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Lake Mansfield shut down to swimmers due to E.Coli levels

Lake closed to swimmers by town.

‘Inspiring Forgiveness’: An auspicious moment for local author’s publishing day

“Just pause for a moment,” Barbara Bonner advises when contemplating forgiveness. “What must that person be feeling right now [to act that way]?”

‘No Visible Bruises’ presentation to highlight the prevalence of violence against women

The book is ultimately a manifesto that turns a regressive notion about the causes of domestic violence on its head by illustrating domestic violence as a public health problem with solutions.

In the wheelhouse of the Russell I

Hilary Russell weaves the tugboat history into a telling of his personal quest to learn more about his family

Author Susan Dworkin reads from her new novel “The Garden Lady”

We invite you to enjoy the first of two chapters of "The Garden Lady," as read by the author Susan Dworkin of Becket.

News Brief: Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign

The Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force formed earlier this year under the auspices of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Children’s book ‘Blanket of Stars’ is a collaboration with a purpose

Laiz, the author of eight books, focuses on subjects about which she is passionate—ranging from climate change and refugees to equal rights and friendship—and she does so in an approachable way, not from a proverbial soapbox.

ON BOOKS: In Aaron Thier’s ‘The World is a Narrow Bridge’ the fate of humanity hangs in the balance

Hannah Van Sickle interviews Great Barrington author Aaron Thier about his latest book, ‘The World is a Narrow Bridge.’ Thier will be reading from his book at The Bookstore in Lenox on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: Michael E. Mann on climate change; Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra; Roberta Silman at the Mount; International Women’s Day celebration; ‘The Old...

Michael E. Mann was a lead author on the “Observed Climate Variability and Change” chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was the organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences’ Frontiers of Science in 2003.

Business Briefs: 100 Bridge Street funding application submitted; Lenox named top literary destination; Salisbury Bank employee awards; BCArc promotes Hall

Travel website Expedia has named Lenox one of its “20 Must-see literary destinations around the world.”

Bits & Bytes: Botanical Garden art show; ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley;’ ‘Real People, Real Stories;’ Pajama Night at Lenox Library; Olga Dunn Dance...

At the Lenox Library pajama night stories will be read by Lenox Board of Selectmen Chairman David Roche, Lenox Public Schools superintendent Timothy Lee, the Bookstore proprietor Matt Tannenbaum, Lenox Community Center youth services coordinator Michelle Messana and Lenox Library youth librarian Katie Wallick.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Hellfire in Brick City: A Novel of Morality and Mortality’

It would be unfair to say how this novel ends before the reader has had a chance to get involved personally, but this story does build to a potential fireball and the climax is at once unpredicted and perfectly crafted.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Wesley Brown on his new novel, ‘Dance of the Infidels’

The Bookstore in Lenox will be celebrating the publication of Wesley Brown’s new novel and audio book, “Dance of the Infidels,” on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 5:30. Brown summons up the smoky clubs and gritty streets of a long-gone New York City, one that moved in the frenetic rhythms of jazz.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘FDR on his houseboat’: A president in the making

“There he [FDR] was, flat on his back with nothing to do but think. He began to read, he began to think, he talked, he gathered people around him, his thoughts expanded, his horizon widened. He began to see the other fellow’s point of view.” --- Louis Howe, friend of FDR

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Little Terrarium,’ poems by Hannah Fries, clear-eyed and gleaming

Hannah Fries, former poetry editor of Orion magazine in Great Barrington, is the first Berkshire author to be published by Hedgerow Books, an imprint of Levellers Press in Amherst. She will be reading at The Bookstore in Lenox at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

Bits & Bytes: Hevreh Ensemble at Simon’s Rock; Ace Frehley at the Colonial; GBFD open house; Julia Ain-Krupa at the Bookstore; geology hike at...

The Great Barrington Fire Department's open house will include a rope rescue demonstration and a fully simulated extrication of a patient from a motor vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.