Police chief touts crackdown on road scofflaws, including speeders and skateboarders

Police Chief Bill Walsh, along with Sgt. Paul Storti, presented a recently designed strategic enforcement plan to the selectboard Monday night at the Claire Teague Senior Center.

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